14 days in Monteverde, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste & Province of Alajuela Itinerary

14 days in Monteverde, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste & Province of Alajuela Itinerary

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Ferry to Playa del Carmen Terminal TurĂ­stica, Fly to San Jose, Taxi to Monteverde
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Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive
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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 5 nights
Drive
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Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Juan SantamarĂ­a International Airport, Fly to Cozumel

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Monteverde

— 3 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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, experience rural life at Hidden Valley Permaculture Farm, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Elena Skywalk, and explore the galleries of Arte Jaguar Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Monteverde, use our trip itinerary maker.

Cozumel, Mexico to Monteverde is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of ferry, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, taxi, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

— 3 nights
On the 14th (Sat), spend a day delving into the history of Parque Nacional Santa Rosa.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste attractions app.

Drive from Monteverde to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

La Fortuna de San Carlos

— 5 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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, take in the natural beauty of Baldi Hot Springs, and stroll through La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online itinerary planner.

Drive from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Poas Volcano National Park

— 2 nights
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parque Central De Grecia and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Poas Volcano National Park trip planner.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Province of Alajuela travel guide

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Hot Springs · Waterfalls · River Rafting & Tubing