7 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

7 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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7 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Start: Mexicali
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Playa Hermosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Playa Samara
— 1 day
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Mexicali

1
night
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Hermosa visit planner.

Mexicali, Mexico to Playa Hermosa is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mexicali to Playa Hermosa. Traveling from Mexicali in April, expect Playa Hermosa to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Shark Diving
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Shark Diving

3
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Step out of Tamarindo with an excursion to Playa Conchal in Playa Conchal--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo travel planner .

Getting from Playa Hermosa to Tamarindo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Tamarindo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Conchal
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

1
day
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 2nd (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick back and relax at Samara Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Playa Samara day trip planner.

Drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Playa Samara sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Spas & Wellness
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