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: Los Angeles
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  10​h
1
Playas del Coco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nosara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Punta Islita
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Canas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Playas del Coco

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Hacienda El Roble & Adventure Center. Kids will enjoy Potrero Beach and Playa Danta. Change things up with a short trip to El Viejo Wetlands in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Playas del Coco trip itinerary maker tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Playas del Coco is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nosara.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Potrero Beach, Playa Danta, Hacienda El Roble & Adventure Center, Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
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Playa Danta ©
Playa Danta
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands
Hacienda El Roble & Adventure Center ©

3
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nosara Refuge for Wildlife and Playa Garza. Take a break from Nosara with a short trip to San Juanillo Beach in San Juanillo, about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nosara trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Nosara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Punta Islita.

Things to do in Nosara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Garza, San Juanillo Beach
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SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
San Juanillo Beach ©
San Juanillo Beach
Playa Garza ©
Playa Garza

2
nights
Punta Islita

Punta Islita ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Werner Sauter Biological Reserve and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Belen Waterfall and then identify plant and animal life at dondeJavitours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Punta Islita day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Nosara to Punta Islita takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Canas.

Things to do in Punta Islita

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Playa Samara
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dondeJavitours ©
dondeJavitours
Werner Sauter Biological Reserve ©
Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
Belen Waterfall ©
Belen Waterfall

2
nights
Canas

Canas ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): meet the residents at Centro de Rescate Las Pumas and then take in the dramatic scenery at Viento Fresco Waterfall.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Canas road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Punta Islita to Canas takes 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Canas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Viento Fresco Waterfall
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Centro de Rescate Las Pumas ©
Centro de Rescate Las Pumas
Viento Fresco Waterfall ©
Viento Fresco Waterfall