Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Guanacaste OaxGuanacaste enjoys generous and warm weather, unique culture, known for cattle ranching production, and spectacular beaches. It is the driest region of Costa Rica, especially the coastal areas. Became part of Costa Rica in 1824; until then, it had remained an independent province. This territory certainly has a very important natural and cultural richness, for Costa Rica’s economy.

Guanacaste is well known for its beautiful beaches and sunny days, which is exactly what visitors find along its coastline. With an abundance of hotels, resorts, cabins, and restaurants as well as the many Guanacaste Tours and adventures that you can perform from all the beaches. Some are luxury ones, others more modest, but they all guarantee that guests have the perfect option for each budget. Panama Beach, in the north area of the province, is one of the good options for tourism. A quiet place with white sand and easy waters invites you to enjoy a care-free weekend.

Papagayo GulfSome of the world’s best resorts are found on the beaches of Guanacaste as Fours Seasons Costa Rica, Andaz Papagayo o Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, located at the Papagayo Gulf. As well you can find resorts like Secrets Papagayo, Riu Guanacaste Hotels, Mangroove Resort, or Villas Sol. More south you can find the Occidental Tamarindo or The Marriott Reserva Conchal.

Playas del Coco features as one of the most popular spots, here you can find all kinds of facilities and you can find everything very easy as the center of the town is small. Another good point is that it’s located within 25 minutes’ drive from Liberia Airport. As well in Playas del Coco, you can find a great number of places to stay from private condominiums to hotels and beach homes. Its beach is very gentle and nice for swimming and relaxing.

Very close to Playas del Coco you will find Ocotal, a small black sand beach but with many vacation homes with spectacular views on the hills. Ten-minutes out of Coco you will reach Playa Hermosa, as its names mean this beautiful gold sand beach offers you fantastic calm waters for swimming and relaxing. Here you can also find many vacation homes and beach resorts.

Guanacaste AccommodationSome kilometers south without having to travel much you can reach Flamingo Beach, an ideal place for those preferring a mix of luxury and a quiet atmosphere, during the low tide this beach offers you perfect warm and calm waters to swim and relax. As well its white-sand beach is perfect for a hike. Beach-front resorts and vacation homes are also available in this area. Flamingo Beach is located in what is called the gold coast as it was one of the first places in Guanacaste with luxury hotels and a marine.

Just 10 minutes drive from Flamingo we will reach Playa Conchal, a beautiful white-sand beach (shells dust), with extraordinary turquoise waters, perfect for swimming. Its crystalline waters are perfect to enjoy some snorkeling from the beach. Here you can find the Marriott Reserva Conchal, the only All-Inclusive Resort in the area. 

Playa Grande is located further south, and along with Las Baulas National Park, it is a sanctuary for the leatherback turtles arriving to spawn in its coasts each year. As well Playa Grande is worldwide recognized for its waves perfect to practice surfing. It’s for this reason that many surfers come to stay in this wild and natural area.

Tamarindo Surf LessonsTamarindo Beach offers a blend of beaches and mangroves; seabirds and iguanas, making it a paradise and perfect spot for those wishing to live in harmony with nature. Famous for its perfect waves Tamarindo is the perfect spot for professionals and for those who want to learn the art of riding waves. As well the town offers a wide variety of stores and souvenirs, a big number of beachfront restaurants are also present in the area. 

Going south of Tamarindo we can find beaches such as Junquillal, Playa, Negra, and Avellanas, all of them also well known for their waves and surfing spots. These areas are more remote with less access to facilities. The Ostional Wildlife Refuge is located within the most famous beaches of Guanacaste, this is due to the nesting of olive ridley turtles, which arrive in thousands to lay their eggs. Observing the birth of the baby turtles is also another show of nature.

Nosara is located within minutes from Ostional and this place offers a variety of resorts, from beach houses to yoga retreats, which have made Nosara even more famous. In addition, its waves attract visitors from all over the world, and its nature makes the perfect combination to visit Nosara. The area is difficult to access during the rainy season so we recommend the use of a 4×4 SUV to visit this area.

