Between April 1 and July 24, the Amistad Bridge, on the main route to the southern area of Guanacaste and its surrounding beaches (including Nicoya, Samara, Nosara, and Tamarindo) will be closed for major maintenance works

Route 1 will remain open to all traffic, allowing driving to/from San José via Liberia. Heavy traffic is expected as it will be the only road for all type of transportation, possibly extending considerably road travel times.

National authorities will take several mitigation actions for road users, but to avoid any issues due to traffic conditions, Swiss Travel recommends the following options:

1. Consider taking local flights to/from San José and the affected area.

2. Include an extra night in San José in your itinerary.

Both of these options will help you avoid any delays on your departure dates. If you need further information, please contact your account manager.

Hotels affected by this road closure

Bahia del Sol




Occidental Tamarindo

Capitan Suizo

Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas 

Boutique Lagarta Lodge


Punta Islita

Jardin del Eden

Tamarindo Diria

Wyndham Tamarindo

Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

Cala Luna

Olas Verdes


JW Marriott Guanacaste

Las Catalinas



Sugar Beach

The Coast Beach Front

The Harmony

The Westin Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal

The Gilded Iguana Surf

Tierra Magnifica Intimate

Villas Playa Samara

W Costa Rica

Isla Chiquita

Casa Chameleon Mal Pais


Nya Montezuma

Tango Mar

Esencia Hotel & Villas

Florblanca Resort


Residencia Pacifico

SunTrails Tropico Latino