32 days in San Jose & Tamarindo Itinerary

32 days in San Jose & Tamarindo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica Trip Planner

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San Jose
— 1 night
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Tamarindo
— 29 nights

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San Jose

— 1 night
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Poas Volcano as well as Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co.. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral and then explore the striking landscape of Poas Volcano. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional De Costa Rica and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co..

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Jose sightseeing planning website.

Tamarindo to San Jose is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tamarindo.

Things to do in San Jose

Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Tamarindo

— 29 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Visiting Tamarindo Beach and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lydia Beech Art Boutique and Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamarindo: Playa Samara (Koss Art Gallery, Barrigona Beach, &more), Nosara (Playa Guiones, Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary, &more) and Santa Cruz (Hacienda El Roble & Adventure Center & Ostional National Wildlife Refuge). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Barra Honda National Park. Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Sol Eco Adventures, step aboard Kingpin Sportfishing, and stop by Papaya Con Leche.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Tamarindo road trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Jose to Tamarindo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips