North Pacific Coast, Guanacaste Province
The province of Guanacaste on the North Pacific Coast has the best beaches of Costa Rica, however not all of the attractions in this area have to do with the blue ocean and warm, sandy beaches; there are also pristine rivers, volcanoes and important protected areas such as Santa Rosa National Park, not only a Costa Rican historic site but also home to 10 different habitats including mangroves, swamps and evergreen and dry forests. Another protected area is the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, a refuge for birds and wildlife, featuring impressive vegetation, bubbling mud holes, refreshing river pools and waterfalls.
The capital city of the Province of Guanacaste is Liberia, where you will find souvenir shops, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and an International Airport. Located 30min. northwest from the airport you will find the Gulf of Papagayo where beautiful resorts and tourist facilities lay among some of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, including Hermosa Beach with amazing panoramic views, white sand and blue waters; Coco Beach, a fishing village with some restaurants, bars and souvenir shops and Ocotal Beach a small and cozy beach conveniently located and departure place of many scuba diving and fishing tours.
Heading west from Liberia‘s airport and only 1 hour away you will encounter some pristine beaches adorned by some picturesque towns such as Flamingo Beach, a very popular place for fishing, with turquoise waters, white sand, various hotels, some nightlife and restaurants; Conchal, a beautiful beach with shell-powder sand and sparkling waters and Tamarindo Beach, a mix of a fishing village and a surfing town with a lot of restaurants, hotels, souvenir shops, supermarkets and a very active nightlife.
Guanacaste is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers, a charming experience including calm waters with great swimming, fine sand beaches with magnificent views, generous palm trees giving shade, spectacular sunsets, national parks with lush vegetation and a wide range of activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, diving, Canopy Tours, sport fishing, horseback riding and much more.
|Estimated driving time from:|
|San José - Liberia:||4 ½ hrs|
|San José - Papagayo Gulf:||5 hrs|
|San José - Flamingo, Tamarindo or Conchal:||5 hrs|
|Domestic flights available from:|
|San José - Liberia International Airport:||50 minutes|
|Tamarindo Airstrip:||50 minutes|
|Nosara Airstrip:||60 minutes|
|Samara Airstrip:||50 minutes|
|Punta Islita Airstrip:||60 minutes|
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