9 days in Jaco, Mal Pais & San Ramon Itinerary

9 days in Jaco, Mal Pais & San Ramon Itinerary

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9 days in Jaco, Mal Pais & San Ramon Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  13​h 30​min
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Mal Pais
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
San Ramon
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Tucson


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.
On the 14th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Jaco Beach, and then indulge your taste buds at Jimmy T's Provisions.

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Tucson, USA to Jaco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tucson to Jaco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mal Pais.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Jimmy T's Provisions
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Jaco Beach ©
Jaco Beach

Mal Pais

Mal Pais ©
On the 16th (Tue), head outdoors with Sapao adventures. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Cabuya and then admire the sheer force of Montezuma Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mal Pais online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Jaco to Mal Pais takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Ramon.

Things to do in Mal Pais

Nature Parks Outdoors

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Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls
Isla de Cabuya ©
Isla de Cabuya
La Escuela Del Sol ©
La Escuela Del Sol

San Ramon

San Ramon ©
San Ramón is a city in the canton of San Ramón in Alajuela Province in Costa Rica. Change things up with these side-trips from San Ramon: Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park (in La Virgen), Iglesia de San Rafael (in Zarcero) and El Toledo Coffee Tour (in Atenas). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Carara National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano and head outdoors with Parque Aventura San Luis.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Ramon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mal Pais to San Ramon in 5 hours. April in San Ramon sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Ramon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, Iglesia de San Rafael, El Toledo Coffee Tour, Poas Volcano, Carara National Park
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Parque Aventura San Luis ©
Parque Aventura San Luis
Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Carara National Park ©
Carara National Park