Guanacaste, Spectacular Beaches PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Generous and warm province, Guanacaste is known for its cattle ranching production and spectacular beaches. It is the driest region of Costa Rica, specially the coastal areas.

Guanacaste became part of Costa Rica in 1824; until then, it had remained an independent province. This territory certainly has a very important natural and cultural richness, for Costa Rica’s economy. Some of the best beach hotels in the world are found on the beaches of Guanacaste.

Guanacaste is well known for its beaches and the sun, which is exactly what visitors find along its coastline, with an abundance of hotels, cabins and restaurants. Some are luxury ones, others more modest, but they all guarantee that guests have the perfect option for each budget.

Panamá Beach, in the north area of the province, is one of the good options for tourism. A quiet place with white sand and easy waters, invite you to enjoy a care-free weekend.

Cocos Beach features as one of the most popular spots, due to its night life and great number of visitors; and without having to travel much you can reach Flamingo Beach, an ideal place for those preferring a mix of good hotels and a quiet atmosphere.

There are also Ocotal and Hermosa beaches, among the favorite of Guanacaste’s coast. Grande Beach is located further south, and along with Las Baulas National Park, is a sanctuary for thousands of leatherback turtles (baula) arriving to spawn in its coasts each year.

Tamarindo offers a blend of white-sand beaches and mangroves; sea birds and iguanas, making it a paradisiacal and perfect spot for those wishing to live in harmony with nature.

Many other beaches along the coast of Guanacaste will complete a matchless natural offer. Carrillo Beach, Ostional Beach, Manzanillo or Coyote, are some of those destinations giving the greatest province of Costa Rica its reputation

In Guanacaste you may enjoy delicious food, so characteristic of its people and that with the passage of time, became authentic traditional Costa Rican dishes. Santa Rosa National Park is located to the north of the province. It is a jewel of the tropical dry forest, counting with a remarkable biological inventory.

Likewise, embedded in the Guanacaste Mountain Range, are the Tenorio, Orosi, Miravalles and Rincón de La Vieja volcanoes, the latter surrounded by the national park of the same name.

Guanacaste is undoubtedly a privileged land. Possessing a mixture of forests dry and rainy, warm beaches, extense plains and an impressive volcanic range; a natural world expecting to be explored.