35 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

35 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: La Fortuna de San Carlos
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bagaces
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Playa Hermosa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tamarindo
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Playa Samara
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: La Fortuna de San Carlos

4
nights
Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park ©
Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Tenorio National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tenorio Volcano National Park trip planner.

La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tenorio Volcano National Park is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Bagaces.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tenorio National Park
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste

6
nights
Bagaces

Bagaces ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bagaces: Tilaran (Viento Fresco Waterfall & La Reserva Forest Reserve), Guanacaste Pineapple Park (in Canas) and Miravalles Volcano (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bagaces itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tenorio Volcano National Park to Bagaces in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in Bagaces

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tilaran, Canas, Cerro Pelado, Miravalles Volcano, Middle Earth Thermal Springs
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Palo Verde National Park ©
Palo Verde National Park
Cataratas Llanos de Cortes ©
Cataratas Llanos de Cortes
Miravalles Volcano ©
Miravalles Volcano

6
nights
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa, located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, is a popular beach and beach-front resort town.People who visit Playa Hermosa can indulge in swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving, sport fishing or sailing.Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province is not to be confused with Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas Province. Explore Playa Hermosa's surroundings by going to Rincon de La Vieja (Rio Negro Hot Springs & Sensoria Land of Senses), Liberia (Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria, ArtWood Museum, &more) and Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja & Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands). The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stroll through Playa Nacascolo, explore the galleries of Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Playa Hermosa trip tool.

You can drive from Bagaces to Playa Hermosa in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Liberia, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Rincon de La Vieja, Playas del coco
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Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Shark Diving
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

11
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tamarindo: Playa Conchal (Arenas Blancas, Playa Conchal, &more), Playa Flamingo (Los Piratas de Flamingo & Playa Flamingo) and Sage Brush Art Studio (in Brasilito). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tee off at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club, get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tamarindo attractions website.

Traveling by car from Playa Hermosa to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo, Pura Veda Archery, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Prieta Beach
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Playa Samara: Nosara (Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, Playa Guiones, &more), Barra Honda National Park (in Nicoya) and Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Samara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barrigona Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Playa Samara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nosara, Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project, Playa Islita, Barra Honda National Park, Jungle Butterfly Farm
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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach