9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h
1
Liberia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Playa Conchal
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Liberia
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h
End: Los Angeles

few
hours
Liberia

Liberia
Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Liberia trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Liberia is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. You will leave for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Liberia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of the city life by going to La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning website .

Getting from Liberia to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip app .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Playa Matapalo.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Playa Conchal

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Dantita and Playa Mina. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Playa Danta.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Playa Conchal itinerary builder site .

Getting from Monteverde to Playa Conchal by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Liberia.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Las Catalinas, Penca Beach, Playa Brasilito
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa Dantita ©
Playa Dantita
Penca Beach ©
Penca Beach

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hours
Liberia

Liberia
To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Liberia tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Playa Matapalo to Liberia by car takes about an hour. On the 21st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Liberia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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