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

Montreal
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Playa Hermosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Tenorio Volcano National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Playa Samara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
Montreal

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Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
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Montreal, Canada to Playa Hermosa is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Montreal in April; daily highs in Playa Hermosa reach 41°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
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Playa Hermosa

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Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park ©
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Explore your travel options from Playa Hermosa to Tenorio Volcano National Park with the Route module. In April in Tenorio Volcano National Park, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Barrigona Beach and then kick back and relax at Samara Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Playa Samara road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tenorio Volcano National Park to Playa Samara with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach

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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 24th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Bolas Locas Mini Golf and then kick back and relax at Playa Conchal. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo online trip builder .

You can drive from Playa Samara to Tamarindo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Tamarindo, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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