8 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

8 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Guanacaste tour planner

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Nosara
— 3 nights
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Tamarindo
— 3 nights
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Playa Flamingo
— 1 night
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Nosara

— 3 nights
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Escape the urban bustle at Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary and dondeJavitours. Go for a jaunt from Nosara to Playa Samara to see Samara Beach about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at International Animal Rescue Costa Rica and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Guiones.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nosara day trip tool.

Liberia to Nosara is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Nosara

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tamarindo

— 3 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Get in touch with nature at Tamarindo Beach and Playa Avellana. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Las Baulas National Marine Park and Monkey Park. Next up on the itinerary: step aboard Kingpin Sportfishing, look for gifts at Azul Profundo Boutique, and wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nosara to Tamarindo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Playa Flamingo.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Flamingo

— 1 night

White Beach

The white sand beach of Playa Flamingo has become a go-to tourist getaway by the sea.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Potrero Beach and then get active on the water at Serendipity Charters-Sailing Costa Rica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Las Baulas National Marine Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Playa Flamingo visit planner.

Playa Flamingo is just a stone's throw from Tamarindo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Playa Flamingo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Province of Guanacaste travel guide

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Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Scuba & Snorkeling