Gringos Guide To Driving Mexico, Central America & Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica Border - Tamarindo
    Costa Rica

    Costa Rica Border – Tamarindo

    DRIVING TIME: 6.28 hoursKILOMETERS: 364MILES: 226HWY: CA 1 As mentioned above, you will come across several checkpoints traveling away from the Nicaraguan border. Show the officials the necessary paperwork, and you should be fine. From PeƱas Blancas, follow the signs to Liberia. At Liberia, you can fill your gas tank and stomach before continuing to Tamarindo. In the town center, turn right at the major intersection and follow the signs to Tamarindo. This same route will take you to Coco Beach, Playa Junquillal, Samara, Nicoya, or any other location on the Nicoya Peninsula. There are so many great places to explore on the Nicoya Peninsula. If you see only one…