Then we will find Playa Samara and its 4km long beach with warm and very calm waters since in front there is a reef extension that causes the waves to be less. It is perfect for families although there are not many fast access facilities in the area. However, it is a perfect destination to visit for a few days.

Next to Samara is the beautiful Playa Carrillo, with its extensive line of palm trees and perfect waters to relax and take a dip in the ocean. From here you can find more beaches such as Punta Islita, Camaronal, Coyote, Bejuco until you reach the Nicoya Peninsula where you will find places like Montezuma or Santa Teresa,

White Faced MonkeyGuanacaste also offers you a variety of National Parks where you will discover abundant wildlife and exuberant vegetation. Santa Rosa National Park is located to the north of the province. It is one of the last remains of the tropical dry forest in the world, counting with a remarkable biological inventory. As well here you will find La Casona, the place where Costarican’s defeat the country in 1856 against the Filibuster invaders. Santa Rosa is also home to Playa Naranjo where you will find the renowned surf break of Witch’s Rock.

At the Guanacaste Mountain Range, we found the Tenorio Volcano, here you can take the hike to the famous Rio Celeste Waterfall, and hike through the tropical rainforest of the park. At the Miravalles Volcano, you will be able to hike by an active crater and relax on natural hot springs.

The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano offers to the tourist offers the tourist a huge variety of things to see. The most relevant of course is the activity present in the massif, here you can see boiling waters and mud, sulfur lakes, steam, waterfalls and much more. Also in the park, you can observe a great variety of wildlife such as white-faced, howlers and spiders monkeys, toucans, tapirs, coatis among others. 

Red MacawsAnother great place to visit is the Palo Verde National Park, where you will observe a great number of bird species as well you can see howler and white-faced monkeys, American crocodiles, iguanas, bats, lizards, and much more. 

With a mixture of tropical forests, warm beaches, extended plains, and an impressive volcanic range; Guanacaste is the place to explore. This is just a glimpse of what this beautiful province offers you, in addition to its friendly and great-hearted people, a culture rich in traditions, and unique gastronomy that makes the perfect complement to not miss out on visiting Guanacaste.


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Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

Alajuela is the more extensive province of Costa Rica. Here we found the main entrance to Costa Rica, the Juan Santamaria International airport. The province is located 20km out of the capital, San Jose. Its territory spreads to the north, reaching the boundary with Nicaragua. Alajuela was founded in 1782 and gave birth to such famous historical characters as Juan Santamaría. He is the national hero that burned down the “Meson de Rivas” in 1856 during the battle against filibusters.

Alajuela, Costa RicaThis province has an enviable natural richness. Its uneven topography includes the rainforest and exuberant plains to the north. Visitors have a choice of the two most impressive, active volcanoes of the country. You can visit the Arenal Volcano, in the City of San Carlos and enjoy some of the hot springs parks as well.  Also, the province enjoys the Poás Volcano, at the Central Volcanic Mountain Range.

Poás volcano is one of the most splendid volcanoes in Costa Rica, for its beautiful landscape. Around it, you may appreciate different habitats, from the cloud forest to areas of scarce vegetation, where species have become adapted to emissions of gas and the climatic factor characteristic of a volcano. The volcano also enjoys one of the largest craters in the world.

Alajuela, Costa Rica The Arenal Volcano, with its conic silhouette, offers you amazing landscapes and lots of nature and wildlife. This volcano used to be one of the most active in the world. Many of the hotels offer a panoramic view of the volcano and its evening show. As well in the area, you can find different activities for all the family as zipline, rafting, or hanging bridges.

Alajuela Province offers you amazing nature and places to relax. Coffee tours, waterfalls and wildlife gardens, and adventures are part of the local offer.

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San Jose, Costa Rica

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Puntarenas is the largest province of Costa Rica, with an area of 11.276 Km2. Its main attraction is its Pacific coastline, extending over more than 500 miles down to the Panamanian border. This vast province offers a variety of beaches, national parks, and natural reserves. It is a transition area between the dry tropical lands of Guanacaste and the green forests of the Central Pacific.

The port of Caldera and the city of Puntarenas, receive hundreds of tourists daily, from countless cruise ships. Some of these ships are traveling with the Panama Canal as a destination, which allows passengers to explore Costa Rica’s inland, only to meet their cruise ship some days later at the port of Limon, in the Caribbean.

Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa RicaFor many years during the 70s, 80s and even the 90s Puntarenas was the main place for locals to vacation. As well Playa Jaco is a point of reference when we talk about Puntarenas. This is a famous surfers town, located 90 minutes drive from the capital San Jose. Besides the surf, the place is also renowned for its nightlife, bars, and restaurants.

Next to Jaco, you will find the other famous beach for surfing, Playa Hermosa. There you will enjoy a long beach with world class waves, this is a point of referral for many surfers visiting Costa Rica, as the access is fast and easy. Driving south you can find beaches as Esterillos, Baru, Bandera, and others.

Carara Biological Reserve constitutes one of the best showcases of the natural heritage of Puntarenas. This reserve includes an extension of 11.600 acres of forests and mangroves. Today, only some portions of the reserve are available to tourists, but professional guides, who are allowed to explore some restricted areas, may be hired. You will find the Tarcoles River, where you can observe hundreds of American crocodiles.

Manuel Antonio National Park is another of the destinations of the province of Puntarenas. With its impressive white sand beaches, blue waters of the pacific ocean, and hundreds of hectares of rainforest. This park is one of the smallest in Costa Rica, but at the same time, one of the most highly visited. Manuel Antonio is one of the few places in Costa Rica where the spider monkey still lives. Within the park, you may also find over 100 species of mammals and an equal number of bird types. 

More south you will find the amazing area of Bahia Ballena and Uvita. Famous for its whale tale formed of sand and which you can observe and walk Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Ricaby during low tide. The long beach is nature and wildlife it’s simply amazing. As well this area is famous worldwide because this is where the humpback whales arrive from North or South America, to give birth to their young or to feed and protect themselves for about 4 months.

They also teach their young to eat, jump, and communicate, it has been a type of maternity or kinder garden. In the North Pacific, the season is from December to the end of March, while in the South Pacific it is from July to October

From Ballena – Uvita to the Sierpe – Terraba wetlands everything is green lush, nature, and wildlife. The south pacific of Costa Rica enjoy the most undiscovered lands, where hundreds of species await to be discovered. Also belonging to Puntarenas, another feature is the Corcovado National Park. Located south on the Peninsula de Osa, and constituting the habitat of 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity.

There you can have closer encounters with red macaws, tapirs, pumas, ocelots, wild pigs, and more. There are miles of lonely beaches and the hikes between the stations are amazing. On the other side of the gulf, you will find the beaches of Pavones and Matapalo, world-class surfing spots.

Good food especially seafood- as well as the well-known carnivals held each summer, and the warmth of its people, are some of the nice surprises expecting tourists visiting this province.

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Costa Rica Provinces

San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica

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Cartago Province

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Heredia

Heredia Province, Costa Rica

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Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

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Heredia Province, Costa Rica

Heredia enjoys a territory of 2.656 km2 and a population of 80.000 persons. It’s Costa Rica’s smallest province, a town appreciated for its colonial heritage and traditional architecture.

At the communities of Barva and Santo Domingo, you can be appreciated a great number of colonial houses. The city of Heredia, best known as ‘City of the Flowers’, was founded in 1706, by the initiative of 150 families living there. All these families came from the main city called Cartago, our other province. These lands were inhabited by Huetares indigenous before the colony. As well in 1751 the first high school in the area was founded, called Liceo de Heredia.

Heredia, Costa RicaYou still find an important number of coffee plantations, where you can perform guided visits with tourists. It can be delightful to enjoy the captivating process of harvesting, drying, and roasting coffee beans.

Among the natural wonders of the province of Heredia, we find Barva volcano. It’s a formidable extinct volcano located in the west part of Braulio Carrillo National Park, which rises 2.906 meters above sea level. The vegetation surrounding this sleeping giant is astonishing; an ideal place for bird watching, especially for those who dream with the magnificent Quetzal.

On the other hand, Braulio Carrillo National Park represents the greatest natural richness near the Central Valley. A tropical rainforest home to hundreds of plant and animal species to discover. The dense vegetation of the park safeguards many water eyes, waterfalls, and rivers, used as tap water. If you are driving to the Caribbean side, you will have to drive through it as the road crosses along the park. You can perform a hike through the national park trails along the rainforest and where you will observe many of the local flora and fauna.

