9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Bus + Taxi:  10 h 45 min
1
Monteverde
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Tortuguero
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Poas Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Frog Pond.

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Toronto, Canada to Monteverde is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Monteverde due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Monteverde Frog Pond

1
night
Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
On the 14th (Sun), glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manuel Antonio.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tortuguero.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Tortuguero

Tortuguero ©
One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the striking landscape of Tortuguero National Park, and then examine the collection at Sea Turtle Conservancy.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tortuguero trip maker website.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Tortuguero in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Tortuguero National Park ©
Tortuguero National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sea Turtle Conservancy ©
Sea Turtle Conservancy

3
nights
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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall, and view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a La Fortuna de San Carlos trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Poas Volcano National Park.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Poas Volcano National Park

Poas Volcano National Park
A trip to Poas Volcano National Park allows you to see one of the world's largest craters, trek through a lush rainforest, and visit a coffee plantation all on the same day.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get impressive views of Poas Volcano and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Poas Volcano National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Poas Volcano National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Poas Volcano National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano

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