10 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

10 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Guanacaste route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Drive to Playas del Coco
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Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Playa Samara
— 1 night
Drive
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Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rincon de La Vieja
— 2 nights
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Playas del Coco

— 2 nights

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cataratas Llanos de Cortes (in Bagaces), Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste) and Tio Leo Coffee Tour,a real cultural experience (in Liberia). It doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

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Newark, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Playas del Coco due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

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.
Step out of Tamarindo to go to Playa Conchal and see Playa Conchal, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and stop by Azul Profundo Boutique.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

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 13th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then kick back and relax at Samara Beach.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
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Tenorio Volcano National Park

— 1 night
On the 14th (Thu), explore the activities along Rio Celeste.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tenorio Volcano National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Tenorio Volcano National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Rincon de La Vieja

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon de La Vieja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tenorio Volcano National Park to Rincon de La Vieja takes 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Province of Guanacaste travel guide

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Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Scuba & Snorkeling