11 days in La Fortuna de San Carlos & Monteverde Itinerary

11 days in La Fortuna de San Carlos & Monteverde Itinerary

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11 days in La Fortuna de San Carlos & Monteverde Itinerary

Start: Calgary
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  15​h 45​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Monteverde
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Calgary

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.
Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos with an excursion to Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz in Vara Blanca--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Fortuna de San Carlos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos tour planner .

Calgary, Canada to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Calgary to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Arenal Volcano
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
nights
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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, wildlife, nightlife, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve

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