9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  2​h
1
San Gerardo de Dota
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Drake Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Quepos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
San Jose
— 1 night
End: San Jose

1
night
San Gerardo de Dota

San Gerardo de Dota
To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Gerardo de Dota trip planner .

San Jose to San Gerardo de Dota is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Drake Bay.

Things to do in San Gerardo de Dota

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Savegre Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:

2
nights
Drake Bay

Drake Bay
You've now added Corcovado Rainforest Tours - Day Tours to your itinerary.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Drake Bay itinerary maker .

Drive from San Gerardo de Dota to Drake Bay in 5.5 hours. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off toManuel Antonio.

Things to do in Drake Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Corcovado Rainforest Tours - Day Tours
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

2
nights
Quepos

Quepos ©
The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palo Seco Beach and Playa Matapalo. Step off the beaten path and head to Naturalist Michael Araya Flores and Playa Espadilla Norte. Go for a jaunt from Quepos to Dominical to see Parque Reptilandia about 42 minutes away.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Quepos tour planner .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Drake Bay to Quepos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Quepos can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in Quepos

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Reptilandia, Palo Seco Beach
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Palo Seco Beach ©
Palo Seco Beach
Parque Reptilandia ©
Parque Reptilandia
Playa Espadilla Norte ©
Playa Espadilla Norte

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monteverde Wildlife Refuge as well as Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Ecological Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Frog Pond, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

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Getting from Quepos to Monteverde by combination of bus and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Monteverde Frog Pond
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary

1
night
San Jose

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.
Make your San Jose itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Monteverde to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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