9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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9 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Monteverde
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Vara Blanca
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne


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, trails, wildlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery, and admire the sheer force of La Fortuna Waterfall.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to La Fortuna de San Carlos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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

2
nights
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 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bat Jungle, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then look for gifts at Souvenir Rosewood. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monteverde travel route planner.

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vara Blanca.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Zipline
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery ©
Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

1
night
Vara Blanca

Vara Blanca
A vacation in Vara Blanca, located in the heart of Costa Rica, offers excellent access to a number of attractions across the area.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Ave and then contemplate the geological forces at Poas Volcano.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vara Blanca online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Monteverde to Vara Blanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Vara Blanca sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vara Blanca

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zoo Ave, Poas Volcano
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
La Paz Waterfall Gardens ©
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Zoo Ave ©
Zoo Ave

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