9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  29​h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Poas Volcano National Park
— Few hours
Fly:  29​h
End: Ahmedabad

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: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and trek along Ecocentro Danaus.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planning tool .

Ahmedabad, India to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monteverde.

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

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 12th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Frog Pond and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde road trip planning website .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Zipline
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

few
hours
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Poas Volcano and then look for gifts at Souvenir Muy Tranquilo.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Poas Volcano National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Poas Volcano National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Souvenir Muy Tranquilo
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

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