Nicaragua, Costa Rica’s northern neighbor, is extremely close to Guanacaste. A beautiful country with a rich culture and full history, Nicaragua offers travelers a unique contrast to Costa Rica.
Nicaragua Travel tours, this is one of the most popular day tours to Nicaragua. A perfect addition to your vacation in Costa Rica as you will see some of the highlights of another beautiful country. The tour starts early in the morning with pick up from hotels in Guanacaste, to make most of the day. You will have the opportunity to visit Granada. Indeed a beautiful city in the country of Nicaragua. As well as walk on the edge of an active volcano. Finish off the tour by doing some local shopping before returning to Costa Rica.
Granada considered one of the most beautiful and historically interesting destinations in Nicaragua. The city was founded in 1524 and has a colorful history. Over the years, it has been held hostage by pirates, bombarded during civil wars. Also, set on fire by the despotic American privateer William Walker. You will have the opportunity to tour Granada and admire its colonial and historical landmarks and its beautiful architecture. The city is lively and friendly, with nice shops, cafes, restaurants and bars to explore and sample local delicacies.
In the afternoon of the Nicaragua Day Tour, you will visit Masaya Volcano National Park. The grounds of this national park include the basaltic volcano itself, an interpretation museum exploring the park’s natural phenomena, and the famous Santiago crater. You will have the opportunity to walk to the very edge of the volcano and look all the way down to the bottom. You will also have time to do some shopping at the Masaya Indian Market. There you can look for wonderful Nicaragua souvenirs before returning to Costa Rica.
Bahia Salinas Wind and Kite Surfing Capital of Costa Rica! Bahia Salinas, blessed with nearly constant winds from November to May. Making this the premier Wind and Kite Surfing location in Costa Rica! A reef contributes to the mostly flat-water conditions. Partnered with the steady 25 mph winds make Bahia Salinas one of the top […]
Playa Grande Costa Rica – Surfing and Nature Destination! Located just north of Tamarindo on the other side of the Rio Matapalo is the charming beach community of Playa Grande Costa Rica. Also, part of the Marino Las Baulas National Park. Playa Grande offers a laid back, smaller beach experience. Much different than many other […]
Tamarindo Costa Rica, a Popular Vacation Spot Tamarindo takes its name from the tamarind trees that line its coastline around the beach. What was once a sleepy fishing village, Tamarindo Costa Rica is now one of the most popular beach areas in Guanacaste. With lots of shops, luxury hotels, and restaurants. Surfers love the laid-back vibe of the […]
Liberia Costa Rica – Capital of Guanacaste Founded in 1769, Liberia Costa Rica is the charming historic capital of Guanacaste. In fact, once considered little more than a dusty cattle town, Liberia is now a hub for the many travelers. It is famous for white adobe houses with terracotta roofs, nicknamed “the white city.” Many […]
Sophisticated Flamingo Beach Costa Rica Flamingo Beach Costa Rica, located on the Pacific Coast, North of the famous Tamarindo Beach. Also, considered to be one of a gorgeous Beaches of Costa Rica! Indeed it has an air of sophisticated class about it, as the brilliant white sand beach is picture perfect. This beach is very good for swimming, sports fishing, […]
Costa Rica’s Riviera – The Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste! The area is easily accessible, located just a half an hour from the Liberia International Airport. Here you’ll find some of the country’s best hotels including the spectacular Four Seasons. The area is also home to several all-inclusive properties such as the Westin Playa Conchal […]
Rincon de la Vieja – A Nature Lover’s Paradise The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is located in Costa Rica’s northern province of Guanacaste. Only an hour from the international airport of Liberia. There is so much to see and do up near the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano that you may want to stay a […]
Exotic Playa Conchal Costa Rica Playa Conchal is considered by many to be one of the most exotic Beaches of Costa Rica. It is a shining white beach made of small broken shells and coral. It gives the sea a rare clarity and an attractive turquoise blue color. This beach is totally pristine and untouched, […]
