Fly into the airport and be at a dazzling tropical paradise beach in less than 1 hour!
The Guanacaste beaches of Costa Rica!
The Northern Pacific Coast is the driest area of Costa Rica. Hot, dry plains stretch inland and dry tropical forest and open beaches line the coast. Because of the ins and outs of the coastline with coves, bays, rocky points, etc., there are more than 50 named beaches along the Guanacaste Coast, which extends from the Nicaragua border to just above the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula.
Imagine everlasting summer with fabulous beaches and warm, clear water. Surfing is sensational and world-class at places like Tamarindo, Avellana Beach, Witch’s Rock at Playa Naranjo, Nosara and Playa Negra where the famous surf movie Endless Summer II was filmed. You can find excellent scuba diving and snorkeling off of Flamingo Bay, Ocotal Beach and Conchal Beach. There are famous nesting sites for the giant leatherback sea turtle (Playa Baulas and Playa Grande) and also Olive Ridley sea turtles (Ostional Beach). Guanacaste is known for its horses, ranches and cowboys, and a horseback ride down a long beach or along forest trails is an amazing experience. Definitely plan a visit to the Santa Rosa National Park with pretty trails through dry tropical forest, historical sites, good camping and beautiful beaches.
Along this “Gold Coast,” you can find everything from wild, completely deserted beaches to booming, buzzing beach towns full of life, hotels, restaurants, night clubs and activity. You can stay in huge resorts such as the Four Seasons, JW Marriott and various Hiltons, or luxurious vacation rental homes, or small B&B’s.
Getting there is easy! Just hire Trans Mira Tours. The full-service tourist transportation company has a fleet of 5 different-sized buses from mini-vans to full tour buses. Their friendly drivers are bilingual in Spanish-English, and they offer all kinds of extras like cold bottled water, cold face towels, tour guides, snacks, meals, etc. The company is based in Liberia and is expert at getting around the Guanacaste beaches and area.
- Nosara, Costa Rica on New York Times list of Best Places to go in 2012 (examiner.com)
- What to know to travel to Costa Rica? (enchanting-costarica.com)
- Things to do in Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica (enchanting-costarica.com)