7 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

7 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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Playa Samara
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Tamarindo
— 3 nights
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Playa Hermosa
— 1 night
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Rincon de La Vieja
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Playa Samara — 1 night

A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Samara Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Guiones, and then look for gifts at Love Nosara.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Playa Samara trip app.

La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playa Samara is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.
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Tamarindo — 3 nights

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tamarindo: Playa Conchal (Horseback Riding Tours & Playa Conchal) and Sea Star Souvenir (in Brasilito). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, and kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tamarindo online travel route builder.

Getting from Playa Samara to Tamarindo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Playa Hermosa.
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Playa Hermosa — 1 night

Playa Hermosa, located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, is a popular beach and beach-front resort town.People who visit Playa Hermosa can indulge in swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, sport fishing or sailing.Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province is not to be confused with Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas Province. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Souvenirs La gran Nicoya, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Playa Hermosa travel route builder app.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playa Hermosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Rincon de La Vieja.
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Rincon de La Vieja — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get impressive views of Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rincon de La Vieja trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Playa Hermosa to Rincon de La Vieja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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Province of Guanacaste travel guide

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Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Scuba & Snorkeling