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Guanacaste, a province in northwestern Costa Rica, is a tropical paradise bursting with outdoor activities. It has more than 400 miles of coastline on the Pacific Ocean, creating many opportunities for water sports like surfing, snorkeling, fishing or simply relaxing on a beach. Guanacaste has many black volcanic sand beaches, which contrast beautifully with the bright blue water.
Liberia, the capital city of Guanacaste, is home to the recently opened Daniel Oduber International Airport and is an ideal stopover for travelers, as it's close to many activities and attractions. The population is only 40,000 but the city has a great atmosphere and an assortment of great food, bars and entertainment.
Just over an hour drive from Liberia is the city of Nicoya, located on the Nicoya Peninsula and considered the center of arts and crafts for the Guanacaste Province. It was Costa Rica's first colonial city and is home to the oldest church in Costa Rica. People from all surrounding areas come to Nicoya to shop and take care of legal or banking needs, making the city an important, yet still pleasant, part of Guanacaste.
Travelers to Guanacaste are sometimes confused about which province the Nicoya Peninsula is in. Technically, Guanacaste includes the entire Nicoya Peninsula, but because traveling between the northern and southern areas of the peninsula is sometimes difficult, the administration of the three southern counties has been assigned to the Puntarenas Province. So sometimes the Nicoya Peninsula is considered in Guanacaste and sometimes in Puntarenas.
Guanacaste's most developed and accessible tourist town is Tamarindo. It's located on the west coast of the Nicoya Peninsula and is very accommodating to travelers of all types. The modern developments of Tamarindo, such as paved roads and modern restaurants, have not changed the laidback atmosphere or authenticity of the city, making it extra appealing to travelers.
Guanacaste is also home to some sprawling national parks. Rincon de la Vieja National Park, a 34,800-acre park in the middle of the province, has intriguing features such as boiling mud pots, active volcanoes, nine craters, cloud forests and many hiking trails. Santa Rosa National Park, in the northwestern corner of Guanacaste, encompasses ten unique habitats, ranging from dry tropical forest to moist mangrove swamp and is a popular park for camping.
Valid passport needed for entry
Spanish (English is widely spoken)
Costa Rican colón (American dollars are widely accepted)
Costa Rica's Guanacaste province is features five-star hotels, all-inclusive resorts and large condominium projects. Expansion of the Daniel Oduber International Airport in the capital city of Liberia has helped fuel this phenomenon.
Some of Costa Rica's most beautiful and expansive beaches are located in Guanacaste, and many of them have black volcanic sand. The contrast of these ebony-sand beaches with sparkling blue waves crashing on them, bordered by verdant forest, is striking. Some of them, such as Tamarindo, are favorites of the surfing crowd.
The forests that abound in Guanacaste are dry tropical forests as opposed to tropical rain forests found in the rest of the country. The weather is drier than the rest of the country and subject to drought. Along with cattle ranches, the province has a large cowboy population.
The city of Nicoya, located in the middle of the Nicoya Peninsula, is considered a center of arts and crafts for the Province of Guanacaste.
Sights—The Church of San Blas; Puente de la Amistad de Taiwan, a gift from Taiwan that is also the largest bridge in the country; Iglesia la Ermita de Nuestro Senor de la Agonia.
Museums—The Museo de Guanacaste to learn about the arts and culture of the province; the Museo del Sabanero to immerse yourself in the cowboy culture of Guanacaste.
Memorable Meals—Beachside burgers and sandwiches at Father Rooster; fresh seafood and excellent fruit smoothies at Lola's.
Late Night—Dancing to house music at El Garito; live bands throwing back to the 1950s and 1960s at ZI Lounge.
Walks—A stroll through the park at Playas del Coco.
Guanacaste has the distinction as the only province to voluntarily join Costa Rica after Central America's liberation from Spain on 15 September 1821, a date celebrated as Independence Day in all Central American countries. In 1825, the citizens of Guanacaste voted to leave Nicaragua and join Costa Rica.
To commemorate that act, the government declared the national tree of Costa Rica to be the guanacaste tree, a large spreading tree that grows primarily in Guanacaste. The seed pod resembles a human ear, and the name given to the tree is taken from the indigenous name guana (tree) and caste (ear).
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