4 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

4 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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4 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Start: San Jose
bus + Drive:  3​h
1
Playa Samara
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Playa Hermosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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.
To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Playa Samara trip itinerary maker app .

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 March, expect nights in Playa Samara to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in Playa Samara

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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach

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Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
You've now added Marina Papagayo to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Marina Papagayo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ocotal, and then stroll through Playa Hermosa.

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

You can drive from Playa Samara to Playa Hermosa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Playa Hermosa sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Province of Guanacaste
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Marina Papagayo ©
Marina Papagayo
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Playa Ocotal ©
Playa Ocotal

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Conchal and then stroll through Tamarindo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Avellana, then admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tamarindo route planner.

Traveling by car from Playa Hermosa to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Tamarindo, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
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