Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches
Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches

Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches

8 days

Hotel Bosque del Mar in Costa RocaSunset on the Lagarta Lodge hotelSurfing on the Pacific OceanCatch the ocean wave surfingLongboard surfing in Costa RicaTerrace in the Lagarta Lodge hotelSurfers in the Pacific Ocean air viewTamarindo beach view

Enjoy two incredible beach locations on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to amazing wildlife, sprawling rainforests, and beautiful beaches. The Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches tour takes you to two amazing beach locations so you can see more of the spectacular Pacific coastline.

Start your week in Tamarindo, home to surf shops, turtles, and one of the country’s most incredible beaches. You can take advantage of the surfboard rental and lesson on your second day to see if you’ll want to spend the week working on your skills. You can choose the car rental option if you’re feeling adventurous and want to explore the coast on your own or book some excursions to visit the rainforest. Then you’ll move to the more remote Nosara Beach for some quiet relaxation and beach time. This tour is the perfect itinerary to get a taste of the famous “Pura Vida” lifestyle and see some of incredible Costa Rica!

Highlights of the Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches

Learn to surf and enjoy a board rental on your first day in Tamarindo.
Explore the rainforests from Tamarindo, or stay on the beach and soak up the sun!
Relax at a beach resort in remote Nosara Beach for quiet days and spectacular sunsets.
Choose the rental car option to explore the coast of Costa Rica at your own pace.

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From $1,225USD
8 days
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Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Liberia

Meet your transfer at the Liberia airport and travel to your beach hotel in Tamarindo. If you chose the car rental option, you can collect your vehicle at the airport.

When you arrive you’ll have plenty of time to sink your toes into the warm sand and enjoy a frosty drink.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tamarindo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 Tamarindo Beach Stay: Day 1

Your first full day in Tamarindo gives you the chance to try a popular pastime, taking a two-hour surf lesson. If you’re already a surfer you can either take the lesson to sharpen your skills or just enjoy the included board rental.

Spend the next two days discovering the famous Costa Rican “Pura Vida” lifestyle. Relax at the beach or book an optional excursion to explore the rainforest or visit the Arenal Volcano.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tamarindo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Tamarindo Beach Stay: Day 2

The beach stay continues with another day to enjoy the water, take a surfing lesson, or enjoy the surrounding areas as you please.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tamarindo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Transfer to Secluded Nosara

If you thought Tamarindo was relaxing, wait until you arrive in Nosara! In the afternoon you’ll be transferred to a secluded hotel on a remote Costa Rican beach. Get familiar with your new hotel and pick out your favourite spot on the beach to soak in the sun.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Nosara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Relax in Paradise

Spend each sunny day in Nosara doing as much or as little as you want. Venture out to explore the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica, or let the warm sun melt your cares away as you relax on the beach. Watch the sun sink over the Pacific Ocean during a dusk beach walk or from your favourite spot!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Nosara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Relax in Paradise

Continue enjoying Nosara today, spending your days and nights however you prefer.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Nosara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Relax in Paradise

You’ve got one last day to soak up the sand in Nosara, so make it count!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Nosara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Tour Concludes

This morning, enjoy breakfast and a final cup of incredible Costa Rican coffee before your transfer brings you to the airport to catch your flight home. If you have a rental vehicle you can drop it off before your flight.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches Price and Dates

This self-guided beach tour in Costa Rica is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the class of accommodation you prefer and whether you prefer a rental car or transfers.

The best time to visit Costa Rica to enjoy the beach is the dry season from mid-December through April.

Tour packages and pricing options

The prices below are per person sharing a double room:

  • Standard tour with transfers: from $1,225 USD per person
  • Standard tour with car rental: from $1,225 USD per person
  • Deluxe tour with transfers: from $1,725 USD per person
  • Deluxe tour with car rental: from $1,790 USD per person
  • Luxury tour with transfers: from: $2,550 USD per person
  • Luxury tour with car rental: from $2,525 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
  • Transportation for all packages is private
  • Surfing lesson is shared for all categories
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Accommodation on Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches

This tour is based in hotel accommodations. You have the option to choose the category of hotels on this tour. Book the affordable category for 2 or 3-star hotels at a great price. Upgrade to the deluxe category for 3 or 4-star hotels or the luxury option for the best hotels in the area. All categories qualify for private transfers unless you choose the car rental option, which is self-driven.

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 1-4

Standard Hotel in Tamarindo

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

Night 1-4

Standard Hotel in Nosara

Relax at a secluded 2 or 3-star hotel near Nosara beach.

Deluxe Hotels

Night 1-4

Deluxe Hotel in Tamarindo

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

Night 1-4

Deluxe Hotel in Nosara

Relax at a secluded 3 or 4-star hotel near Nosara beach.

Luxury Hotels

Night 1-4

Luxury Hotel in Tamarindo

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

Night 1-4

Luxury Hotel in Nosara

Relax at a luxurious secluded hotel near Nosara beach.

What’s Included in the Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included. All other meals, drinks, and alcoholic beverages are not included.

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 private transfers to and from the airport. If you choose the car rental option then the entire tour is self-driven.

Also Included

  • 1 surf lesson in Tamarindo
  • Sales tax

Not included

  • Flights to and from Liberia
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Guide services
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Entrance fees to parks or attractions
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 1/5. This flexible itinerary allows you to build your own schedule. You can make it as active or relaxing as you like. No previous experience is required for the surf lesson, however, you are required to know how to swim.

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