9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Playa Conchal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Vara Blanca
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Tallinn

1
night
Monteverde

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 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde trip planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Monteverde is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Zipline
Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery

1
night
Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal ©
On the 17th (Sat), stop by Bahia Artshop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Conchal.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Playa Conchal trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Monteverde to Playa Conchal by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February in Playa Conchal, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Artshop
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arenal Natura Ecological Park. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary website .

Getting from Playa Conchal to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Tue), kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

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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. In February, daily temperatures in Manuel Antonio can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

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.
On the 21st (Wed), stop by Souvenir Muy Tranquilo and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vara Blanca road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to Vara Blanca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Vara Blanca, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Souvenir Muy Tranquilo
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo ©
Souvenir Muy Tranquilo

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