8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Monteverde
— 1 night
2
Manuel Antonio
— 1 night
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery and then stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery, thenadmire the natural beauty at Monteverde Orchid Garden, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally meet the residents at The Bat Jungle.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde online tour planner.

Seattle, USA to Monteverde is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Monteverde. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Zipline
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Monteverde Orchid Garden ©
Monteverde Orchid Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then walk around Parque Nahomi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio itinerary planner.

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 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Parque Nahomi ©
Parque Nahomi

4
nights
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: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano, take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, and take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planner.

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano
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River Rafting & Tubing
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

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