Hi Matt and Jen!
Great site! My husband and I are planning our honeymoon for February 2018 and this has been extremely helpful! We were wondering what you thought about how many cities we should aim for for 9 days away. We definitely want to hit Monteverde and La Fortuna. We were debating whether a beach day at the end would be feasible as well. We don’t want to rush ourselves, but if we could have a day at the beach, we’d like that too. Those 9 days include our travel days as well.
Thanks for your help!
Yes, you should be able to fit in a beach destination if you don’t moving around during your time. It’s nice to have at least 3-4 nights in La Fortuna since there is a lot of activities there. Monteverde can be visited for 2 nights if you just focus on exploring the cloud forest. And that should leave you with at least 3-4 nights at the beach. If you are flying out of SJO you could try to pick a place that is within driving distance the same day as your flight. Jaco or even Manuel Antonio are a reasonable drive.