8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Monteverde
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  11​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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 25th (Sun), stroll through Playa Biesanz and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manuel Antonio route app .

New York City, USA to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Manuel Antonio to be much warmer, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

3
nights
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, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos route maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

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

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Thu), meet the residents at The Bat Jungle, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stop by Souvenir Rosewood. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monteverde online travel planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sat).

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The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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