11 days in Monteverde & Quepos Itinerary

11 days in Monteverde & Quepos Itinerary

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11 days in Monteverde & Quepos Itinerary

Start: Quepos
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Monteverde
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Quepos
— 7 nights
End: Quepos

3
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 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, then stop by Women Artisans Cooperative Santa Elena and Monteverde, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, and then relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip itinerary builder app .

Quepos to Monteverde is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Monteverde, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Quepos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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El Trapiche Tour ©
El Trapiche Tour
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

7
nights
Quepos

The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Manuel Antonio Jet Ski Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quepos: Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este) and Jaco (Zipline, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, explore the striking landscape of Manuel Antonio National Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Quepos trip planner .

You can drive from Monteverde to Quepos in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Quepos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Horseback Riding Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Zipline

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