3 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

3 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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3 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Start: San Jose
bus + Drive:  3​h
1
Playa Samara
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Playa Conchal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: San Jose

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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.
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San Jose to Playa Samara is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Playa Samara: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach

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Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Llanos de Cortez Waterfall.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Area de Conservacion Guanacaste journey builder .

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Nature Parks
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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

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Playa Conchal

On the 18th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Conchal.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Playa Conchal trip planner .

You can drive from Area de Conservacion Guanacaste to Playa Conchal in 2 hours. In February in Playa Conchal, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
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