Heredia, Costa RicaSarapiqui River is another of the attractions of the province. This imposing river travels through dense vegetation, where birds and wildlife are abundant. The river has an ideal current for those who enjoy the rapids, with a moderate degree of difficulty. Along the river, you can perform activities as a river float tour in search of crocodiles, monkeys, birds, and more. Or if you are looking for something more extreme you can enjoy the white water rapids of the Sarapiqui River.

Heredia enjoys several places for adventure along with the province, you will find amazing zip lines parks, where you will also find rappelling, hanging bridges, and much more. If you prefer to discover the nature around you in a relaxing way, you can enjoy a hike at some of the nature trails or the parks and reserves. Another way is enjoying the cableway that will take you on a ride through the tree canopy and discover the flora and fauna living above the trees.

Heredia Central Mountain Range characterizes by vast forest extensions and a fair climate. Many people choose these green and fresh sites to establish themselves, to live far away from the city crowds.


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Costa Rica Provinces

San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica

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Cartago Province

Cartago Province, Costa Rica

Cartago was founded in 1563 by the conqueror Juan Vasquez de Coronado, it was the first formal town in Costa ...
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Heredia

Heredia Province, Costa Rica

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

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Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

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Cartago Province, Costa Rica

Cartago was founded in 1563 by the conqueror Juan Vasquez de Coronado, it was the first formal town in Costa Rica. Located 22 km out of San Jose, Cartago was the capital of Costa Rica between the years 1574 to 1824 when this title was transferred to the city of San Jose. It is a relatively small province, with barely 3.124 km/2 and almost 35 000 inhabitants. It is perhaps Costa Rica’s most important area in matters of colonial art.

The best example is the temple of Orosi, dating back to 1743, a historical jewel that was witness to the birth of a nation. Also at the Orosi Valley is possible to found the ruins of one of the oldest of colonial times churches, the Ujarras Church built between the years 1575 and 1580.

As well on the way you can observe the Cachi Danm used for hydroelectric power generation. Cartago has a humid, tropical climate. In Cartago, we find two mountain ranges: the Central is where we find the Irazú Volcano which is easy to visit and offers amazing views. As well you can find the Turrialba volcano, active massive showing eruptions constantly. The Talamanca mountain range is the other great mountain formation of the province. The imposing Cerro Chirripo, the highest point in Costa Rica, is located here, at 3.600 meters above sea level. Cartago is a land of traditions and religiosity.

Cartago, Costa RicaIn the north, we find the national monument of Guayabo, located on the outskirts of the town of Turrialba. Here visitors may admire the enigmatic constructions, dating back to Precolombian times. It’s one of the largest archeological areas discovered in the country. Mounds, bridges, plazas, and highways, as well as an aqueduct that is still working, are some of the remains of ancient cultures.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Angels Basilica at the center of the city of Cartago is the most important religious activity of Costa Rica. Celebrated each August 2nd, here attend millions of people from all around the country. Nevertheless, the main attraction of Cartago could be the Irazú volcano. This is a splendid giant which still remains active, whose five craters gather thousands of tourists yearly.

Irazu Volcano is the highest in the country with 3.432 meters over sea level. Several rivers nurturing the basins of others, like Chirripo, Reventazon, Sarapiqui, and Grande de Tarcoles are born here. As well this province offers a soil rich in nutrients of which the agricultures take advantage of and are used for several crops like potatoes, carrots, onion, and many more. Another great place to visit is La Marta, this refuge offers you amazing rivers, flora, and fauna to discover, this place is located in Turrialba. Also, it is a great place for bird and wildlife observation.

If you are looking for some adrenaline and adventure to go, in Cartago you can find some of the best rapids in the country. Take the Reventazon or Pacuare White Water Rafting trips and live one of the most exciting adventures you can have in life. Or take a hike by some of the national parks you can find here. Visit the Tapanti National Park, part of the International Park La Amistad, shared between Costa Rica and Panama.

