Thurs. Sept 19 : Depart US and arrive in Costa Rica at Liberia´s Airport. After clearing customs and immigration, we transfer (45 minutes approx.) to our hotel, the Tamarindo Diria Hotel. The rest of the day free for personal activities and packet pick-up for the marathon. The Expo is 10a.m to 8p.m. at the Tamarindo Diria Hotel.
Fri. Sep 20 - Free day for optional activities. Expo 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tamarindo Diria Hotel. Today you can go into town and explore the main street shopping area for some local souvenirs or maybe stroll along the beautiful and expansive beach.
Special "pasta" dinner (B,D)
Sat. Sep 21 - Race day!
The hotel will set up a light breakfast at 4am - coffee, fruit and bread. (B)
5 a.m. Tamarindo Beach Marathon , Half Marathon, 30K and 10K (note various start times on Event Information page).
Sun. Sep 22 - Free day for optional activities which can be arranged on site at our hotel. Today you can again explore in town or maybe just hang out at our resort sipping a cool tropical drink around the pool as you recover from your race. We suggest a canopy tour or Tamarindo Mangrove and Estuary Tour on Kayaks. (B)
Mon. Sept. 23 - Transfer from the hotel back to Liberia’s airport for the return trip home. (B)
Nicaragua FULL Day Tour - FEATURED SUGGESTED OPTIONAL TOUR just 45 min from Tamarindo
Duration: Full Day. $169 per person (2 person min), runs every Tuesday and Thursday, breakfast and lunch included.
Description: Nicaragua is a beautiful country, rich in culture and history. Our journey to Costa Rica's northern neighbor starts very early in the morning to avoid lines on the border. On the other side we will stop for a delicious breakfast near Rivas city. We continue our way to Granada city, one of the first founded cities in Central America by Europeans. A colorful place, Granada features Spanish colonial architecture and horse- drawn carriages, like Spanish used to do it 200 years ago. We will see the main church known as the “Cathedral”, “The Plaza de España” which is one of the best view points for the magnificent Nicaragua Lake and many others; we will enjoy lunch with a view.
After lunch we will drive towards to Masaya, a very typical Nicaraguan town where we will visit the active Masaya Volcano, a natural attraction that we cannot miss on our trip. We finish our stay at Masaya with a visit to the local market where you will have the chance to see the local pottery and pick up a souvenir. We get back to Costa Rica to drop you off at your hotel in the evening.
Departure: 5 a.m. Return: 8:30 p.m.
Includes: Transportation with AC, bilingual professional guide, all tours described, entrance fees at the park, beverages, breakfast, lunch and insurance.
What to bring: Passport and ID, comfortable clothes; hat, camera and insect repellent.
Note: Exit taxes are not included, $7 to exit, $7 to enter and $1 for Rivas city hall.
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