9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  8​h
1
Heredia
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dominical
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Heredia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Aguas Zarcas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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hours
Heredia

Heredia
Heredia is a city in the Heredia province of Costa Rica, of which it is the capital; it is 10 kilometers to the north of the country's capital, San José.The city is home to one of the largest colleges in Costa Rica, the National University of Costa Rica, which accepts many international students. To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Heredia itinerary planning website .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Heredia is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Heredia can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Dominical on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Heredia

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

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night
Dominical

Dominical ©
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
You've now added Nauyaca Waterfalls - Horseback Riding Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Nauyaca Waterfalls - Horseback Riding Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dominical trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Heredia to Dominical in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Heredia.

Things to do in Dominical

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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nights
Heredia

Heredia ©
You've now added Parque Diversiones to your itinerary. On the 28th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Parque Diversiones and then shop like a local with Multiplaza.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Heredia trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dominical to Heredia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Aguas Zarcas.

Things to do in Heredia

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Multiplaza, Parque Diversiones
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Parque Diversiones ©
Parque Diversiones
Multiplaza ©
Multiplaza

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nights
Aguas Zarcas

Aguas Zarcas ©
Get out of town with these interesting Aguas Zarcas side-trips: Tirimbina Biological Reserve (in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui), Costa Rica's Senor Scissorhands Topiary (in Zarcero) and Catarata Del Toro Adventures (in Bajos del Toro).

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aguas Zarcas vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Heredia to Aguas Zarcas takes 2.5 hours. March in Aguas Zarcas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Aguas Zarcas

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

La Virgen, Termales Agua hermosa, Costa Rica's Senor Scissorhands Topiary, Catarata Del Toro Adventures
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Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park ©
Bio Thermales Hot Springs ©
Bio Thermales Hot Springs
Catarata Del Toro Adventures ©
Catarata Del Toro Adventures

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