9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Nosara
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Los Lagos Hot Springs and Paradise Hot Springs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano). Spend the 3rd (Sat) among the fascinating landscape of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, Head underground at Venado Caves, shop like a local with Onirica Art Gallery, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary planning website .

Toronto, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nosara.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

3
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then look for all kinds of wild species at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary. On your second day here, trot along with a tour on horseback, putt your heart out at Jungle Mini Golf, Nosara, then identify plant and animal life at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, and finally take in the exciting artwork at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nosara holiday maker .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Nosara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. March in Nosara sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nosara

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nativa Gallery ©
Nativa Gallery
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Horseback Riding Tours

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