9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+4
Subway + Train + Fly + Bus + Taxi:  11 h
1
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Herradura
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde online road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 11- hour combination of subway, train, flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Santa Elena Skywalk ©
Santa Elena Skywalk

4
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Herradura.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

few
hours
Herradura

Herradura ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Piko Travel and then look for gifts at Jimmy T's Provisions.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Herradura online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Herradura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Herradura

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jimmy T's Provisions ©
Jimmy T's Provisions

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