4 days in San Jose & Tamarindo Itinerary

4 days in San Jose & Tamarindo Itinerary

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4 days in San Jose & Tamarindo Itinerary

Start: Tijuana
Fly:  23​h 30​min
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Tamarindo
— 1 day
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Tijuana

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Precolumbian Gold Museum, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose day trip planner.

Tijuana, Mexico to San Jose is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tijuana to San Jose, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tijuana in March: high temperatures in San Jose hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Pura Aventura and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip maker site .

Fly from San Jose to Tamarindo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from San Jose in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Tamarindo, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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