5 days in Monteverde & San Jose Itinerary

5 days in Monteverde & San Jose Itinerary

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5 days in Monteverde & San Jose Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Washington DC

2
days
Monteverde

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, then squeeze the most out of the city with Pasion Costa Rica, and then meet the residents at The Bat Jungle. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Frog Pond.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde day trip planning website .

Washington DC, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Monteverde due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Pasion Costa Rica ©
Pasion Costa Rica
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Monteverde Frog Pond

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San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Costarricense and then shop like a local with Multiplaza.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip planning tool .

You can drive from Monteverde to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Museums

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Multiplaza
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Museo de Arte Costarricense ©
Museo de Arte Costarricense
Mercado Nacional de Artesanias ©
Mercado Nacional de Artesanias

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