9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Denver
+3
train + foot + Fly + shuttle:  12​h
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Poas Volcano National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h
End: Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Hummingbird Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Monteverde day trip website .

Denver, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Monteverde. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, admire the natural beauty at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos visit site .

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

few
hours
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tamarindo.

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

2
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 12th (Sat), stroll through Tamarindo Beach and then get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tamarindo online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Poas Volcano National Park to Tamarindo in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Theme Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates

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