The province of Guanacaste occupies the northwest region of Costa Rica and borrows its name from the country’s national tree. Known for its warm weather and scattered dry forests, Guanacaste is also a busting tourist destination famous for its luxury resorts, up and coming international travel hub and rich cultural history and traditions, inherited from the Chorotega natives.
The road to Guanacaste is filled with abundant sugar cane plantations, coarse grass fields and expansive pastures populated by cattle and other animals. Guanacaste is subdivided into smaller cantons that have become some of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations. Because of its extensive area, Guanacaste houses unique travel options; whether it’s an intimate getaway or an all-inclusive resort, this province might be one of the few that truly has it all.
- The Rincón de la Vieja National Park is the local pride, harboring more than 300 different animal species including quetzals, eagles and jaguars.
- The Liberia International Airport now offers more and more direct flights to several international destinations.
- Weather in Guanacaste is fairly easy to predict with November to April being sunny and warm often leading to people calling the area “the gold coast”.
- The Nicoya festival is the perfect opportunity to see and try traditional Costa Rican practices, including ox-carts and ethnic food.
- You can plan an entire vacation around all of Guanacaste’s most popular beaches, despite being in the same province, all of them have distinctive traits.