9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Liberia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Playa Conchal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Juanillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Monteverde
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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Liberia

Liberia
Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Liberia day trip website .

Toronto, Canada to Liberia is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Liberia. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Liberia at 38°C and lows at 25°C. You will leave for Playa Conchal on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Liberia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the water at your own pace with Costa Rica Sailing Center, head outdoors with Los Piratas de Flamingo, and then look for gifts at Bahia Artshop.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa Conchal day trip app .

Traveling by car from Liberia to Playa Conchal takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Juanillo.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica Sailing Center
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Costa Rica Sailing Center ©
Costa Rica Sailing Center
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

2
nights
San Juanillo

San Juanillo ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juanillo Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Juanillo visit planner.

Drive from Playa Conchal to San Juanillo in 2 hours. In January in San Juanillo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will leave for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in San Juanillo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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San Juanillo Beach ©
San Juanillo Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

Plan my day in La Fortuna de San Carlos using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from San Juanillo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Spas Nature
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ecological Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Frog Pond. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Monteverde trip maker tool .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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