Activities to do in Guanacaste

All the hottest things to do in Guanacaste Costa Rica

Monteverde is home to Costa Rica’s oft-photographed cloud forest, a place that absolutely must be explored while you’re in the country. An old-growth forest that has been left untouched by development has made a perfect home for countless species of butterflies, tropical birds and rainforest mammals that you may never see anywhere else. Monteverde is
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If you’ve ever wanted to hold a baby monkey and also give back toward helping the environment and the habitat of some at risk animal species, you have to visit the Monkey Park Foundation in Costa Rica. Here, you can get up close with and learn more about animals who are in danger in Costa
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Costa Rica’s natural protection area for caimans, howler monkeys, birds, lizards, turtles and more is set on 25,000 acres of grasslands, rainforest, marshes and three rivers, close to the impressive Arenal Volcano. On the lazy rivers, caimans bask in the sun during the day as the howlers play in the branches above, and you might
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Think “volcano” and you’ll probably picture Arenal, an impressive cone that towers above the flat plains stretched out below and remains active, spewing volcanic ash, clouds and even lava from its crater 5,300 feet above the ground. Arenal is thought to be a relatively young volcano, at about 7,500 years old and for the past
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Rio Celeste, or Celeste River, is a natural place of beauty that should not be missed on your trip to Costa Rica. Here, gushing waterfalls cascade off lush green ledges and into calm pools below, ideal for swimming among chirping birds and the best scenery any tropical rainforest has to offer. What really sets Rio
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Over the course of 70 million years, rainwater progressively carved into limestone formations under Barra Honda Peak, creating a cave system today that is one of Costa Rica’s most underrated natural sights. Barra Honda National Park’s cave system has, even today, only been discovered about halfway, but scientists have found bizarre species living in the
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With the best spa atmosphere in town, Coco Beauty Spa is the ultimate place to go to look and feel your best while you’re in Tamarindo. The professional team of staff here will treat you like royalty from the moment you walk through the door until the second you leave, feeling totally refreshed and revitalized.
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The only place in Tamarindo to play blackjack, Carribean Stud, no-limit Texas Hold’em and electronic roulette is at Casino Diria, located in the heart of Guanacaste’s favorite party town. Linked to the Diria Beach Resort and Hotel, the casino offers supreme service and a classy atmosphere, and besides the card tables you can take your
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Santa Rosa National Park provides a cornucopia of unique and bizarre wildlife within a massive protected area in the northwest corner of Costa Rica. Its many ecosystems include beaches, mangroves, marshes, tropical forests, savannahs and deciduous forests. Among these ecosystems live jaguars, pumas and ocelots, though they’re very shy, as well as spider monkeys, capuchin
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Just outside of Costa Rica’s northwest capital of Liberia, where you’ll find Daniel Oduber International Airport, is Rincon de la Vieja National Park, a spectacular area that encompasses two volcanoes and an inactive crater. This natural area is where travelers can try a huge array of adrenaline filled activities, including ziplining through the forest canopy,
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One of Costa Rica’s most important natural areas is Las Baulas National Marine Park. The word “baula” in Spanish means leatherback sea turtle, and hundreds of this critically endangered species come to the preservation area every year to nest. In the protected area, it’s also common to find a vast array of birds, howler monkeys,
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