15 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

15 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Guanacaste vacation planner

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Playas del Coco
— 7 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Playa Samara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rincon de La Vieja
— 2 nights

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Playas del Coco

— 7 nights

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste), Liberia (Tio Leo Coffee Tour,a real cultural experience & Church of La Ermita La Agonia) and Cataratas Llanos de Cortes (in Bagaces). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. There's still lots to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa, and get outside with Crazy Alex CR.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Playas del Coco vacation maker tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Juan Santamaría International Airport and Tobías Bolaños International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Playas del Coco can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Tamarindo

— 2 nights
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 19th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique, then wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Avellana.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip planner.

Drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Samara

— 2 nights
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 21st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Playa Guiones. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Playa Samara trip maker.

Drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Playa Samara are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Tenorio Volcano National Park

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the activities along Rio Celeste.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tenorio Volcano National Park trip planning website.

Getting from Playa Samara to Tenorio Volcano National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Rincon de La Vieja

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Fri), get impressive views of Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Miravalles Volcano.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rincon de La Vieja holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tenorio Volcano National Park to Rincon de La Vieja takes 2.5 hours. December in Rincon de La Vieja sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 82°F at night.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Province of Guanacaste travel guide

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Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Scuba & Snorkeling