9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + shuttle:  23​h 45​min
Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Vara Blanca
— Few hours
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): 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 where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Monteverde is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Monteverde. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Zipline
Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery

4
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, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, shop like a local with Onirica Art Gallery, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner .

Drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio road trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vara Blanca.

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Spas & Wellness

few
hours
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca ©
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vara Blanca route planner .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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