11 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

11 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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11 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Playa Samara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Playa Hermosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Montreal

2
nights
Playa Samara

Playa Samara ©
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 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Samara Beach, step aboard Kingfisher Sportfishing, and then identify plant and animal life at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, enjoy the sand and surf at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), and then look for gifts at Nativa Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Playa Samara travel itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Playa Samara is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Playa Samara is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Nosara
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

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Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Step out of Tamarindo to go to Playa Conchal and see Playa Conchal, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tamarindo trip simple and quick.

Getting from Playa Samara to Tamarindo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Playa Hermosa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

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Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa ©
Explore Playa Hermosa's surroundings by going to Liberia (Souvenir Ocarina & Church of La Ermita La Agonia) and Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands & Llanos de Cortez Waterfall).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Hermosa day trip planning app .

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playa Hermosa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Playa Hermosa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Liberia, Playas del Coco, Rincon de La Vieja National Park
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Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

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nights
Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the activities along Rio Celeste, then identify plant and animal life at La Reserva Forest Reserve, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas Viento Fresco.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tenorio Volcano National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Playa Hermosa to Tenorio Volcano National Park in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

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Tilaran
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste