17 days in Tamarindo & Rincon de La Vieja Itinerary

17 days in Tamarindo & Rincon de La Vieja Itinerary

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17 days in Tamarindo & Rincon de La Vieja Itinerary

Start: Tamarindo
— 14 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
Rincon de La Vieja
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
End: Tamarindo


Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tamarindo Beach and Playa Hermosa. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Conchal and Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones). Venture out of the city with trips to Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste), Playa Dantita (in Las Catalinas) and Barrigona Beach (in Playa Samara). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Barra Honda National Park. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo online day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rincon de La Vieja.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nosara, Playas del Coco, Playa Flamingo, Playas del coco, Playa Nacascolo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

Rincon de La Vieja

Rincon de La Vieja ©
On the 19th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rincon de La Vieja National Park and then trek along Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rincon de La Vieja road trip planning app .

Getting from Tamarindo to Rincon de La Vieja by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon de La Vieja

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja
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Rincon de La Vieja National Park ©
Rincon de La Vieja National Park
Rio Negro Hot Springs ©
Rio Negro Hot Springs