Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches

Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches

Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches

Prices

From $1,225USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

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

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.

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!

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

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 prices below are per person sharing a double room:

  • Standard tour with transfers: from $1,225USD per person
  • Standard tour with car rental: from $1,225USD per person
  • Deluxe tour with transfers: from $1,725USD per person
  • Deluxe tour with car rental: from $1,795USD per person
  • Luxury tour with transfers: from: $2,550USD per person
  • Luxury tour with car rental: from $2,525USD 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.

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.

Standard 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.

Deluxe 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.

Luxury Hotels

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

Frequenty Asked Questions about Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches

How hard is the Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches tour?

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.

Do I need a visa to travel to Costa Rica?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

What does partially-guided mean?

Booking a partially-guided tour is a perfect choice for those who like to be in charge of some of their time while travelling, but also don’t want to be on their own during activities. In most cases, a partially-guided tour doesn’t have a tour leader assigned to a group, but some or most of the activities, such as hikes, city walks, or historic site visits, are led by different guides. Also, in most cases, booking a partially-guided tour is way cheaper than booking a fully-guided tour!

Are meals included on the Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches tour?

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

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover surfing. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Liberia to start this tour?

Fly into Liberia Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR). You will either be transferred to your hotel or pick up your rental car depending on the tour options you book.

Is the Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches tour guided?

No. You will be provided with all necessary information to complete your self-guided tour. The itinerary of this tour offers lots of flexibility in your day-to-day. If you prefer more independence, book the self-driven option. If you’d rather be driven where necessary, book the transfer option.

Where does the Costa Rica’s North Pacific Beaches tour end?

This tour ends in Liberia, so you can book your flight from the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR). You’ll either take your rental car back to the airport or be transferred.

Can I rent a surfboard?

Yes, you can rent a surfboard after your lesson in Tamarindo. The surfboard rental for your lesson is included.

Can I bring my own surfboard?

The transfer vehicle may not be able to accommodate the transportation of your surfboard. Please enquire at time of booking.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Costa Rica?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Costa Rica?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Costa Rica for this tour?

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

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Prices

From $1,225USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

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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