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Arenal Volcano - Nosara Beach - Guanacaste Beaches (Self Drive)
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Experience the Nature and Beaches of Costa Rica! . Pick up the Rental Car at San Jose City Airport to start this trip driving along the country, visiting: Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena);after that, to Nosara (a small town famous for itsyoga, surf and a world-class white sand beaches with quaint hotels hide among the stands of trees and beautiful gardens and vibrant flora) and Samara (a picturesque resort town, with a traditional fishing and farming industry. Samara is known as one of the safest beaches in all of Costa Rica). Finally, have a wonderful stay in Guanacaste Beaches (in northwestern Costa Rica bordering the Pacific, is known as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes). Drive to Liberia-Guanacaste Airport to drop off the car and catch the flight back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 8 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into San Jose City and out of Liberia-Guanacaste
  • Assistance at the Airport
  • Rental Car for 9 days. Pick up: San Jose City Airport and Drop Off: Guanacaste-Liberia Airport
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Nosara-Samara Beaches
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Guanacaste Beaches
  • Driving Time
    San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 35 mins. approx.
    Arenal Volcano - Nosara-Samara Beaches: 4 hrs. 35 mins. approx.
    Nosara-Samara Beaches - Guanacaste Beaches Area: 2 hrs. 20-30 mins. approx.
    Guanacaste Beaches Area - Liberia-Guanacaste Airport: 1 hr. 20-30 mins. approx.


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San Jose City (94)     Arenal Volcano (99)     Guanacaste Beaches (Liberia) (41)     Nosara and Samara Beaches (4)    
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1. Arenal Volcano
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2. Nosara and Samara Beaches
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3. Guanacaste Beaches (Liberia)
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2 nights in Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano is located in north-western Costa Rica, around 55 miles of San José, in the province of Alajuela and it's a must-do while in Costa Rica. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the country and in the world. Arenal`s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer`s dream with abundance of outdoor activities.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Lake Arenal, Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Hanging Bridges, Hot Springs, Lava Trail, Danta River and Waterfall, Chocolate Farm.




3 nights in Nosara and Samara Beaches

The ideal beach destination for travelers and nature lovers is Nosara-Samara brimming with scenic stretches of spectacular secluded beaches. Nestled on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica dotted with quaint hotels and luxurious resorts surrounded beautiful vibrant gardens and tropical trees. Nosara is an authentic fishing village with fishermen bringing in fresh catches daily. The beaches are great for swimming and surfing and long walks on the beach, they`re also the location where Olive Ridley Sea Turtles come to lay their eggs. This is a great place to unwind and let your worries melt away.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Ostional Wildlife Refuge, Guiones Beach, Pelada Beach, Garza Beach, Sibu Sanctuary.




3 nights in Guanacaste Beaches (Liberia)

Guanacaste is located along Costa Rica`s northwestern Pacific coastline and it boasts over 100 miles of exquisite beaches. It is a land of privileged landscapes, sunny weather, a variety of ecosystems and home to a significant portion of the environmental and cultural heritage of Costa Rica.

Recommended Stay: At least 4 nights

Must See's: Coco Beach, Samara Beach, Papagayo Peninsula, Palo Verde National Park, Tempisque River, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Tamarindo Beach.





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Arenal Volcano
Day 1
Arrive to Arenal Volcano
Overnight in Arenal Volcano   26 hotels offered
Optional   348 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Arenal Volcano   26 hotels offered
Optional   348 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Arenal Volcano
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Nosara and Samara Beaches
Day 3
Arrive to Nosara and Samara Beaches
Overnight in Nosara and Samara Beaches   9 hotels offered
Optional   11 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Nosara and Samara Beaches   9 hotels offered
Optional   11 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Nosara and Samara Beaches   9 hotels offered
Optional   11 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Nosara and Samara Beaches
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Guanacaste Beaches (Liberia)
Day 6
Arrive to Guanacaste Beaches (Liberia)
Overnight in Guanacaste Beaches (Liberia)   30 hotels offered
Optional   110 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Guanacaste Beaches (Liberia)   30 hotels offered
Optional   110 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Guanacaste Beaches (Liberia)   30 hotels offered
Optional   110 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Guanacaste Beaches (Liberia)

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Tours in Nosara and Samara Beaches (11 total)
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country of blazing volcanoes, dense rainforests, and glistening beaches. The staggering array of landscapes, unique microclimates, and wide range of elevations have produced one of earth's richest plant and wildlife habitats, and made Costa Rica an epicenter of eco-tourism, as well as the most popular and alluring destination in Central America. Perfect for nature enthusiasts, surfers, sun worshipers, and adventure seekers of all types, Costa Rica's slogan "Pura Vida" (pure life) says is all.
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Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano is located in north-western Costa Rica, around 55 miles of San José, in the province of Alajuela and it's a must-do while in Costa Rica. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the country and in the world. Arenal`s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer`s dream with abundance of outdoor activities.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Lake Arenal, Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Hanging Bridges, Hot Springs, Lava Trail, Danta River and Waterfall, Chocolate Farm.

Sample Itinerary Hotel Zones FAQ Getting Around The Volcano The Hot Springs La Fortuna Waterfall Sky Tram Sky Trek Hanging Bridges Tipping in Costa Rica When to Go
Nosara and Samara Beaches
The ideal beach destination for travelers and nature lovers is Nosara-Samara brimming with scenic stretches of spectacular secluded beaches. Nestled on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica dotted with quaint hotels and luxurious resorts surrounded beautiful vibrant gardens and tropical trees. Nosara is an authentic fishing village with fishermen bringing in fresh catches daily. The beaches are great for swimming and surfing and long walks on the beach, they`re also the location where Olive Ridley Sea Turtles come to lay their eggs. This is a great place to unwind and let your worries melt away.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Ostional Wildlife Refuge, Guiones Beach, Pelada Beach, Garza Beach, Sibu Sanctuary.

Tipping in Costa Rica
Guanacaste Beaches (Liberia)
Guanacaste is located along Costa Rica`s northwestern Pacific coastline and it boasts over 100 miles of exquisite beaches. It is a land of privileged landscapes, sunny weather, a variety of ecosystems and home to a significant portion of the environmental and cultural heritage of Costa Rica.

Recommended Stay: At least 4 nights

Must See's: Coco Beach, Samara Beach, Papagayo Peninsula, Palo Verde National Park, Tempisque River, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Tamarindo Beach.

Sample Itinerary Beaches FAQ Getting Around When To Go Tipping in Costa Rica

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