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Guanacaste

The cradle of folklore!


The Guanacaste tourist zone, located in the North Pacific of Costa Rica, is part of the Costa Rican natural and cultural heritage. Here there is a significant number of areas to delight all types of tourists, such as its rich aquatic, terrestrial, mountainous and coastal ecosystems, in whose territories life flourishes with all its exuberance. Located in the north of the country, it covers an area of approximately 10,140 km2, its incomparable beauty in landscapes that offer a warm atmosphere, as well as its fertile nature, have made Guanacaste one of the most visited places by local and international tourism.

Guanacaste is famous for its spectacular beaches with crystalline waters and white sands surrounded by vegetation that stretch for more than 200 kilometers. The one in Zapotal is one of them, perfect for fishing, swimming, diving, surfing or simply sunbathing.
ZAPOTAL - Guanacaste is famous for its spectacular beaches with crystalline waters and white sands surrounded by vegetation that stretch for more than 200 kilometers. The one in Zapotal is one of them, perfect for fishing, swimming, diving, surfing or simply sunbathing.

Along the Guanacaste coast you can enjoy numerous beaches as well as various attractions such as the spectacular arrival of Kemp's ridley turtles in the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, or the spawning of leatherback turtles in Las Baulas National Marine Park, the estuaries and mangroves in the southern part, and the volcanoes in the northern part, where you can enjoy hot springs and various activities.


The mangroves are in an excellent state of conservation and are ideal sites for observing birds and other types of fauna, as well as for practicing light sports such as kayaking.


It has important support at the level of first-class infrastructure in the Golfo de Papagayo Tourism Development Pole. It also has easy access through the Daniel Oduber International Airport, where a large number of charter and scheduled flights arrive from the United States and Canada.


Guanacaste has three main tourist centers that are Liberia (stay and distribution center, stopover and excursion), Santa Cruz and Nicoya, as well as secondary tourist centers such as: El Coco, Tamarindo and Flamingo.

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