13 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

13 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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13 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tamarindo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Nosara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nicoya
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Boise

2
nights
Playas del Coco

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and El Viejo Wetlands. Visit Playa Hermosa and Playa Ocotal for some beach relaxation. Step out of Playas del Coco to go to Liberia and see Zipline, which is approximately 40 minutes away.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Playas del Coco sightseeing planner .

Boise, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Playas del Coco is 1 hour. Traveling from Boise in October, you will find days in Playas del Coco are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are warmer (72°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Zipline, Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, Playa Hermosa, Playa Ocotal
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Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

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nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Conchal and Samara Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Tamarindo Beach and Monkey Park. Venture out of the city with trips to El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste) and Koss Art Gallery (in Playa Samara). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura, get where you need to go with SiSiSi Transfers & Tours Costa Rica, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tamarindo online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Nosara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Samara, Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach

2
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Koss Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones).

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nosara trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Tamarindo to Nosara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Nosara sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Nicoya.

Things to do in Nosara

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Samara
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

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nights
Nicoya

Nicoya ©
Nicoya, a city on the Nicoya Peninsula of the Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, is one of the country's most important tourist zones; it serves as a transport hub to Guanacaste's beaches and national parks. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Carrillo, then identify plant and animal life at Curu National Wildlife Refuge, and then stop by Casa de Arte, Curime. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Barra Honda National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nicoya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nosara to Nicoya takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in November, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nicoya

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Curu National Wildlife Refuge ©
Curu National Wildlife Refuge
Barra Honda National Park ©
Barra Honda National Park
Puerto Carrillo ©
Puerto Carrillo
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