9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  9​h 45​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Poas Volcano National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Monteverde
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  12​h
End: Chicago

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Biesanz and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder app .

Chicago, USA to Manuel Antonio is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, Manuel Antonio is much hotter than Chicago - with highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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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: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos tour planner.

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 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

few
hours
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
On the 13th (Fri), get impressive views of Poas Volcano.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Poas Volcano National Park planning app .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): meet the residents at The Bat Jungle, look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Poas Volcano National Park to Monteverde in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

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The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle
Hummingbird Gallery ©
Hummingbird Gallery

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