8 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

8 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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8 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  17​h 45​min
1
Playa Samara
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Barrigona Beach and Nosara Refuge for Wildlife. Explore hidden gems such as SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary and Spas & Wellness. Go for a jaunt from Playa Samara to Punta Islita to see The Ara Project about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Samara Beach, explore and take pictures at Kingfisher Sportfishing, and look for all kinds of wild species at Werner Sauter Biological Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Playa Samara online trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Playa Samara is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Playa Samara, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in March, things will get much hotter in Playa Samara: highs are around 94°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Nosara, The Ara Project
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
The Ara Project ©
The Ara Project

3
nights
Tamarindo

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Visit Potrero Beach and Tamarindo Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Las Baulas National Marine Park and Los Piratas de Flamingo. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Conchal in Playa Conchal (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Kingpin Sportfishing.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tamarindo online tour planner .

You can drive from Playa Samara to Tamarindo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tamarindo are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Tamarindo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Los Piratas de Flamingo, Las Baulas National Marine Park, Potrero Beach, Playa Conchal
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Kingpin Sportfishing ©
Kingpin Sportfishing

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