12 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

12 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica trip planner

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Liberia
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dominical
— 4 nights
Drive
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Liberia
— 1 night
Fly

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Liberia

— 1 night

White City

Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
Rio Negro Hot Springs has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Rio Negro Hot Springs.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liberia vacation site.

Montreal, Canada to Liberia is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, things will get much warmer in Liberia: highs are around 32°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Liberia

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 3 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tabacon Hot Springs, Arenal Volcano and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

Monteverde

— 2 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond. On the next day, stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde trip planning tool.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Monteverde sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dominical.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks

Dominical

— 4 nights
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pineapple Tours, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Sunset Surf Dominical - Day Lessons, and other attractions. Take a break from Dominical with a short trip to Playa Manuel Antonio in Manuel Antonio, about 58 minutes away.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dominical online attractions planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to Dominical in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Liberia.

Things to do in Dominical

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Liberia

— 1 night

White City

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Liberia attractions planning tool.

Drive from Dominical to Liberia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Liberia

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.