GUANACASTE BEACHES AND NATIONAL PARKS
a third of the National Parks and Reserves of Costa
Rica are located within the region of Guanacaste, where
the majority of the tourist projects of Costa Rica
are being developed. In fact, the opening of the International
Airport of Liberia in 1995 has made the Guanacaste
region very accessible.
coastal zone known as The Gold Coast, between the
Gulf of Papagayo and The Peak of San Francisco, south
of Tamarindo Bay, includes a number of magnificent
beaches including Real Beach, Minas Beach and Grande Beach. Reserve your transportation right now
The area presents hundreds of kilometers of uncontaminated
beaches and can righteously be considered a Paradise
for the lovers of the Sun, of the Pacific, and of
course of the relaxation and gorgeous nature.
Guanacaste has much more to offer than simply relax
and nature, as it presents the best opportunity to
practice such activities like sport fishing in one
of the areas with the richest fauna, rafting down
spectacular streams, wind surfing, surfing, and scuba
diving in dreamy depths, horseback riding through
beaches and forests, mountain climbing or simply walking
for hours in Tropical Dry Forest.
THE NORTHERN VOLCANIC MOUNTAIN RANGE Rincon de la Vieja
de la Vieja is the most active volcano in this mountain
range, an it offers the visitor Hot Mud Baths, Hot
Water Springs and a giant crater and lagoon you
can visit from the nearby lodges
these are only a few aspects that we should mention.
The entire area is a bizarre looking land, former
cattle ranches and dry forests, strange looking
rock formations and an easygoing lifestyle. ( Because
of the fact that the area is not very populated).
Only 4 Hotels are present in this large area.
de la Vieja is the name of an ancient volcano. Located
in the Northern Volcanic Mountain Range, you can
find Hot Mud Pools, Hot Water Springs and the "
Fumaroles ". This region still is a Cattle
Ranch area, and you can still find huge Haciendas
with old Ranches. This contributes to create this
unique and almost bizarre landscape, finding vast
places and forests with nothing in it but wilderness.
The Hotels offer many tours, starting from Canopy
Tours, Horseback Riding, Bird watching, Hiking and
GUANACASTE BEACHES Samara,
Nosara, Junquillal & Guiones
region of beaches is also extremely beautiful. Located
in the middle of the Peninsula of Nicoya, it now
has the advantage of being connected to main land
by the new bridge. This way you can reach these
gorgeous beaches in only 3 ½ hours. The area is
large; many Hotels are distributed in the area,
anywhere from B&B`s to luxury hotels. Guiones
Beach is extremely beautiful, and Samara offers
GUANACASTE BEACHES Culebra Bay Beaches: El
Coco, Hermosa and Ocotal.
Culebra is an area in Guanacaste that has many highly
visited beaches, such as Coco beach, Ocotal beach
and Playa Hermosa. It has many large 3 - 5 star
Hotels, All Inclusive resorts and many Water Sport
Activities such as jet skiing, boating, sport fishing
and diving. Great nightlife. Just 40 minutes from
Liberia International Airport.
GUANACASTE BEACHES Tambor Beach and Wale Bay
Ballena or Wale Bay is located at the southern part
of the Nicoya Peninsula, where the Pacific meets
the Gulf of Nicoya. This large bay is an extraordinary
place to spend some comfortable long beach vacations.
The beach is approximately 2 miles long; there are
neither tides nor surf so it is a safe place. There
are two little towns on each end of the Bay, Pochote
and Tambor. Two rivers flow into the ocean here, a large
estuary in Pochote and Panica River in Tambor town.
main attraction in the bay is probably the large
Barcelo Playa Tambor Beach Resort and Los Delfines
Golf and Country Club. Both offer the All Inclusive
System. They have 5 restaurants, 550 + rooms, three
large swimming pools, activities and entertainment
center, diving, snorkeling, theater, shopping center
and golf course, tennis courts, basketball court,
taxis and private airport, a large 6000 acre farm
covered with tropical dry forest and a cattle and
horse ranch. Tambor is truly beautiful; we recommend
this to anyone seeking for a comfortable beach vacation.
GUANACASTE BEACHES Flamingo Beach, Tamarindo, Avellanas, Conchal and Real Beach
This area is ideal for Tourists seeking for
Sand, Sun and Beaches. Guanacaste is actually a
perfect Beach Vacation Destination. Some of its
great beaches are:
Flamingo is considered the Costa Rican Cancun, beginning
with its casinos, large hotels, marina and restaurants. Besides Jaco, Flamingo was the first beach to be developed for tourism. The beach has white sand and
offers plenty of shade for a great tan.
Tamarindo is a Surfer Hang-Out Town, although
now tourists from all over the world visit it. There
are many hotels, bars, restaurants, car and moped
rentals, water sport activities and great shopping.
The Beach is large and beautiful, with a large river
and estuary where daily boat tours take place.
Playa Conchal, with its white sand, is a
perfect place to spend some exclusive and comfortable
beach vacations in the Northern Pacific Coast. Its
large 5 Star Hotel Paradisus offers everything to
satisfy the most demanding guest.