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Reasons to Visit


Located in the northwest on the Pacific Ocean, Guanacaste is known for its warm climate, incredible bird watching, and excellent surfing, snorkeling, and beaches. The coast is indented with bays, peninsulas, and there are a significant number of protected areas, including coastal, mountainous, terrestrial, and aquatic ecosystems where life develops with exuberance.

Guanacaste's climate is in total contrast to the rest of the country. It is the driest region of Costa Rica, with a mixture of forests, beaches, extensive plains, and an impressive volcano range. From November through April, the plains receive no rain, but in wet season, everything turns green.

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in Guanacaste

Punta Islita Hotel

An eco-luxury beachside hotel in an enviable location, with many included activities.

El Mangroove

Casually elegant beach hotel with a relaxed ambiance, just 20 minutes from Liberia Airport.

Hyatt Andaz

Cala Luna Boutique & Villas

Environmentally conscious hotel within lush tropical vegetation and walking distance to Tamarindo Beach.

Tamarindo Diria

A well appointed hotel located directly on Tamarindo Beach with an excellent range of facilities.

Azul Ocean Club Hotel

Lovely gardens and a scenic beachside location make this luxury resort a special place to stay.

Lagarta Lodge

Wonderful location by the beach and two rivers with mangroves and forest. Ideal for nature lovers.

Rancho Humo Estancia

Located in a 2500 acre private reserve offering excellent wildlife spotting and the chance to relax.