Well, the secret is out. Guanacaste has officially become a hotspot for Jetsetters from all over the planet. In 1995 the Daniel Oduber International airport opened in Guanacaste's capital of Liberia. This new portal to paradise made Guanacaste really boom, small towns have grown into beachside communities with everything ammenity the modern tourist could ask for.
People from all over the world fall in love with the glorious beaches, friendly towns and wide streched savannah-like plains in this part of the country. The "Gold Coast" as many refer to it, stretches from the southern border of Nicaragua down the Pacific into the Nicoya Peninsula. Unlike other parts of Costa Rica, Guanacaste is very dry most of the year fulfilling the dreams of many sun worshippers along the way.
Heading south down the northern coast will encounter Bahia Salinas, a great windsurfing destination. South of Bahia Salinas is The Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica's biggest national park hosts world class surfing destinations like Witch's Rock and Ollies Point. At the park's tip you can also find great scuba diving at the Bat Islands.
A bit further south you can find the immensely beautiful white sand Playa Cabuyal and the calm waters of Playa Iguanita which is protectect by the very enclosed Bahia Culebra.
Playa Hermosa is a a small beach town that is a great place to spend the day. Snorkeling tends to be very good on a calm day. The next Beach town heading south is Playas del Coco. The central Hub of this area, Playas del Coco has great dining, hotels and nightlife!
Playa Matapalo is a nice resort beach that can be really great for surfcast fishing.
Heading towards the middle of the region you'll find the great area stretching from Portrero down to Tamarindo. This zone has many great destinations such as the cool white sands of Playa Flamingo. What is possibly Costa Rica's most beautiful beach, Playa Conchal. The Turtle nesting area, marine wildlife reserve and great surfing beach named Playa Grande and the popular surf and party destination Playa Tamarindo.
Nosara is a wonderful place to visit and see the great Sea Turtle nesting "arribadas" sometimes you can see thousands of turtles on the beach all at the same time.
And last but certainly not least the picturesque Playa Samara, a favorite amongst tourists and locals alike.
But don't be fooled, Guanacaste isn't just about Beaches and palms. There are also numerous Volcanos and other National parks here to explore throughout your journeys. So pack some 30spf and hit the surf because once you come to Guanacaste you just might never want to leave.comments powered by Disqus