Why visit Guanacaste? Find out here…
Guanacaste, “the pampa”, a paradise full of sun, beaches, mountains, and volcanoes is inhabited by beautiful and friendly people who await visitors to share their traditions and treasures. It is the 5th province of Costa Rica, located northwest of the country, bordered to the north by Nicaragua and the west of its territory of 10,149 km² is bathed by the Pacific Ocean.
Its capital is Liberia whose name comes from the Latin root liber which translates as free and independent politically and socially, thus Liberia means "FREE LAND". This beautiful canton is traditionally called the "White City" because its streets were formerly built of "cascajo" a white powdery material.
Guanacaste, is a rich extension in the environmental field since in the province is located the Guanacaste Conservation Area (ACG), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. It is surrounded by national parks such as Santa Rosa, Guanacaste, Rincón de la Vieja, Palo Verde, and Barra Honda and also has one of the few blue zones in the world on the Nicoya Peninsula.
The ACG region is considered a block of marine-coastal ecosystems that includes tropical dry forest, tropical rainforest, and tropical cloud forest in which there are about 65% of the species of flora and fauna of Costa Rica and represents 2.6% of the world's diversity.
The perfect place for sightseeing, connecting with nature, and discovering your own essence. Its 1228 coastline-facing paradisiacal beaches have excellent amenities to enjoy the sea, sun, surf, and warm sand accompanied by fresh fruit, coconut water, and a delicious freshly prepared ceviche. Only a short distance away you can find yourself at the foot of a mystic volcano like the Ricón de la Vieja in the middle of the tropical rainforest doing adventure tourism in the primary forest and relaxing in the delicate hot springs that emanate from the veins of the volcano. You can also access the Chorotega traditions that are still preserved and practiced in these areas.
As if that were not enough, in Guanacaste you can learn and taste a culture that preserves its essence in art, music, and gastronomy. It will be common to encounter the coyol wine, the freshly squeezed sugar cane juice in a traditional trapiche, and taste the delicious rosquillas baked in a woodfired oven. You will hear the marimba and dance to the sound of the "punto guanacasteco".
Visiting Guanacaste gives you the chance to experience many of Costa Rica's active and ecological tourism activities, be pampered by its friendly people and connect with one of the cultures that most appreciates and cares for nature, which it shares in a little piece of paradise.
See you in Guanacaste!