9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Puerto Vallarta
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Uvita
— 1 night
bus + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
Monteverde
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h
Puerto Vallarta

2
days
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.
On the 12th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs and then trek along Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro Danaus, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Ecocentro Danaus ©
Ecocentro Danaus

1
day
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 14th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Playa Biesanz.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

1
day
Uvita

Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Uvita Waterfall.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uvita trip maker .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Uvita takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Uvita

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Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Waterfall ©
Uvita Waterfall

2
days
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 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Frog Pond and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bat Jungle, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and shuttle from Uvita to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
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