16 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

16 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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16 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

San Jose
Fly:  4​h
Nosara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Playa Grande
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Liberia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
San Jose

3
days
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Explore Nosara's surroundings by going to Playa Samara (Samara Beach & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), identify plant and animal life at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nosara itinerary maker.

San Jose to Nosara is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Jose, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nosara, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Playa Grande.

Things to do in Nosara

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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

4
days
Playa Grande

Playa Grande ©
Take a break from Playa Grande with a short trip to Playa Avellana in Playa Avellanas, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Las Baulas National Marine Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Grande trip builder.

Drive from Nosara to Playa Grande in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Liberia.

Things to do in Playa Grande

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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Playa Flamingo, Playa Avellana, Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Las Baulas National Marine Park ©
Las Baulas National Marine Park

6
days
Liberia

Liberia ©
Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
Change things up with these side-trips from Liberia: Rio Celeste (in Tenorio Volcano National Park), Playas del Coco (Hotel La Flor de Itabo Resort & Casino & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Playa Hermosa (in Playa Hermosa). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for all kinds of wild species at Viento Fresco Waterfall, and look for gifts at Souvenirs La gran Nicoya.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Liberia travel planner.

You can drive from Playa Grande to Liberia in 1.5 hours. March in Liberia sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Liberia

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste, Rio Celeste, Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, Centro de Rescate Las Pumas
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

2
days
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Barra Honda National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura and then find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz vacation planner.

You can drive from Liberia to Santa Cruz in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

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Barra Honda National Park, Pura Aventura
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Barra Honda National Park ©
Barra Honda National Park
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates