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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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One of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica.

A seaside paradise with beautiful beaches and endless opportunities for fun. Explore the diverse coastline, from luxurious resorts to secluded bays, perfect for surfers and sun-seekers alike.

Guanacaste boasts a picturesque shoreline that stretches along the Papagayo Gulf, home to some of Costa Rica's most exclusive and luxurious hotels. Surrounded by lush tropical landscapes, these resorts provide an idyllic setting for calming indulgence. Be drawn to Playa Hermosa, a beach adorned with swaying coconut palms and renowned for its epic waves, or lounge about on Playa Conchal, Costa Rica’s most exquisite beach, with its powdery white sands and gleaming turquoise waters.

For those seeking adventure, Guanacaste offers myriad of exciting opportunities. The vibrant coastal town of Tamarindo serves as a lively hub for adrenaline-fueled activities and provides a central point from which to explore the surrounding biome. Learn to surf from a local teacher then catch a wave at renowned surf spots or set off on a deep-sea fishing excursion in search of prized catches. Nature enthusiasts will adore the nearby Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, a sanctuary that shelters mangroves and hosts incredible wildlife, including the majestic leatherback turtles. Witnessing these endangered creatures nesting on the pristine Playa Grande is an awe-inspiring experience that will stay with you long after you leave.

Away from the beach, Rincon de la Vieja National Park awaits, featuring a mystical landscape adorned with smoking volcanoes, bubbling thermal pools, and cascading waterfalls. Hike through the trails enveloped in flourishing foliage, enjoy horseback riding, and rejuvenate in natural pools or soothing hot springs. The National Park can caters to all your different interests, providing an extraordinary experience in a serene and untouched environment.

Guanacaste's pull lies not only in its natural wonders but also in the warm hospitality of its people. Indulge in the vibrant local culture, savour mouth watering cuisine, and embrace the pura vida lifestyle. Dive into the region's rich biodiversity by spotting colourful birds, playful monkeys, and other exotic wildlife.

Guanacaste is the star of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, offering a mesmerising blend of luxury, excitement, and natural beauty. Whether you seek relaxation in exclusive beach resorts, thrilling water activities, or exploration of breath taking landscapes, this region has it all. Embrace the spirit of adventure, soak up the sun on pristine beaches, and create unforgettable memories in the captivating charms of Guanacaste.

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