9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Monteverde
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  24​h
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
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.
Feria Verde de Aranjuez has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Toucan Rescue Ranch and Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. Step out of San Jose with an excursion to Playa Junquillal in Paraiso--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Ruinas de Ujarras.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Jose online trip itinerary planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to San Jose is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Jerusalem to San Jose due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jerusalem in November since evenings lows in San Jose dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Toucan Rescue Ranch, Playa Junquillal, Ruinas de Ujarras
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Ruinas de Ujarras ©
Ruinas de Ujarras
Toucan Rescue Ranch ©
Toucan Rescue Ranch
Feria Verde de Aranjuez ©
Feria Verde de Aranjuez

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ecological Sanctuary and Onirica Art Gallery. Head to Souvenir Rosewood-Info Center and Alas y Raicesfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monteverde: Playa Dona Ana (in Barranca) and La Fortuna de San Carlos (Wood & Art Gallery, Senderos Los Tucanes, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monteverde travel route planner .

Traveling by car from San Jose to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Playa Dona Ana
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Monteverde Wild Hikes ©
Monteverde Wild Hikes
Valle Escondido Preserve ©
Valle Escondido Preserve

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