9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Poas Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Manuel Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
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Toronto, Canada to Poas Volcano National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Poas Volcano National Park is minus 1 hour. In March, Poas Volcano National Park is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

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Bosques de Fraijanes
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio travel planning site .

Getting from Poas Volcano National Park to Manuel Antonio by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Poas Volcano National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Manuel Antonio, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

3
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Tabacon Hot Springs will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Tamarindo.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

2
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and then look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tamarindo online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tamarindo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Bolas Locas Mini Golf ©
Bolas Locas Mini Golf

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