14 days in Monteverde, Province of Alajuela & Nosara Itinerary

14 days in Monteverde, Province of Alajuela & Nosara Itinerary

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

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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.
Monteverde is known for adventure, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Hidden Valley Permaculture Farm, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the views from Santa Elena Skywalk.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monteverde trip planner.

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 (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

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, take in the natural beauty of Ecotermales Fortuna, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nosara.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Nosara

— 4 nights
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Nosara side-trips: Tamarindo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa), Pura Aventura (in El Guapote) and Playa Samara (Samara Beach, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Guiones, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary, and take in the exciting artwork at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY.

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Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Nosara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Nosara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Parque Central De Grecia and then admire the sheer force of Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Poas Volcano National Park day trip app.

Getting from Nosara to Poas Volcano National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Province of Alajuela travel guide

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Hot Springs · Waterfalls · River Rafting & Tubing