8 days in San Juan & Costa Rica Itinerary

8 days in San Juan & Costa Rica Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
2
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 1 night
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights

2
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Puerto Rico, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Monteverde.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Food Tours

1
night
Monteverde, Costa Rica

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 27th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Monteverde tour itinerary website.

Fly from San Juan to Monteverde in 10.5 hours. Traveling from San Juan to Monteverde, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Tours Adventure Wildlife
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Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

4
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fortuna Waterfall, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and head outdoors with Canopy San Luis.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Canopy San Luis
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La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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