Up north in the Pacific side of Costa Rica lies one of its most famous provinces – Guanacaste. Guanacaste is famous for many reasons, one of which is its strategic location. Flanked by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Cordilleras on another, this province has much to offer visitors and Ticos alike. The beachfront alone gives a spectacular view of sunsets and sunrises as well as offers an array of water activities. Kayaking, snorkeling and surfing are just some of the many things its coastlines are famous for.
Guanacaste derives its name from Costa Rica’s national tree, the Guanacaste. This plant thrives in the mountainous regions that are just a few kilometers away from the sunny shores of Guanacaste. This is another reason for Guanacaste’s fame: both the mountains and the shorelines are accessible in this province. You can trek in the mornings when the sun is still high and the light is still strong and then swim in the afternoons and frolic by the beach long after it has set.
If you want a more adventurous holiday, try trekking the chain of volcanoes in the Cordillera de Guanacaste and Cordillera de Tilaran. You could also go bird watching on the slopes of the province’s many mountain peaks or enjoy horseback riding along the winding trails. You may even just choose to walk idly and explore the countryside – the beauty of the land alone will surely thrill and amaze you.
The temperatures at Guanacaste range between 75 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit while humidity is at a comfortable 78%. This gives travelers plenty of options on whether to engage in beach, or mountain activities. The weather is ideal, with the sun that is hot enough to give you a perfect tan but not burn and the rain that will cool rather than drench.