Dazzling Guanacaste

Written by Isabella Anderson
November 20, 2013

Guanacaste is one of the seven provinces of Costa Rica.  It is known for its livestock production, incredible beaches and spectacular warm weather. It is characterized as the driest region of the country, especially in coastal areas. In Guanacaste can be found along the coast: hotels, cabins, restaurants, and shops that fit the budget of any visitor.

Some of the beaches that you should know when visiting this beautiful region are:  Playa Panamá: It is located in the north of the province and is one of the best options to enjoy a quiet day, surrounded by white sands and warm waters. Playa Del Coco: its lively nightlife scene and plenty of visitors characterize it. Very near Playa del Coco is Playa Flamingo: an ideal place for those looking for a mixture of good hotels and a serene atmosphere.

Other beaches that are quite popular are Ocotal and Hermosa. Also located further southPlaya Grande, where the Baulas National Park is located (it is a sanctuary for thousands of leatherback turtles who come to nest on these shores each year).  Also, Santa Rosa National Park is a jewel of tropical dry forest; it has a remarkable biological inventory.

Can not forget the famous Tamarindo beach, which offers a mixture of white sand beaches and mangroves, as well as a rich wildlife such as sea birds and iguanas, which certainly makes it a paradise for those who want to live in harmony with the nature.

Another thing you have to know in Guanacaste is its delicious food, which over time has become authentic Costa Rican traditions.

Some of the activities that can be practice in this area are: fishing (authorized sites provide information about the different seasons and places where you can go), diving, windsurfing (for the more adventurous can rent basic equipment of the sport in many beach hotels in the Papagayo area), nesting turtles (in the National Wildlife Ostional Refuge or in the National Marine Park of Guanacaste Leatherback) and bird watching.

Do not miss the opportunity to visit Guanacaste!

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