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Guanacaste Beaches

Guanacaste Province
 

The beaches along Guanacaste's shore - Hermosa, El Coco, Flamingo, Tamarindo, and Nosara are some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. With a drier, more arid climate than other parts of the country, this area offers a wealth of water sports; surfing, world-class sportfishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, etc.

 

On some parts of the coast there are beaches where Leatherback and other Sea Turtles come to lay their eggs.

 

Pacific Olive Ridley/ March-October - Santa Rosa, Nosara

Leatherback/ October-March- Flamingo, Playa Grande, Tamarindo Pacific Green/ July- December - Santa Rosa.

Guanacaste beaches
 
For those interested in more than beaches and crystal waters, there are the tropical and humid premontane transition forests that characterize the Santa Rosa National Park with it's extensive savannas and Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Before arriving at it's exciting fumaroles - known as "Las Pailas" - you can walk through thousands of trees, and contemplate a huge diversity of birds and butterflies as well as lush vegetation. Fascinating mud cones of different sizes and shapes continually bubble before your eyes.
 

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Recommended Hotels

Hotel Punta Islita Hotel Punta Islita : Nestled in the heavily forested hills of the Guanacaste Province, and just 10 minutes south of the white sand beach of Playa Carrillo, the resort is situated on 170 protected oceanfront hectares overlooking shimmering ocean waters. Hotel Punta Islita is a sequestered nook carved out of the untamed wildness of Costa Rica's exotic pacific coast. It is the only South and Central American member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World", a prestigious international organization.
Catalinas Beach Suites: Catalinas Beach Suites is located on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, in the Province of Guanacaste. Situated on the hillside overlooking Catalina Islands, only 4 KM north of Flamingo Beach. The Suites have spectacular ocean views and are fully equipped with everything you may need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Hotel Bahía del Sol: Located in sunny and pristine Potrero Beach, is Bahia del Sol a unique 4 star boutique beachfront hotel. Artistic gardens with centennial trees, modern and comfortable luxury units, a wonderful beach offering spectacular sunset views, an impressive artistic mural, and their commitment to the environmentally friendly program, CST, are just some of the things you’ll find at Bahia del Sol.
Hotel Villa Baula Hotel Villa Baula: Surrounded by Las Baulas National Marine Park in Playa Grande and the National Refuge of Tamarindo in Guanacaste.
Hotel Capitan Suizo Hotel El Capitán Suizo: A deluxe hotel in a lush tropical setting, is notable not just for being a beautiful, well-plotted hotel, but also for building around trees instead of cutting them. Marvelous presentation in
beachfront setting includes lush landscaping and custom-designed pool. Huge open-air restaurant and bar has custom-tiled floor decorated in pleasing muted washed colors. An informal, natural atmosphere with a touch of Swiss quality and hospitality!
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