Certainly visiting Cartago can be a great experience where you will learn about everything. Here you can discover about or aborigines, the way of life and more, as well discover volcanoes and colonial churches. Visit extraordinary national parks full of nature, try typical food and make new friends.


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Costa Rica Provinces

San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose is a bustling city, busy and with traffic, like any other around the globe. If your flight arrives ...
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Cartago Province

Cartago Province, Costa Rica

Cartago was founded in 1563 by the conqueror Juan Vasquez de Coronado, it was the first formal town in Costa ...
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Heredia

Heredia Province, Costa Rica

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

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Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

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Limon, Costa Rica

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San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose is a bustling city, busy and with traffic, like any other around the globe. If your flight arrives at Juan Santamaria Airport, San Jose becomes the first entrance to Costa Rica. From here you can start your trip and stay one or two in the city and learn a little more. San Jose, the country’s capital and most highly populated province. Located in the Central Valley, it extends to the northeast, crossing the impressive volcanoes of the Central Mountain Range. Which includes national parks, forest reserves, and fertile lands, with an abundance of coffee plantations

Founded in the first half of the eighteenth century, San Jose is nowadays a city where visitors of the entire world converge; a metropolis full of interesting places, faces, and colors reflecting the history of a population. Despite the fact that there are still beautiful colonial buildings, not many are still standing today since they gave way to new buildings. However, there are places like the National Theater, Inaugurated in 1897,  that is a must if you have the possibility to stay here.

San JoseAt night in San Jose, you can find a wide variety of gastronomic offers, from gourmet places to sodas with typical dishes. You will find cuisine from all corners of the world in this small city. If you stay in San Jose for a couple of days discover the National Museum. Gold and Jade Museums. There you will learn about our history, cultural origins and much more.

From San Jose, you can also take one of the one-day tours. If you want some adrenaline take any of the white water rafting trips available and challenge yourselves with amazing rapids class III, IV & V. From San Jose you can also perform the Tortuga Island cruise. This is an amazing trip that takes you to Puntarenas where you embark. The trip takes you along the Nicoya Gulf until arrive at this amazing jewel of nature in the middle of the ocean.

If you want to discover the tropical forest from a different point of view, you should take the ziplines and aerial tram tour. This trip will let you discover the rainforest in two different ways but both from the sky. Enjoy an easy ride on the gondolas along the forest and discover the flora and some fauna of the area. Later prepare to slide through the forest on the ziplines adventure.

A place that you can’t miss during your stay in San Jose or your surroundings is the Poas Volcano. The crater is one of the largest in the world and it is active, so are able to stay there only for a few minutes, because of the gases and your safety. But no worries, we won’t take you there just for that. Later you can take the Coffee Tour and discover the amazing process of the famous drink. As well you can perform a visit to La Paz Waterfall Gardens and enjoy the amazing landscapes, the waterfalls, and the animal shelter.

The central valley (GAM) is full of national parks and adventures to enjoy, culture, and gastronomy to discover as well. You can go from the mountains to the islands and from adrenaline to relax. There are activities to enjoy for everybody.

Our recommendation would be to spend the first night in San Jose or two and either take a city tour or one of our daily expeditions. Also depending on your departure flight, you will have to spend your last day in San Jose. You have the chance as well of flying out from the Liberia Airport in Guanacaste.

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Costa Rica Provinces

San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose is a bustling city, busy and with traffic, like any other around the globe. If your flight arrives ...
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Cartago Province

Cartago Province, Costa Rica

Cartago was founded in 1563 by the conqueror Juan Vasquez de Coronado, it was the first formal town in Costa ...
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Heredia

Heredia Province, Costa Rica

Heredia enjoys a territory of 2.656 km2 and a population of 80.000 persons. It's Costa Rica's smallest province, a town ...
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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Puntarenas is the largest province of Costa Rica, with an area of 11.276 Km2. Its main attraction is its Pacific ...
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

Alajuela is the more extensive province of Costa Rica. Here we found the main entrance to Costa Rica, the Juan ...
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Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Guanacaste enjoys generous and warm weather, unique culture, known for cattle ranching production, and spectacular beaches. It is the driest ...
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Limon, Costa Rica

Limon, Costa Rica

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