32 days in San Jose & Tamarindo Itinerary

32 days in San Jose & Tamarindo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tamarindo
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Tamarindo
— 29 nights
End: Tamarindo

1
night
San Jose

San Jose
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Poas Volcano as well as Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co.. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral and then explore the striking landscape of Poas Volcano. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co..

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Jose sightseeing planning website.

Tamarindo to San Jose is an approximately 4.5- hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in San Jose

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Poas Volcano, Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral
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Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano
Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co. ©
Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co.
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica ©
Museo Nacional De Costa Rica

29
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.
Visiting Tamarindo Beach and Playa Avellana will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lydia Beech Art Boutique and Koss Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamarindo: Santa Cruz (Hacienda El Roble & Adventure Center & Ostional National Wildlife Refuge), Playa Samara (Barrigona Beach, Kingfisher Sportfishing, &more) and Nosara (Playa Guiones, SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Barra Honda National Park. Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, have some family-friendly fun at Bolas Locas Mini Golf, and get interesting insight from Sol Eco Adventures.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo visit app.

You can drive from San Jose to Tamarindo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Samara, Playas del Coco, Nosara, Santa Cruz, Liberia
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Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
San Juanillo Beach ©
San Juanillo Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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