8 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

8 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
Playa Matapalo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
Playa Samara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h
End: Toronto

Playa Matapalo

Playa Matapalo ©
You've now added GeckoTico to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), kick back and relax at Playas del coco and then take a memorable excursion with GeckoTico.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Playa Matapalo trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Playa Matapalo is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Playa Matapalo is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Playa Matapalo

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Playas del coco ©
Playas del coco

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barrigona Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Belen Waterfall. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, stroll through Playa Guiones, and then try for a hole-in-one at Jungle Mini Golf, Nosara.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Samara planner.

You can drive from Playa Matapalo to Playa Samara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Playa Guiones ©
Playa Guiones


Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Explore Tamarindo's surroundings by going to Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal) and Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa, wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip builder website.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Tamarindo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal