5 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

5 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Guanacaste trip planner

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Tamarindo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Playa Samara
— 1 night
Drive
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Playas del Coco
— 1 night
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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.
Kids will enjoy Playa Conchal and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, stroll through Playa Avellana, stop by Tamarindo Jaime Peligro Book Store, and find something for the whole family at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo route maker.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Samara

— 1 night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Tours

Playas del Coco

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then view the masterpieces at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Playas del Coco trip planner.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Playas del Coco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Province of Guanacaste travel guide

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Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Scuba & Snorkeling