9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  18​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Tabacon Hot Springs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paradise Hot Springs and Los Lagos Hot Springs. Change things up with a short trip to Ecological Sanctuary in Santa Elena (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker .

London, UK to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas

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Ecological Sanctuary
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Paradise Hot Springs ©
Paradise Hot Springs
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naturalist Michael Araya Flores and Spas & Wellness. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Manuel Antonio and MidWorld Costa Rica. There's more to do: stroll through Playa Biesanz.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Manuel Antonio fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Manuel Antonio are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Naturalist Michael Araya Flores
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Top Travel Costa Rica and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co..

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Jose trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Manuel Antonio to San Jose in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

#Breweries, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica
Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co. ©
Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co.

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