14 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

14 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
1
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Playa Samara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Playas del Coco
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Area de Conservacion Guanacaste trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vancouver to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

1
night
Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park ©
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Celeste and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tenorio National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tenorio Volcano National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to Tenorio Volcano National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tenorio National Park
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste

3
nights
Playa Samara

Playa Samara ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa Samara side-trips: Nosara (Jungle Mini Golf, Nosara, SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samara Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Barrigona Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Belen Waterfall.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tenorio Volcano National Park to Playa Samara takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nosara
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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Playa Guiones ©
Playa Guiones

3
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.
Take a break from Tamarindo with a short trip to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours in Playa Flamingo, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique, wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tamarindo journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Tamarindo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Playa Flamingo
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Playas del Coco

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.
You've now added Single Fin Surf Charters to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Playas del Coco: Liberia (Costa Rica'n Art Craft & Souvenirs La gran Nicoya). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get impressive views of Rincon de La Vieja National Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Liberia, Playa Hermosa, Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Playa Nacascolo
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Single Fin Surf Charters ©
Single Fin Surf Charters
Shark Diving
Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park