Beaches and Volcanos of Guanacaste
Beaches and Volcanos of Guanacaste

Beaches and Volcanos of Guanacaste

8 days

Volcano Rincon de la Vieja panoramic viewHotel Hacienda Guachipelin yardRoom in Guachipelin hotelExtreme Sky walk in RainforestExtreme Sky walk between the rocksBridge to the rock on the rainforestTropical waterfall in Costa RicaOccidental Tamarindo panoramic viewSunny surfing lessonsGreen Wave surfingSurfers are waiting for the wave

Combine volcano adventures with relaxing beach time on an active holiday in Costa Rica

There is so much to see and do in beautiful Costa Rica that it can be hard to choose how to spend your time. The Beaches and Volcanos of Guanacaste tour combines two amazing vacations into one so you can make the most of your visit.

Start your exploration of Guanacaste in the Rincon de La Vieja area, where you’ll go on exciting excursions to explore the tropical forests of this volcanic national park. Nature hikes, zip lines, and visits to natural hot springs will fill your days, and then you’ll head to the beach for some fun in the sun at a resort in Tamarindo. This trip combines adventure and relaxation for the perfect holiday in beautiful Costa Rica.

Highlights of the Beaches and Volcanos of Guanacaste

Hike, zipline, rappel, and horseback ride all in one amazing adventure day at the volcano.
Visit the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and take a soak in natural volcanic hot spring.
Learn to surf the waves of the Pacific during your stay at Tamarindo Beach.
Enjoy some fun in the sun at an all-inclusive beach resort in beautiful Tamarindo.

Prices

From $875USD
8 days
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Partially Guided
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Beaches and Volcanos of Guanacaste Itinerary

Day 1 Your Tour Starts in Liberia

This tour has a self-drive and a transfer option. When you arrive in Liberia you’ll either pick up your rental vehicle or take the included transfer to your hotel in Rincon de la Vieja. Spend your first day getting settled and relaxing at the hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Rincon de la Vieja
Meals: None

Day 2 Adventures in Rincon de la Vieja

Today you have a full day of adventure as you explore the beautiful rainforest and waterfalls that surround the volcano. Soar over the forest on a zipline course, go rappelling, and then go horseback riding on an exciting adventure excursion.

After a busy day, you can unwind in the natural thermal pools and give yourself a volcanic mud facial.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Rincon de la Vieja
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 3 Hiking in Las Pailas

Take a hike through the dry side of the tropical forest and visit the thermal mud pools known as “Las Pailas” today. This nature walk will show off all the plants and animals of Rincon de La Vieja National Park, and even some of the geothermal volcanic activity!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Rincon de la Vieja
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Journey to the Pacific Coast

After your breakfast, you’ll take the two-hour drive up to the northern Pacific Coast. Here you’ll find the beautiful beaches of Tamarindo and your all-inclusive beach resort.

Get settled into your hotel and enjoy a sunset stroll along the water's edge.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tamarindo
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 5 Surf’s Up in Tamarindo

Tamarindo is well known for beaches, sunshine, and surf! Today you’ll try out this popular pastime and take a 2-hour surf lesson, which basically guarantees you’ll be standing and riding your first wave by the end of the day.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tamarindo
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Free Day at the Resort

The next two days are completely free for you to do as much or as little as you’d like. Relax on the beach and take advantage of the hotel activities.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tamarindo
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Free Day at the Resort

Spend another amazing day in the sun. Tonight is your last evening at the resort, so make sure you grab a fruity drink to enjoy while you watch the sunset!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tamarindo
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Return to Liberia

It will be time to check out after breakfast. A transfer will pick you up to bring you to the airport. If you chose the car rental option, you’ll drive yourself to Liberia to return your vehicle and catch your flight home.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Beaches and Volcanos of Guanacaste Price and Dates

This partially-guided adventure tour in Costa Rica is run as a group tour with a standard and deluxe class option. The price differs for each class of tour. Note that the listed prices are based on 4-person families with two children under 12 sharing one room.

