6 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

6 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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6 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  9​h
1
Nicoya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Playa Samara
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Playa Potrero
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Houston

1
night
Nicoya

Nicoya ©
Nicoya, a city on the Nicoya Peninsula of the Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, is one of the country's most important tourist zones; it serves as a transport hub to Guanacaste's beaches and national parks. For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nicoya trip maker .

Houston, USA to Nicoya is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Houston in March, you will find days in Nicoya are much warmer (94°F), and nights are a bit warmer (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Nicoya

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Curu National Wildlife Refuge ©
Curu National Wildlife Refuge
Puerto Carrillo ©
Puerto Carrillo

3
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.
On the 14th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, then view the masterpieces at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Kingfisher Sportfishing, look for all kinds of wild species at dondeJavitours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Playa Samara trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nicoya to Playa Samara takes an hour. In March in Playa Samara, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Playa Potrero.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Nosara
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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
dondeJavitours ©
dondeJavitours
Horseback Riding Tours

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night
Playa Potrero

Playa Potrero ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Potrero Beach and then tour the water at your own pace with Costa Rica Sailing Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Playa Potrero trip planner .

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Playa Potrero takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Potrero

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Monkey Farm
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Costa Rica Sailing Center ©
Costa Rica Sailing Center
The Monkey Farm ©
The Monkey Farm
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