5 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

5 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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5 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

San Jose
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Playa Samara
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Playa Hermosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
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.
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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 April, things will get a bit warmer in Playa Samara: highs are around 41°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Ocotal and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa.

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Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Playa Hermosa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Playa Hermosa are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

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Playa Ocotal
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Playa Ocotal ©
Playa Ocotal

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days
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Go for a jaunt from Tamarindo to Playa Conchal to see Playa Conchal about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, catch all the local highlights with Ecotrans Tours & Transportation, explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura, and stop by Azul Profundo Boutique.

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Traveling by car from Playa Hermosa to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trips

Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Playa Conchal, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach