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Guanacaste Costa Rica

The Province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica - Amazing Beaches & More!

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Guanacaste Costa Rica

In Guanacaste, the flora and fauna and authentic culture are not only magical but also add a lot historical and scientific interest. Guanacaste is sun, sea, and sand, surfing, and swimming; there is no better way to sum things up. Be prepared for the best beaches Costa Rica has the offer when you come here. When you visit, check out the Gulf of Papagayo for great whale watching or even Tamarindo for great surfing waves. Also swim at Playa Conchal, Playa Grande or Playa Flamingo. You will be glad you did.

Guanacaste Costa Rica

Sun, Sea, and Sand, Surfing, and Swimming

Guanacaste Costa Rica located on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and it shares a border with Nicaragua. It has become this country’s top destination. Also, now with the opening of the Daniel Oduber International Airport, you will be able to fly directly to the beaches which are very convenient! You will love to come here because some of the most incredible Beaches of Costa Rica found in this area! There is, however, a lot more to this province than lazing on a beach. It is home to some incredible National Parks. Some of the which are  Rincon de la Vieja, Arenal, Monteverde, and Santa Rosa. Indeed, it is cattle country and the little towns come complete with their cowboys, rodeos, and herds of cows that are seen just about everywhere in this fascinating province.

What To Do 

Pristine beaches, gorgeous sunsets, and national parks, also known for being a great destination for birding. Also, for spotting many exotic mammals. Flora and fauna are mesmerizing. Indeed, the name Guanacaste comes from the native word quahnacaztlan. The name of the native Guanacaste tree that is also the national tree of Costa Rica. Something exciting for everyone here, whether you are coming with your family, are single, in Honeymoon or getting married. There is an endless list of Tours of Guanacaste Costa Rica with a myriad of activities. For example, horseback riding, sailing, surfing, sports fishing, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, scuba diving and more here in Costa Rica! Added to these exciting activities you will find that the culture of Guanacaste will win you over as its inhabitants are the friendliest of the country!

World Class Hotels & Accommodations
Guanacaste Costa Rica Horseback Riding Beach

Guanacaste Costa Rica has an incredible range of hotels, cabins, and villas where you can choose from. Whatever your taste or pocket, you will find your dream place. You can go from the extravagant all-inclusive to the basic cabins, passing through the intimate boutique hotel or the hidden paradise on a deserted beach, the choice is simply unbelievable. The efforts and dedication to improving the level of customer service mean that today, your stay will exceed your wildest expectations! This region, for example, is home to the Four Seasons. One of the most luxurious and exclusive hotels of the world. The Westin Playa Conchal or the JW Marriott Resort are equally magnificent for you to visit. While the Hotel Sugar Beach, the All Inclusive Riu or Los Altos de Eros, for example, are what one would call mid-range, while still being magnificent.

Number One Destination In Costa Rica

Guanacaste Costa Rica has now become the number one destination of Costa Rica. It's extraordinary diversity, great climate, idealistic pristine beaches, surf, tours, and beauty will guarantee you a successful holiday in the sun. With the opening of the new airport in Liberia, you can now access fast and also stress-free. To its Eastern borders are a chain of volcanoes joining the Tilaran Mountain and the Cordillera. These are ground for adventurous hiking and discoveries that you are going to love. Land of beaches, glorious sunsets, dry forests and volcanoes, this area is truly the number one destination of Costa Rica. Reminiscent of the days when it was part of Nicaragua, its atmosphere is unique. This area decided to join Costa Rica on July 25th, 1824. As a conclusion,  everyone, all Ticos, and foreigners celebrate this historical event with fiestas civics, music and dance!

Guanacaste Costa Rica Costa Rica’s Sunniest Side

One of the seven Costa Rican provinces has a lengthy irregular coastline along the Pacific Ocean and a dry tropical climate which has made it an ideal destination for beach lovers, Costa Rica’s finest all inclusive resorts, and five-star hotels. The mountain range and tall hills adorn a copious amount of beaches, some in their pristine state, others have been developed to serve an ever-increasing number of tourists. The area's dry tropical climate has been home to its indigenous people for centuries, the Chorotegas.

In fact, this area was the most populated area of Guanacaste Costa Rica when the Spanish Conquistadors arrived. Five centuries later their folklore, colors, and songs deeply embed in everything considered from here. Now the world is rediscovering Guanacaste’s beauty in her colonial towns, volcanoes, rivers, beaches, wildlife, and people.  A volcanic mountain range divides the province of Guanacaste from the rest of Costa Rica. There are many places of interest in this region, like the majestic Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and National Park where great wildlife and penetrating scenery can be found. A rafting day down the slopes of the Tenorio Volcano can also be considered, as well as the day of windsurfing in Arenal Lake.

Top 10 Things to do in Guanacaste Costa Rica

This province in the Pacific Northwest of Costa Rica and is commonly referred to as the “golden coast” as it houses some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and has the best weather with year-round sunshine. With everything from beaches to volcanoes to national parks, there is an extensive list of things to enjoy while vacationing. Visitors who come here, always come back!

top 10 things to do in guanacaste costa rica view1. Beach Hop

With hundreds of beaches in the province, you could beach hop for days. No beach is the same and for some of the most beautiful and famous beaches, head to Playa Conchal, Playa Tamarindo, and Playa Flamingo. Prepare yourself to see a wide variety of beach scenery – one beach might be black sand with green waters and the beach next door might be white sand with turquoise waters.

2. Explore

Many places here are remote and isolated. You can be driving in the countryside and suddenly end up at the most beautiful beach you’ve ever seen or at the most delicious casual soda. Just take your car and go for an adventure!

3. Surf

Although the most famous beaches in Costa Rica for surfing are in the Central Pacific, Jaco and Hermosa, there are several beaches that have optimal waves for beginners and advanced surfers. Playa Tamarindo, Playa Grande, and Playa Avellanas are just a few of the beaches in the area to catch a wave or two.


4. Combo Adventure Tours

If you’re short on time, there are several mega combo adventure tours you can do. Most consist of zip lining, horseback riding, hot springs, waterfalls, hiking or mud baths. You can do all you want to do in one day!

5. Boating 

The scenery here is beautiful, especially during the dry season and you can take it all in on a catamaran. Catamaran cruises are the best way to spend a day out in the water, visit beaches unreachable by foot and do some snorkeling or kayaking.

6. Turtle Hatching

There are several places where you can see female turtles lay their eggs on shore and baby turtles hatching and making their way to the sea. Witness the amazing arribadas as hundreds and thousands of turtles crawl onto shore and deposit their eggs.

7. Whale Watching

Also, the only place in the world where you see Humpback whales nearly all year round. It’s common to see many whales including pilot whales and humpback whales out in the Gulf of Papagayo, Bahia Panama, and Marino Las Baulas. Along with whales, dolphin sightings are very common as well.

8. Play with monkeys

For even more wildlife encounters, try out the several animal centers. Surround yourself by howlers, spider monkeys, squirrel and the white face monkey. Learn more about these intelligent animals and even feed one or two!

9. Volunteer

If you want to give back to the community, there are many opportunities to do so. Many organizations come here to distribute shoes, provide medical supplies, teach English, and fundraise for the communities and schools.

10. Fishing

Whether you are deep sea sports fishing or river angling, those looking for a day out on the boat and a bit of a thrill will enjoy fishing. There are plenty of billfish ready for a tough fight, or you can catch your dinner!

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