Many golfers prefer to play as many different courses as possible during their Costa Rica golf vacation. Our Four Courses in seven days Central Valley & Pacific Beaches package offers the unique opportunity to play in two Central Valley courses and travel to the western beaches of Guanacaste to play on two more championship courses. Accommodations include four star hotels in both regions within driving distance of the country clubs and resorts and strategically located to maximize after-hours entertainment options. The package can be fully customized for groups or couples by changing hotels, room types, modes of transportation, and adding activities or spa treatments.
Day 1: Arrive at San Jose International Airport. Clear immigrations and then be met in the customs area by a representative, who will take you to meet your driver. Board the van for the short transfer to the car rental company. Receive a Suzuki Grand Vitara or similar mid-size SUV and start the 15-minute drive to San Jose. Check into your hotel room. Take the rest of the afternoon to explore the city, consider one of the recommended restaurants for dinner in town and plan a night out in the city after hours.
Day 2: Play on Costa Rica’s oldest golf course! 18 holes await you at the Fazio Cariari Club Golf Course. Take the rest of the day to explore the city (or if you prefer, schedule a re-play round). Visit the city’s top museums, attractions and landmarks, many within walking distance of your hotel. Visit San Jose’s Cathedral, the renowned National Theatre, the Plaza de la Cultura and the Gold Museum. Continue on to the National Museum where you can learn about Pre-Columbian Costa Rican cultures. Other sites in the neighborhood include the Costa Rican Congress, Democracy Square, the Jade and the Children’s museums. Overnight in San Jose Hotel.
Day 3: Today, play an 18-hole round of golf at Valle del Sol Golf Course. This course is set in one of the city’s most exclusive residential neighborhoods. You will fall in love with the views as you enjoy the course. Upon completion of the round return to the hotel (feel welcome to play an afternoon round). Take the rest of the afternoon to explore the city. Overnight in San Jose Hotel.
Day 4: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. At your leisure, check out of the hotel and start the 4½ hour drive to the Guanacaste Pacific shore. This beautiful drive will take you west of the city traveling through the Central Valley, past the towns of Grecia, Naranjo, Palmares and San Ramon. You will start the drive down the mountains south towards the port of Puntarenas, and veer northwest up the Interamerican highway past the towns of Canas, Bagaces and Liberia. This drive takes you on the Guanacaste savannah, home to cattle ranches, tilapia farms, and agricultural farms. Once in Liberia, veer southwest past the International Airport, through the town of Filadelfia. In Belen, veer west towards the beaches. Arrive at the popular town of Tamarindo and check in. Take the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the hotel and the beaches of the Tamarindo Region. For your night entertainment, a list of recommended restaurants will be provided.
Day 5: Start the drive to Hacienda Pinilla one of the most exclusive beachfront developments in the country. You will have reservations for an 18-hole round of golf at Mike Young’s Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course. Upon completion of the round, return to the hotel. Free time to enjoy the resort and the beach, and explore the Tamarindo Region. Suggested activities while in Tamarindo include (optional):
Visit the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and some of the mud baths and hot springs in the region.
Explore the native mangroves in Tamarindo on a sea kayaking tour.
Embark on a sunset cruise off the shores of Tamarindo Beach. View spectacular sunsets on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast as you sail through Tamarindo Bay.
Sport fishing off Tamarindo Bay. Home to some of the world’s best sport fishing -- Boats with experienced crews and great service can be reserved on site.
Watch the giant leatherback turtles nesting during a special night tour only available from mid November to late February. This is a miracle of nature that can only be seen in select places around the globe, during a few months of the year.
Day 6: Drive north to Costa Rica’s top all-inclusive resort, where you will have reservations for an 18-hole round of golf at the renowned Robert Trent Jones II’s Golf Course in Reserva Conchal. Upon completion of the round, return to your Tamarindo Hotel and take the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the resort, the beach or take a tour.
Day 7: free day to explore the region and enjoy the beaches. Overnight in the Tamarindo Region Hotel.
Day 8: After breakfast, at your leisure check out. Drive back to San Jose (or Liberia if your flight departs from this airport). Return the vehicle, the car rental staff will take you to the International Airport as a complimentary service.
3 nights in a San Jose hotel
4 nights in a Tamarindo Region Hotel
One 18-hole round of golf at Cariari golf course for 2
One 18-hole round of golf at Valle del Sol for 2
One 18-hole round of golf at the Hacienda Pinilla for 2
One 18-hole round of golf at Reserva Conchal for 2
Shared carts at all golf courses
Private transfer San Jose Int. Airport / Rent-a-Car office
7-day rental, mid size 4 x 4 with mandatory CDW insurance and free mileage
Breakfast in all hotels
Sales and hotel taxes