3 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

3 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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3 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Santa Teresa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Playa Hermosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tamarindo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: San Jose

1
night
Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Teresa online journey maker .

San Jose to Santa Teresa is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

1
night
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Playa Hermosa journey planner .

Getting from Santa Teresa to Playa Hermosa by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Playa Hermosa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

1
day
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
On the 27th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura, stop by Papaya Con Leche, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip maker .

Traveling by car from Playa Hermosa to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tamarindo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Spas Shopping
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Spas & Wellness
Papaya Con Leche ©
Papaya Con Leche
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura

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