A Travel Guide to Guanacaste, Costa Rica

June 24, 2021

Located in the northern Pacific region of Costa Rica, Guanacaste encapsulates the life-affirming notions of spiritual nourishment, peace, and harmony. That is what draws millions of visitors to this destination every year. The place is vast and includes the famous Gold coast, which is some 400 miles of the coastline where prime beaches are drawing suffers from worldwide. There are also other remote beaches at Nicoya Peninsular, ideal for travelers who seek tranquility and relaxation.

However, there’s more to Guanacaste than beaches. Traveling inland, you’ve Brahman cattle that graze on endless pasture, and the drylands give way to protect rainforests which host some of the rare species of fauna and flora.

Here purple orchids and vermillion bromeliads sprout from towering, and everywhere, you find waterfalls that have now become icons of Costa Rica’s natural beauty.

Your itinerary

If you have more time to spend on your holiday, you can visit a variety of different beaches and villages along the entire peninsula. If you’ve more than a week or like two weeks, you can move throughout the entire area and settle down in one of the many hotels in Guanacaste, Costa Ricaalong the coast.

Getting to Guanacaste

Liberia is the hub of Guanacaste province, although San Jose is the main capital. There’s an international airport here, while inbound flights involve connections from San Jose’s Santamaria International. You can easily book a domestic air carrier through Sansa. Sansa also serves the area along the Nicoya peninsula like the Nosara and Tamarindo coastal town.

You can easily access San Jose from Liberia by bus. It will take about 4 hours, and the local companies will make a trip to Liberia and other places like Tamarindo, Tilaran, and on the north, Penas Blanca’s- bordering Nicaragua.

Popular villages in Guanacaste


If you’re concerned with your health and wellness and have your body mind and should be connected, the coastal haven of Nosara, which is some 2.5 hours drive south of Liberia, is the place to be. The natural beauty of this area gives you spiritual fulfillment with many retreats and yoga centers that will help you forget the world’s troubles. Again, the town’s principal beach is also a surfer’s paradise. There are diverse waves and alongshore, which offers opportunities for both experts and beginners.


Playa Hermosa

This town is 45 minutes west of Liberia, often referred to as the northern gem of Guanacaste. It’s an isolated famous beach which is very well developed. You can take part in several aquatic activities like Snorkeling, scuba diving, Kayaking, and sport-fishing. Catamaran tours and horseback riding are some other popular excursions you can engage in while in Playa Hermosa.


Guanacaste is home to some famous waterfalls in Costa Rica.

Lianos de Cortez

This is one of the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica, half an hour south of Liberia. The fifty-foot wide waterfall is surrounded by a thick forest with all kinds of birds and wildlife. The falls or a large pool which is perfect for swimming and available here, are local vendors who sell food and drinks.

You will agree that there’s no better tourist destination than a place where kids and adults enjoy every moment. Guanacaste in Costa Rica doesn’t disappoint: It’s rich with beautiful beaches,stunning national parksand amazing places to retreat – perfect for recreation.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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