Route & dates
7 days in Province of Puntarenas Itinerary
Start: Salt Lake City
Fly: 15h 45min
Monteverde— 2 nights
shuttle + bus: 3h
Quepos— 2 nights
bus + foot + ferry: 3h 30min
Montezuma— Few hours
End: Salt Lake City
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 22nd (Mon): stop by Hummingbird Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Curi Cancha Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip planner .
Salt Lake City, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Monteverde, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Quepos.
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The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.On the 24th (Wed), get interesting insight from MidWorld Costa Rica. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.
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You can do a combination of shuttle and bus from Monteverde to Quepos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Quepos are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Montezuma.
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With a scenic position on a sheltered bay, Montezuma remains one of Costa Rica's quieter destinations, attracting mostly backpackers and other explorers averse to making detailed travel plans.Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montezuma trip planner .
Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Quepos to Montezuma takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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