9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  25​h
1
Gulf of Papagayo
— Few hours
+3
bus + foot + bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

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Gulf of Papagayo

Gulf of Papagayo ©
A concerted development project by the government given Gulf of Papagayo a growing number of luxury and all inclusive resort complexes and turned it into one of the country's leading holiday destinations.
Santa Rosa National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Santa Rosa National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Nacascolo.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gulf of Papagayo trip builder app .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Gulf of Papagayo is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Ljubljana to Gulf of Papagayo, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in March, expect Gulf of Papagayo to be warmer, temps between 40°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Gulf of Papagayo

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Rosa National Park
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Santa Rosa National Park ©
Santa Rosa National Park
Playa Nacascolo ©
Playa Nacascolo

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 6th (Tue): 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 next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve, then meet the residents at The Bat Jungle, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monteverde trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Gulf of Papagayo to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) among the fascinating landscape of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, get outside with Canopy San Luis, and trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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