10 day trip northern costa rica

The Ultimate 10 Days In Northern Costa Rica

Experience all types of Pura Vida with this 10 Day Trip Through Northern Costa Rica

Costa Rica may be small in size, but this country offers an outstanding amount of awe-inspiring natural beauty, biodiversity, and fulfilling experiences.

Most anyone who has visited this paradise would encourage a longer stay of two or three weeks to truly immerse yourself in the wonders of this vibrant land, but we understand that time is a luxury. For those fortunate enough to have 10 days to spare, here’s our guide to the ultimate 10 day trip through northern Costa Rica. Starting and ending at the International Liberia Airport in Guanacaste, this 10 day adventure promises an unforgettable exploration of a few of this awe-inspiring country’s greatest gems.

Days 1-3: Playa Guiones, Nosara 

Begin your journey in one of the world’s famed Blue Zones: a region known to offer rejuvenation through both its natural setting, the activities it inspires, and the people it attracts. 

Playa Guiones is a world renowned surf, yoga, and wellness destination, setting the perfect tone for both an exhilarating and relaxing week. Between the thrills of catching waves, you might ground yourself through immersion in the enchanting world of local wildlife, from inquisitive howler monkeys to vibrant tropical birds. 

Following your choice of wellness activites, be it surfing, paddle boarding, hiking, sound healing, Pilates (the list goes on…), you’ll be ready to take in some sustenance of the culinary variety. Indulge your palate with gourmet wonders at exceptional restaurants, where local flavors seamlessly blend with international flair, bringing each day to a satisfying close. 

Elevate your experience by making Sendero Boutique Hotel your home base. This  modern sanctuary proudly embraces the true essence of Nosara, seamlessly merging a reverence for nature with exceptional hospitality.

With Sendero’s prime location a few minutes’ walk away from both the beach and numerous prominent establishments, you’ll have everything you need for a fulfilling visit to Playa Guiones. 

Sendero offers surf lessons with seasoned coaches, invigorating yoga classes, delectable international cuisine and cocktails, and the best chocolate chip cookies on this side of the equator—all conveniently under one roof. Discover a seamless blend of adventure and luxury when you stay at Sendero Boutique Hotel, the perfect retreat in the heart of Playa Guiones.

Days 4-6: Santa Teresa

As you make your way to Santa Teresa, prepare to be charmed by its vibrant community and outstanding surf. Somewhat more lively and concentrated than Playa Guiones, this coastal haven will leave you feeling energized by not only the surf but also the spirited people. Also a wellness-oriented paradise, you’ll easily find yoga classes on the beach and top tier spa experiences. Culinary enthusiasts will be delighted by the diverse and mouth watering options available, reflecting the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

Days 7-8: Monteverde

Monteverde’s Cloud Forest beckons with its exuberant wildlife and an array of thrilling activities. Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or both, Monteverde has something for everyone. Take a hike through the lush greenery, embark on a canopy tour for an adrenaline rush, and discover the diverse flora and fauna that call this cloud forest home. Unwind in one of the inspiring hotels nestled in the heart of nature after a day of exploration.

Days 8-10: Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

Your journey comes to a close in La Fortuna, home of the iconic Arenal Volcano. This Costa Rican treasure offers breathtaking views that stretch for days. This rainforest region has an array of hikes and walks, presenting an engaging way to discover the wonders that surround this majestic volcano. Don’t miss the opportunity to soak in the therapeutic hot springs, providing a beautiful way to not only relax, but to also envelop yourself in the splendid nature of this country you’ve been exploring these past 10 days. 

Costa Rica’s northern wonders offer uniquely refreshing and inspiring experiences. 

From the extraordinary surf spots in Playa Guiones to the vibrant community of Santa Teresa, the thrills of Monteverde’s Cloud Forest, and the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano, each day offers new opportunities for exploration and enchantment. Whether you have a week or more, let the beauty of Northern Costa Rica leave an indelible mark on your travel memories. After all, it’s not about the time spent, it’s about the moments that take your breath away.

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