Sitting in the midst of beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, glorious mountainsides and majestic volcanoes is Guanacaste, Costa Rica, a true oasis. Spend your days soaking in the sun and your nights engrossed in this destination’s vibrant nightlife, as this region makes your wildest fantasy a reality. Whether you are observing its beauty from its highest peaks to beneath the ocean floor, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So sit back and relax or explore its adventures as this fascinating destination caters to your every vacation dream lavishly.
Guanacaste is a province set in the beautiful country of Costa Rica and populated by a cultural people mirroring its pre-Colombian times with their tribal practices. Once dominated by Nicaragua, the region beats to the tune of its own drum displayed proudly displayed throughout its diverse geographical landscape from the colonial architecture of Liberia, Guanacaste’s urban district to the natural wonders of Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
Bask in the magnificence of the volcanic roots of Santa Maria Volcano touching the sky at over 6,000 feet, get up close to Guanacaste’s wildlife at the Santa Rosa National Park, enjoy the barefoot luxuries of its myriad of beaches and roam through its dense forests. Whether cheering from the sidelines at a rodeo or hiking along its monolithic mountaintops, Guanacaste begs to be discovered.
Shoppers also come to Guanacaste to empty their wallets on “made in Costa Rica” knickknacks. Head to Liberia to explore the stylish designs located in its mall or the stalls of El Coco, Conchal, and Tamarindo for their handmade treasures like leather bags, pottery, and jewelry. After a day of shopping, dance the night away in one of its vibrant hotspots.
The experiences of the region do not stop there. A visit of Guanacaste would not be complete with sampling its delicious recipes. From farm to table, there is nothing better than sinking your teeth in Costa Rica’s staple dishes like chicken casado with limon mandarina, arroz con pollo (chicken served with rice), and olla de carne (beef stew). Here flavorsome snacks will quench your pallets and mouthwatering dinners will gratify your soul.
Guanacaste offers a tropical savanna climate. Winters (September to November) are typically dry with temperatures averaging from a high in the upper-80s and decreasing to the low-70s at night. Summers (February to May) are generally warm with the climate fluctuating between the mid-90s and mid-70s.
The region is accessible from the Daniel Oduber International Airport, its very own domestic and international aviation hub. Once you are here, there are several ways to get around its towns. Public transportation is available for travelers wanting to rub elbows with locals. Car rental is also convenient for those wanting to travel in between towns flexibly.