8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

La Fortuna de San Carlos
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Sierpe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos

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days
La Fortuna de San Carlos

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stop by Hummingbird Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip builder.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

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Zipline
Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery

2
days
Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
On the 13th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mulguri Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sierpe.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Mulguri Adventure ©
Mulguri Adventure

1
day
Sierpe

Sierpe ©
On the 15th (Wed), explore the activities along Kokopelli and then see the interesting displays at El Sitio Museo Finca 6.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sierpe holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Sierpe takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sierpe

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Side Trip

El Sitio Museo Finca 6
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Kokopelli ©
Kokopelli
El Sitio Museo Finca 6 ©
El Sitio Museo Finca 6

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