7 days in Nicoya & Monteverde Itinerary

7 days in Nicoya & Monteverde Itinerary

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7 days in Nicoya & Monteverde Itinerary

Start: Monteverde
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Nicoya
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Monteverde
— 6 nights
End: Monteverde

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day
Nicoya

Nicoya ©
Nicoya, a city on the Nicoya Peninsula of the Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, is one of the country's most important tourist zones; it serves as a transport hub to Guanacaste's beaches and national parks. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Puerto Carrillo. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Manzanillo, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Carrillo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nicoya vacation planner.

Monteverde to Nicoya is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In January in Nicoya, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Nicoya

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Puerto Carrillo ©
Puerto Carrillo
Playa Manzanillo ©
Playa Manzanillo

6
nights
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.
Explore Monteverde's surroundings by going to Rio Celeste (in Tenorio Volcano National Park), Viento Fresco Waterfall (in Tilaran) and La Fortuna de San Carlos (Onirica Art Gallery, Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge, & more).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Juan Santamaria International Airport, Tobias Bolanos International Airport and Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Viento Fresco Waterfall, Eco Termales Hot Springs, Rio Celeste, Arenal Eco Zoo
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