21 days in Liberia, Tamarindo & Playa Samara Itinerary

21 days in Liberia, Tamarindo & Playa Samara Itinerary

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21 days in Liberia, Tamarindo & Playa Samara Itinerary

Start: Liberia
1
Liberia
— 14 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Tamarindo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Playa Samara
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Liberia

14
nights
Liberia

Liberia ©
Tourism in Liberia has been growing since the opening of its airport, with more and more international visitors using the city as a starting point for explorations of the country's northwest.
Explore Liberia's surroundings by going to Playa Hermosa (in Playa Hermosa), Rio Celeste (in Tenorio Volcano National Park) and Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja, & more). There's still lots to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, stroll through Sensoria Land of Senses, take in the dramatic scenery at Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, and explore the striking landscape of Palo Verde National Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Liberia trip builder site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Tobias Bolanos International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Liberia

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Province of Guanacaste, Playa Nacascolo, Rio Celeste
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Tio Leo Coffee Tour ©
Tio Leo Coffee Tour
Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste

3
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Conchal and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Tamarindo trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Liberia to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Playa Conchal
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Jungle Mini Golf, Nosara in Nosara (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Samara Beach, see Off-Road Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Playa Samara itinerary builder app .

Getting from Tamarindo to Playa Samara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. On the 26th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Jungle Mini Golf, Nosara
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

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