9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Drive to James M Cox Dayton International Airport, Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
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Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
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San Jose
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Monteverde
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Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to James M Cox Dayton International Airport, Drive to Dayton

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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Parque Nacional Santa Rosa.

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Dayton, USA to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
Get outdoors at La Fortuna Waterfall and Tabacon Hot Springs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos and Onirica Art Gallery. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna, and take in the exciting artwork at Wood & Art Gallery.

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You can drive from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, explore the galleries of Galeria Namu, then get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose online trip builder.

Traveling by shuttle from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in San Jose

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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 19th (Fri): stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ecological Sanctuary. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip planner.

Getting from San Jose to Monteverde by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.