11 days in La Fortuna de San Carlos & Monteverde Itinerary

11 days in La Fortuna de San Carlos & Monteverde Itinerary

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11 days in La Fortuna de San Carlos & Monteverde Itinerary

Start: La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: La Fortuna de San Carlos

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Fortuna de San Carlos: Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park (in La Virgen). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, take an in-depth tour of ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, stroll through Proyecto Asis, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online travel planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Juan Santamaria International Airport, Tobias Bolanos International Airport and Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano, Poas Volcano, Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

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La Fortuna de San Carlos

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): snap pictures at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Rio Celeste and then take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs.

Before you visit La Fortuna de San Carlos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Rio Celeste, Butterfly Conservatory
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park ©
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
Off-Road Tours

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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.
You've now added Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve to your itinerary. There's much more to do: experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour, take in the exciting artwork at Alas y Raices, meet the residents at The Bat Jungle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monteverde road trip website .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

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