9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights

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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos visit planner.

Toronto, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Must see
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Monteverde sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks
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Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 11th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo online route builder.

You can drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Tamarindo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Must see
Pura Aventura
4.8

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