The province of Guanacaste occupies most of this region. This vast extension holds countless beaches , however, sun and sand are a small portion of what i this region has to offer: Picturesque towns and villages filled with an important historical and cultural heritage. Amazing protected areas and national parks impressive volcanoes await visitors with an ample offer of activities. You can arrive directly to the Daniel Oduber international Airport in Liberia (LIR) and from there you are just 30 minutes away from the amazing beaches of Costa Rica!
The highland feature active volcanoes and the lowland are pastoral, fertile and filled with cattle ranches. This region tends to be a little than other parts of the country and aside from the volcanoes, it boasts several lakes and one of the last remnants of Tropical Dry Forest left in Central America.
The extraordinarily beautiful warm-water beaches of the Papagayo Gulf will make of your visit a wonderful experience. These beaches are facing the tropical dry forest -located around 296 Km. northeast from San José, 5 hours by car-. The marine life of these places is abundant: manta rays with 4 to 6m fin spans, other rays, huge schools of fish, and plenty of coral reef life among others.
Paradisiacal white-sand beaches make true your most inner dreams of romanticism, comfort and contentment. Conchal Beach is called that way for its many shells (conchas) that pile up on the beach. Its clear water and calm sea is nice for snorkeling and swimming. The breathtaking Flamingo Beach is one of the better-known beaches in Costa Rica, a marine has been developed for sport fishing and boat tours.
The deep blue of the northern pacific ocean is without a doubt a temptation for scuba diving fans as well as those who love water sports, surfing, sailing or simply taking a refreshing dip in the sea after sunbathing in the morning.
On Tamarindo Beach, you will have more than 2 Km. of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica under your feet. Just North of Tamarindo village, you will find Las Baulas de Guanacaste Marine National Park, which was created in 1991 and covers about 22,000 hectares of ocean and 420 hectares of land. A great habitat for bird species including the beautiful roseate spoonbill as well as for caimans and crocodiles.
Grande Beach, inside the park, is the most important nesting site for the leatherback turtle (baula) in Costa Rica. It is seen from October to March and mostly from November to January. More than 100 reptiles lay their eggs on Playa Grande during the course of a night, creating about 2,500 nests each season.
Rincon de la Vieja National Park located north of the province; a volcano that rises from the Jungle is only one of its wonders. Since 1860 the volcano has erupted 12 times. However, scientists believe that the abundance of fumarolas, boiling mud pots, springs and sulfuric steam helps to gradually let enough pressure to prevent a large explosion.
To discover the true essence of the Guanacastecan culture you can visit the “ fincas” near the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano with traditional ranching and you can learn about agriculture, cattle raising and the life style of the region.
Activities you may perform: Scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, diving, horseback riding, surfing, sailing, sport fishing, visit to Catalina Island, and visit to Murciélago Island, turtle-watching tours in season, canopy tours, mountain biking, ATV adventures, Rappelling, Tubbing, White water rafting, volcanic mud treatments, thermal water spring and natural Spas among others.
For detailed Activities available in this zone please visit Tours Section
Copyright 2017 by Costa Rica Just4U - All Rights Reserved