9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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

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 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio. On your second day here, look for gifts at Beso Loco Boutique de Playa and then surround yourself with nature on MidWorld Costa Rica.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio attractions tool .

London, UK to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Manuel Antonio. Traveling from London in April, expect Manuel Antonio to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

4
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: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip site .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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

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.
On the 7th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bat Jungle, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then look for gifts at Souvenir Rosewood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde vacation website .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Zipline
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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