31 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

31 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  24 h
1
Playas del Coco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Playa Conchal
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Playa Samara
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rincon de La Vieja
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Bucharest

7
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Hermosa and Playa Nacascolo. Venture out of the city with trips to Liberia (Costa Rica'n Art Craft, Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria, &more), La Cruz (Playa Copal & Playa Rajada) and Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, visit Playa Ocotal, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco trip app.

Bucharest, Romania to Playas del Coco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Liberia, La Cruz, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Playa Hermosa, Playa Ocotal
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Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

6
nights
Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Conchal and Playa Mina. Explore Playa Conchal's surroundings by going to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Playa Flamingo) and Penca Beach (in Playa Potrero).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa Conchal attractions planning site.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Playa Conchal in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Las Catalinas, Playa Potrero
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Samara Beach and Playa Guiones. Venture out of the city with trips to Tamarindo (Spas, Tamarindo Beach, &more), Nosara (Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, Jungle Mini Golf, Nosara, &more) and Playa Avellana (in Playa Avellanas). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Butterfly Farm, and admire the sheer force of Belen Waterfall.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Playa Samara road trip planner.

You can drive from Playa Conchal to Playa Samara in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tamarindo, Nosara, Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project, Jungle Butterfly Farm
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 21:
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana

8
nights
Rincon de La Vieja

Rincon de La Vieja ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Rincon de La Vieja: Miravalles Volcano (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste), Bagaces (Cataratas Llanos de Cortes, Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve, &more) and Centro de Rescate Las Pumas (in Canas).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rincon de La Vieja day trip app.

Getting from Playa Samara to Rincon de La Vieja by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bagaces, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Rincon de La Vieja National Park, The Canon Lodge, Costa Rica, Viento Fresco Waterfall
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Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Viento Fresco Waterfall ©
Viento Fresco Waterfall
Miravalles Volcano ©
Miravalles Volcano