9 days in Province of Puntarenas Itinerary

9 days in Province of Puntarenas Itinerary

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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.
Kids will enjoy Valle Escondido Preserve and Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Ecological Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, stop by Souvenir Rosewood-Info Center, view the masterpieces at Arte Jaguar Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Art House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde road trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Monteverde is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Monteverde is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Monteverde to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve ©
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Valle Escondido Preserve ©
Valle Escondido Preserve
Ecological Sanctuary ©
Ecological Sanctuary


Uvita ©
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see Jungle ATV Quad Tours, then look for gifts at Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars, and then stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at Hacienda Baru Lodge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uvita trip maker site.

You can drive from Monteverde to Uvita in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in Uvita

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Jungle ATV Quad Tours ©
Jungle ATV Quad Tours
Hacienda Baru Lodge ©
Hacienda Baru Lodge
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary


Jaco ©
A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jaco journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Jaco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaco

Parks · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tarcoles Bridge, Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding
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Neo Fauna CR ©
Neo Fauna CR
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts ©
Tico Pod Art House & Gifts
Fruity Monkey Poop ©
Fruity Monkey Poop