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:  14​h 15​min
1
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nosara
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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.
Take a break from the city and head to El Viejo Wetlands and Las Baulas National Marine Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Potrero Beach and Costa Rica Sailing Center. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Park, look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique, and explore and take pictures at Kingpin Sportfishing.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo online vacation maker .

Seattle, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in March: high temperatures in Tamarindo hover around 94°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nosara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Potrero, Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, Las Baulas National Marine Park
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Costa Rica Sailing Center ©
Costa Rica Sailing Center
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
Kingpin Sportfishing ©
Kingpin Sportfishing

2
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Get in touch with nature at San Juanillo Beach and Barrigona Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nosara Refuge for Wildlife and Jungle Mini Golf, Nosara. Go for a jaunt from Nosara to Playa Samara to see Spas & Wellness about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nosara trip planner.

Getting from Tamarindo to Nosara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nosara

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Samara, San Juanillo Beach
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:
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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife ©
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach

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