6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

6 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa Rica Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Playa Samara
— 1 night
Drive to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Fly to L.F. Wade International International Airport



— 3 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 10th (Sat): stop by Urban Eclectic Jewelry and then view the masterpieces at Lydia Beech Art Boutique. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Conchal, look for gifts at Papaya Con Leche, then look for gifts at Dolores Shop, then stop by Secret Spot VIP Tours, and finally stop by Tamarindo Jaime Peligro Book Store.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo driving holiday planner.

Hamilton, Bermuda to Tamarindo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a tour of Kingfisher Sportfishing, then explore the galleries of Koss Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Samara Beach. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Nativa Gallery, view the masterpieces at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Guiones.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Playa Samara trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Costa Rica travel guide

Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.