One of Costa Rica’s popular places to explore, Guanacaste has an incredible selection of hotels and resorts, beaches, adventures and food to experience. A perfect holiday escape, the glittering azure blue waters, and crisp beaches beckons your heart to its pristine shores. High above the coastline you find some of the best hotels in Costa Rica, perched on the cliff side giving you some of the top panoramic views of the expansive Pacific Ocean from your room. While your time away alternating between visits to the beach, jungle explorations and lounging in the pool. Be it a long weekend getaway or long vacation for the adventure seeker, take in the richness of this beautiful paradise in Costa Rica.
Enjoy a wide variety of mouth-watering food that the area is known for, ranging from lively tapas bars that serve local favourites with fresh cocktails, indulgent high-end fine dining experiences fused with Costa Rican flavours, beachside spots serving fresh homemade tacos, chic coffee shops giving you some of the world’s best coffee you’ve ever tasted and casual hangout spots perfect for some fast food and fresh seafood.
Guanacaste has a great many opportunities to explore the wild tropical jungles of Costa Rica. Visit Santa Rosa National Park, giving you beachside experiences to dense forest tours where you explore the mangrove swamps, oak forests and marshlands rich with local fauna. Another park to check out is Palo Verde National Park, one of the densest areas for local birds with over 280 species of birds calling it home, like the scarlet macaw and caracaras to name a few. For amazing volcanic views try visiting Rincon de la Vieja National Park, home to the famous Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and other active geothermal sites in the area such as hot springs, mud pots, geysers, and more.
For the adventure buffs, try hiking Sendero El Guaycayán or Cerros Calizos or a boat tour to Isla Pájaros to spot the largest colony of black-crowned night heron. Or go white-water rafting on the Tenorio River. A two-hour hike will have you chasing a beautiful waterfall in Tenorio Volcano National Park, taking you to Celeste Waterfall. A mesmerising turquoise blue waterfall that attracts thousands from around the world. Guanacaste is home to Tamarindo, one of the best surfing destinations in the world. Be it an experienced surfer or a someone who new entered the world of surfing, the waves at Tamarindo will have you rushing through the waves from dawn to dusk.