9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  9​h 45​min
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Poas Volcano National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Tamarindo
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  9​h
End: Chicago

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.
To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary app .

Chicago, USA to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in April; daily highs in Manuel Antonio reach 82°F and lows reach 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Spas & Wellness

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, 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 exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online vacation maker .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Hummingbird Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Curi Cancha Reserve, stroll through The Bat Jungle, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde journey site .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Poas Volcano National Park.

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Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

few
hours
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Poas Volcano.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Monteverde to Poas Volcano National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. April in Poas Volcano National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Tamarindo.

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

1
night
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo day trip planning website .

Getting from Poas Volcano National Park to Tamarindo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Poas Volcano National Park in April; daily highs in Tamarindo reach 95°F and lows reach 73°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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