The best time to visit Costa Rica for this tour is the dry season (mid-December through April) when the weather is generally warm and clear.

Pricing Options for Beaches and Volcanoes of Guanacaste Tour

Explore the beaches of Costa Rica by joining group activities in numerous wonderful destinations. Prices below are per person, based on a family of two adults and two children, with children under 12 years of age sharing a room. Older children will incur an additional fee. Different group combinations are available on request:

  • Standard group tour with transfers: $875 USD per person
  • Standard group tour with rental car: $925 USD per person
  • Deluxe group tour with transfers: $1,415 USD per person
  • Deluxe group tour with rental car: $1,375 USD per person
  • Luxury custom tour with transfers: $1,850 USD per person
  • Luxury custom tour with rental car: $1,790 USD per person

Important notes:

  • Standard tour uses 2 to 3-star hotels and lodges; Deluxe – 3 to 4-star hotels and lodges; and Luxury tour uses the best accommodation available at each location
  • Standard tour provides shared transfers, Deluxe and Luxury tours provide private transfers
  • On Standard and Luxury tours all the activities are shared with other travellers, while Luxury tour provides private activities.
  • Car rental option includes the rental vehicle with full coverage for the duration of the tour
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Accommodation on the Beaches and Volcanos of Guanacaste Tour

This tour offers several types of hotel accommodations. The standard category includes 2 and 3-star hotels and lodges. The deluxe category has hotels that are 3 and 4-stars, and the luxury category hotels will be the best in each area. All of the hotels are situated in amazing locations surrounded by pure Costa Rican beauty!

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible (please enquire for the pricing). Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Standard Hotels

Night 1-3

Standard Hotel in Rincon De La Vieja

Enjoy your 2-3-star accommodations in the pristine tropical forest near the volcano.

Night 4-7

Standard Hotel in Tamarindo

Stay at a 2 or 3-star beach hotel at the spectacular Tamarindo Beach.

Deluxe Hotels

Night 1-3

Deluxe Hotel in Rincon De La Vieja

Enjoy your 3-4-star accommodations in the pristine tropical forest near the volcano.

Night 4-7

Deluxe Hotel in Tamarindo

Stay at a 3 or 4-star beach hotel at the spectacular Tamarindo Beach.

Luxury Hotels

Night 1-3

Luxury Hotel in Rincon De La Vieja

Enjoy your luxurious accommodations in the pristine tropical forest near the volcano.

Night 4-7

Luxury Hotel in Tamarindo

Stay at a top-class beach hotel at the spectacular Tamarindo Beach.

What’s Included in the Beaches and Volcanos of Guanacaste Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners are included. During your stay in Tamarindo, you will enjoy an all-inclusive meal plan that includes all your meals, drinks (including alcoholic), and snacks.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Liberia are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour, including transfers to and from Liberia Airport. The transfers provide in the standard and deluxe categories are shared, and the luxury category has private transfers. If you choose the rental car option, all transfers will be self-driven.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide during guided excursions
  • Full-day adventure tour with ziplining, rappelling, horseback riding, hot springs visit, and lunch
  • Hiking excursion on Las Pailas trail
  • National park entrance fees
  • 2-hour Surf lesson in Tamarindo
  • Sales tax

Not included

  • Flights to and from Liberia
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Tour leader for the entire duration of the tour
  • Entrance fees to parks or attractions

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Car rental with full insurance coverage

Frequently Asked Questions about Beaches and Volcanos of Guanacaste

Since 1984 Horizontes Nature Tours has delivered top-quality service in Costa Rica. They dedicate time to exploring off-the-beaten-track destinations and authentic activities that allow them to offer unique barefoot-luxury experiences. Sustainability, quality, health, safety, and innovation are key ingredients in Horizontes Nature Tours immersive journeys.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. The day hike included is an easy nature walk suitable to all fitness levels. The adventure excursion may not be suitable for children of all ages. Participants should be able to swim to take the surf lesson.

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