6 days in San Jose, Monteverde & Jaco Itinerary

6 days in San Jose, Monteverde & Jaco Itinerary

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6 days in San Jose, Monteverde & Jaco Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Drive + Fly:  9​h
1
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Jaco
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: Milwaukee

1
night
San Jose

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip builder app .

Milwaukee, USA to San Jose is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Milwaukee in November, things will get much warmer in San Jose: highs are around 79°F and lows about 66°F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Selvatura Park, Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena and Nasua Tours. On the 15th (Fri), whizz through the canopy at Selvatura Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Nasua Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Monteverde road trip planning website .

You can drive from San Jose to Monteverde in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Jaco.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Selvatura Park ©
Selvatura Park
Nasua Tours ©
Nasua Tours

2
nights
Jaco

Jaco ©
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jaco trip builder site .

Traveling by shuttle from Monteverde to Jaco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Tarcoles
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Jaco Beach ©
Jaco Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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