12 days in Costa Rica & Liberia Itinerary

12 days in Costa Rica & Liberia Itinerary

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Fly to Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Drive to Dominical
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Dominical, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carate, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive to Juan Santamaria International Airport, Fly to Monrovia
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Monrovia, Liberia
— 1 night
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Dominical, Costa Rica

— 3 nights
The laid back beachfront town of Dominical has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a surfer haunt of some repute.
Venture out of the city with trips to Manuel Antonio (Playa Manuel Antonio, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more), Spas (in Quepos) and Jaco (Jaco Walk Open Air Shopping Center & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dominical tour itinerary site.

Montreal, Canada to Dominical is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carate.

Things to do in Dominical

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Carate, Costa Rica

— 1 night
For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carate holiday website.

You can drive from Dominical to Carate in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for La Fortuna de San Carlos on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Carate

Nature · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
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: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, take an in-depth tour of ChocoMuseo La Fortuna, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Carate to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 10 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Monrovia.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

Monrovia, Liberia

— 1 night
The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
On the 3rd (Mon), browse the exhibits of Liberian National Museum and then contemplate the long history of Centennial Pavilion.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Monrovia road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monrovia. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Monrovia are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monrovia

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Costa Rica travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.

Liberia travel guide

3.4
Museums · Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites
Founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves, Liberia today has a population of primarily indigenous Africans, but maintains certain links with the United States. One such link comes in the music and wider culture of the main urban areas, where hip-hop influences abound among traditional African rhythms, dress styles, and dance trends. Beaches close to the capital remain some of the main places to visit in Liberia, as exploring the inland areas away from the main towns represents a risk for foreign visitors without an accompanying local guide.