41 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

41 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

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41 days in Province of Guanacaste Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  31​h
1
Playas del Coco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tamarindo
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nosara
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nicoya
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tenorio Volcano National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bagaces
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Rincon de La Vieja
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Kathmandu

5
nights
Playas del Coco

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.
Explore Playas del Coco's surroundings by going to Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste) and Liberia (Costa Rica'n Art Craft & Horseback Riding Tours). There's still lots to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Playa Ocotal, stroll through Playa Nacascolo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Playas del Coco trip maker website .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Playas del Coco is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Playas del Coco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Hermosa, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Liberia, Playa Ocotal, Playa Nacascolo
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Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

10
nights
Tamarindo

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Get out of town with these interesting Tamarindo side-trips: Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal & Garra de Leon Golf Course) and Playa Flamingo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Los Piratas de Flamingo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nosara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, Cesar Adventure Tour
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Pura Aventura ©
Pura Aventura

6
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Explore Nosara's surroundings by going to Pura Veda Archery (in San Juanillo), Playa Samara (Spas, Barrigona Beach, & more) and Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Islita, have fun at Tennis Club Colibri, and look for gifts at Nativa Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nosara trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Tamarindo to Nosara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nicoya.

Things to do in Nosara

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Samara, Playa Islita, Pura Veda Archery, Jungle Butterfly Farm
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 2:
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Nicoya

Nicoya ©
Nicoya, a city on the Nicoya Peninsula of the Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, is one of the country's most important tourist zones; it serves as a transport hub to Guanacaste's beaches and national parks. Go for a jaunt from Nicoya to Santa Cruz to see Parque Bernabela Ramos about 50 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Diria National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Barra Honda National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Blas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Carrillo, and kick back and relax at Playa Manzanillo.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nicoya trip builder app .

You can drive from Nosara to Nicoya in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Things to do in Nicoya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Bernabela Ramos
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Barra Honda National Park ©
Barra Honda National Park
Puerto Carrillo ©
Puerto Carrillo
Parque  Bernabela Ramos ©
Parque Bernabela Ramos

4
nights
Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tenorio Volcano National Park: Middle Earth Thermal Springs (in Quebrada Grande), Laberinto de Katira (in Katira) and Tilaran (Viento Fresco Waterfall, La Reserva Forest Reserve, & more).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tenorio Volcano National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Nicoya to Tenorio Volcano National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bagaces.

Things to do in Tenorio Volcano National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tilaran, Life Monteverde, Venado Caves, Chocolate Sibaeli, Laberinto de Katira
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste
Venado Caves ©
Venado Caves
Viento Fresco Waterfall ©
Viento Fresco Waterfall

4
nights
Bagaces

Bagaces ©
Get out of town with these interesting Bagaces side-trips: Zipline (in Sardinal) and Liberia (River Rafting & Tubing, Souvenir Ocarina, & more).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bagaces online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Tenorio Volcano National Park to Bagaces in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in Bagaces

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Liberia, Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, Palo Verde National Park
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:
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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
Palo Verde National Park ©
Palo Verde National Park
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Rincon de La Vieja

Rincon de La Vieja ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rincon de La Vieja: Miravalles Volcano (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste), Las Aves de Tierras Altas (in Bijagua de Upala) and Liberia (Nahua & Galeria 1824 Gallery).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rincon de La Vieja trip planner.

Drive from Bagaces to Rincon de La Vieja in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Liberia, Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Las Aves de Tierras Altas
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
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Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Miravalles Volcano ©
Miravalles Volcano