Route & dates
Fly + Drive: 17 h 45 min
Monteverde— 1 night
Drive: 3 h 30 min
Quepos— 2 nights
Bus: 2 h 30 min
Puntarenas— 2 nights
Drive + Fly: 17 h 15 min
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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 2nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Alas y Raices, then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and then meet the residents at The Bat Jungle. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then stroll through Monteverde Frog Pond.
To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monteverde tour planner.
Kalamazoo, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kalamazoo to Monteverde due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Quepos.
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The tourist-oriented town of Quepos marks the entrance for many travelers looking to explore the nearby national park.On the 4th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manuel Antonio National Park, then stroll around Parque Nahomi, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Quepos holiday planner.
Traveling by car from Monteverde to Quepos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Puntarenas.
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A major port city with a busy fish market, for most tourists Puntarenas represents little more than the launching point for ferries heading to the pleasant beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula.You've now added Sky Mountain Canopy to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sky Mountain Canopy.
To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Puntarenas online tour itinerary planner.
You can take a bus from Quepos to Puntarenas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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