12 days in Liberia, Nosara & Playa Samara Itinerary

12 days in Liberia, Nosara & Playa Samara Itinerary

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12 days in Liberia, Nosara & Playa Samara Itinerary

Start: Liberia
1
Liberia
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nosara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Playa Samara
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Liberia

6
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Liberia: Las Catalinas (Playa Dantita & Playa Danta), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Playa Flamingo) and Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Avellana, have some family-friendly fun at Hacienda El Roble & Adventure Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Celeste, and stop by Souvenirs La gran Nicoya.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Liberia tour planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Juan Santamaria International Airport and Tobias Bolanos International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liberia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tamarindo, Las Catalinas, Playa Hermosa, Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Nosara

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
iQuad has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see iQuad, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then identify plant and animal life at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, and finally putt your heart out at Jungle Mini Golf, Nosara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then have some family-friendly fun at Nosara Escape.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nosara online route planner .

Traveling by car from Liberia to Nosara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nosara are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Nosara

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Horseback Riding Tours
iQuad ©
iQuad

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Ara Project, Diria Coffee Tour, Guanacaste Adventure & Travel, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Ara Project, browse the eclectic array of goods at Samara Farmers Market, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Diria Coffee Tour, then surround yourself with nature on Samara Adventure Company, then whizz through the canopy at Wingnuts Canopy Tours, and finally relax and float downstream with Costa Rica Monkey Tours - Day Tours. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then shop like a local with Koss Art Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Nosara to Playa Samara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Carrillo, Diria Coffee Tour, Guanacaste Adventure & Travel, Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
Wingnuts Canopy Tours ©
Wingnuts Canopy Tours