Located on Costa Rica's northwest Pacific shore, Guanacaste is known for its warm climate, incredible bird watching and its excellent surfing, snorkeling, and beaches. Sprinkled along the coast are bays and peninsulas. There are a significant number of protected areas, including coastal, mountainous, terrestrial, and aquatic ecosystems where life develops with exuberance. Guanacaste's climate is in total contrast to the rest of the country. It is the driest region of Costa Rica, with a mixture of forests, beaches, extensive plains, and an impressive volcano range. From November through April, the plains receive no rain, but in the wet season, everything turns green.
Travel to Guanacaste
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Things to Do
Culture and Adventure Mega Combo
Delve into the Costa Rican jungle with this mega combo tour that includes zip-lines, waterslides, horseback riding, and even some time in a natural hot spring. Learn More >
Arenal Volcano Forest and Hot Springs
Explore the Arenal Volcano rainforest area with a cruise on Lake Arenal, a walk along the hanging bridges, relaxation at a hot spring, and dinner with a view of the iconic volcano. Learn More >
Pure Adrenaline Tour
Go deep into Costa Rica’s lush tropical jungle with a combination of high-adrenaline adventures—horseback riding, river rafting, zip-lining, and more. Learn More >