11 days in San Jose & Monteverde Itinerary

11 days in San Jose & Monteverde Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Mochis
Fly:  25 h
1
San Jose
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Monteverde
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Los Mochis

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park), Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles (in Cartago). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the geological forces at Irazu Volcano National Park, and examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Jose trip planner.

Los Mochis, Mexico to San Jose is an approximately 23- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Mochis to San Jose is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Mochis in July, things will get slightly colder in San Jose: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Poas Volcano, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz, Irazu Volcano National Park, Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monteverde: Bogarin Trail (in La Fortuna de San Carlos) and Rio Celeste (in Tenorio Volcano National Park). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, and explore the fascinating underground world of Venado Caves.

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You can drive from San Jose to Monteverde in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bogarin Trail, Rio Celeste, Venado Caves
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Zipline
Venado Caves ©
Venado Caves

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