Ostional Beach The magic of Ostional Beach rests in the Olive Ridley Turtles that come to nest on this beach. Also accompanied by their relative the Kemp Sea Turtles. This is a sight one should see at least once in their lifetime. It is so unique and very emotional. We are faced with these old […]
Playa Hermosa Costa Rica – Hermosa Means Beautiful In Spanish Playa Hermosa Costa Rica lives up to its name in Spanish, “beautiful beach. This gray sand beach is one of the most popular beaches of Costa Rica. It is located in Guanacaste, between Playas del Coco and Playa Panama. Despite its popularity, this beach is seldom […]
Playa Ocotal Costa Rica is the perfect destination for a memorable holiday under the tropical sun of Guanacaste. Ocotal Beach is located in the Province of Guanacaste, at the entrance of the beautiful Gulf of Papagayo. Also, this is one of the most precious Beaches of Costa Rica. The surrounding forest is full of howler monkeys, […]
Playa Potrero Costa Rica Located in Guanacaste, on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, just south of Playa Flamingo and Marina. Playa Potrero Costa Rica used to be a small fishing village. Today it is home to a friendly community of Ticos and Ex-pats who enjoy the serene atmosphere and beautiful location of this adorable little town. […]
Playa Langosta, Guanacaste Located in the northern Pacific province of Guanacaste just south of Tamarindo. Easy to access from the Liberia International Airport (LIR – Daniel Oduber Quiros). Playa Langosta is one of the premiere surf beaches in this part of the country. A much quieter option than its larger neighbor, Tamarindo, Playa Langosta offers […]
Playa Junquillal in Guanacaste About twenty kilometers south of Tamarindo you will find the tranquil Playa Junquillal. This beach is less developed, with three km long stretch of white sand and coconut trees, and grasslands. Playa Junquillal is one of the most deserted and pristine Beaches of Guanacaste Costa Rica. Too only a few hotels and […]
Barra Honda National Park – Amazing limestone caves and caverns Barra Honda National Park, located in Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica. It is home to amazing limestone caves and caverns, as well as world-class stalagmites and stalactites. These limestone monuments date back over 70 million years. Only recently discovered. Presently Barra Honda, possess forty-two caverns in the National Park. […]
Playa Avellanas The little town of Playa Avellanas consists mainly of hotels and cabins, a few restaurants and villas. It is a wonderful place to be for getting away from the city and havoc, and find peace and relaxation. A gorgeous setting and the spectacle of beautiful sunsets over and over again. What to do […]
Playa Negra Costa Rica, a Paradise in Guanacaste Located in the Northern Costa Rica province of Guanacaste, Playa Negra Costa Rica enjoys the very best of locations for experiencing hot sunny days on a nearly perfect white sandy beach! Playa Negra has refreshing off shore breezes almost year round. Come and enjoy the cloudless sunny days […]
Playa Panama: A Private Beach In Papagayo Playa Panama is one of the most secluded and serene Beaches of Costa Rica. This beach is located in the province of Guanacaste, in the Gulf of Papagayo. It lies within a small bay called Snake Bay, or Bahia Culebra. Playa Panama is a short distance away from the International […]
The Guanacaste province has skyrocketed in tourism the past decade due to the discovery of dazzling beaches, fantastic weather and astounding nature. Several beach towns have become popular destinations for tourists, and one that stands out as being most visited is the small but not sleepy town of Playas del Coco in the Gulf of […]
Santa Rosa National Park The Santa Rosa National Park is Costa Rica’s first national park. The park was once the setting of the historic battle of Santa Rosa. Santa Rosa is also an important conservation area for Savannah and deciduous forests, mangroves and many forms of animal life. The park covers approximately 500 square kilometers and is […]
Punta Islita, Hidden Paradise Punta Islita Costa Rica located in the province of Guanacaste on the Pacific Coast. It consists of two small connecting beaches, some of the least Beaches of Costa Rica. They have amazing white sand, gorgeous sunsets, and wavy sea. The little community of Punta Islita is the perfect setting for a holiday in […]
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