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Guanacaste Province
Catamaran sailing tour Guanacaste

Best things to do in Guanacaste Costa Rica

Guanacaste – known as the “sunny side” of Costa Rica – is a preferred Costa Rica vacation destination and popular place to live for its famous Pacific Coast beaches. Known as the “Gold Coast” or “Costa Rica’s Riviera,” here you can find everything from wild, completely deserted tropical beaches to booming, buzzing beach towns full...
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Rincon de la Vieja Challenge, official photo

Costa Rica Rincón de la Vieja Challenge mountain bike race 2014

The thrilling Rincón de la Vieja Challenge 2014 100-mile mountain bike race is again on track for August in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Set for Aug. 23, 2014, the competition is a unique adventure race – the only 100-mile mountain bike race in Latin America, and the only race in the world to circumnavigate an active...
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Bali style at L'acqua Viva Resort and Spa, Nosara, Costa Rica

Visiting Nosara Costa Rica, is easy with seasonal travel deals

Recommended as one of the best places to go in 2014 by CNN and National Geographic, Nosara Costa Rica is now easier and more affordable to visit than ever. Leading luxury hotel in Nosara, L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa, is currently offering special green season rates to all guests who make direct reservations with the...
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Rincon Birds - Spectacled Owl

Join the Rincon de la Vieja Bird Count in Costa Rica, June 14-16

The massive Rincon de la Vieja in northern Costa Rica is known for its imposing outline on the horizon, its steaming fumaroles and bubbling mud pits, and impressive tropical dry forest. The highly-popular adventure tourism location also is becoming known for spectacular bird-watching. This weekend, birders from all over Costa Rica will gather at the...
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2014 Season Specials

Costa Rica low season special deals for Rincon de la Vieja

May and June – the beginning of Costa Rica’s low season – are one of the best times for travel deals. The crowds have gone home. Refreshing afternoon rains (though not every day) have transformed the landscape into a vivid tapestry of green and brightly-colored tropical flowers. And many hotels and tours are offering great...
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May & June 2014 Special at Le Cameleon Hotel.

Best Guanacaste tour for visiting the Costa Rica rainforest

Walking through the rainforest in Costa Rica is an experience not to be missed. Towering trees stretch to the heavens, every inch covered in vines, bromeliads, mosses and orchids. Giant roots reach out across the forest floor carpeted with leaves and smaller trees, plants and shrubs. Every living thing competes for space and light in...
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One day pass tour Hacienda Guachipelin

Hacienda Guachipelin has best Guanacaste, Costa Rica Adventure Tours

Some of the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are found at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. The dilemma actually is trying to decide what to do, since there is so much from which to choose. That’s why the One Day Adventure Pass and One Day Nature Pass really are your best bet. If you...
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Howler monkey at Sensoria

Childhood memory leads to amazing Costa Rica Eco Tour

Every young child has a special place where they feel happiest. For Fernando Madrigal, as a young boy growing up in Costa Rica, that place was his grandparents’ farm – the Finca La Troya in the Orosi Valley of Cartago. “I spent practically all of my childhood and youth on this farm until my grandparents...
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Dantas Waterfall at Sensoria

Sensoria eco-tour thrills the senses in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

North of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, there is a place where the dry brown rolling plains give way to tall, lush green forest. Suddenly you are in an enchanted paradise of gushing waterfalls, warm thermal springs, sky blue streams, and bright orchids. This is a place where jaguars, pumas and tapirs...
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Renewable energy in Costa Rica

Alternative energy is vital in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The immense plains, powerful volcanoes and dry, sunny climate of Guanacaste are becoming pivotal for Costa Rica’s production of renewable energy. The second largest province in the country is being tapped for its powerful resources of wind, solar and geothermal energy. Costa Rica currently produces 91% of its energy from renewable sources: 73% from hydroelectric...
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Rincon de la Vieja Challenge adventure race

Costa Rica is popular endurance race capital in Latin America

Costa Rica over the past decade has become a magnet for high-endurance extreme sports, adventure racing and triathlons. Elite international athletes travel to the small Central American nation several times a year for sport competitions. One of the most popular zones for extreme endurance events is the north Pacific Guanacaste region. In early March 2014,...
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Visit the sunny side of Costa Rica in Guanacaste.

Guanacaste is known as the “sunny side” of Costa Rica. The northwestern province is named after Costa Rica’s national tree, the Guanacaste. The nearly-always sunny climate is dry and hot, which creates its unique dry tropical forest habitat. Vast rolling plains, foothills, low coastal mountains and the towering Cordillera de Guanacaste mountain range create an...
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Horseback riding in beautiful Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Horse riding and cowboy dreams in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

It is said in Costa Rica that the best “all-terrain vehicle” for navigating the country is a horse. Costa Ricans love horses and their riding traditions – their equestrian roots coming from the Spanish who brought horses with them to Central America in the 16th century. The northwestern province of Guanacaste is the heart and...
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What to do in Nosara, Costa Rica: 3 top nature tours

Talk about Nosara, Costa Rica, and you actually mean a stretch of several beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula – from Playa Ostional to Playa Nosara, Playa Pelada and Playa Guiones. This remote area of Guanacaste, just north of Samara in the country’s north Pacific, is known for long wide beaches, fantastic surfing, peace and quiet,...
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Adventure Race World Championships in Costa Rica

2013 Adventure Race World Championships come to Costa Rica

Imagine this Costa Rica vacation: Traverse the entire country from coast to coast and north to south, but only using mountain bikes, kayaks, rafts, zipline cables, and your feet. Sleep under the stars wherever you may be – mud, sand, grass field, rocky stream bed – but only for a few hours at a time....
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Geothermal energy in Costa Rica, photo by the Tico Times

Geothermal power: Costa Rica’s next clean energy solution?

Long, fat, round pipes in dark brown and off-white snake along the rust red ground through the underbrush.  They remind me of giant worms from some prehistoric setting … though not quite like that terrible 1990 movie Tremors. The pipes belong to the Pailas Geothermal Power Plant at the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in...
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Chorotega pottery, Guaitil, Costa Rica

Costa Rica tour highlights Guanacaste culture & nature

Learning about a country’s culture is one of the fun and interesting aspects of traveling. In Costa Rica, an intriguing cultural location is the village of Guaitil in the northern Pacific province of Guanacaste. Located between the small cities of Santa Cruz and Nicoya, Guaitil is famous for its pottery in the pre-Columbian style of...
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Rincon de la Vieja - Santa Maria volcanoes in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Exciting volcanic action happening at Rincon de la Vieja

With Costa Rica’s most famous active volcano – Arenal – behaving quietly for the past three years, tourists to this Central American hotspot are looking elsewhere for exciting fireworks. There are actually six active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and another 61 that are dormant or extinct. For the past 50 years, Arenal was the country’s...
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River Tubing on the Savegre River in Costa Rica / photo by H2O Adventures

River tubing fun in Costa Rica

It was a bit like playing bumper cars in the middle of Roaring Rapids. There I was, perched very alert in my high-tech individual rafting tube, bouncing off a rock to my left only to spin off a rock on my right and now speeding backwards down the chute to smack the huge wave in...
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Costa Rica celebrates its culture with many festivals

Costa Rica culture shines all year in festivals

One thing about Costa Rica is the country loves a good party! Costa Ricans are known for being gregarious and fun-loving and their enthusiasm is contagious when the country celebrates its numerous fiestas, festivals and horse parades. Plan your travel to Costa Rica during these cultural events and experience first-hand the country’s rich local traditions,...
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Painting of Chorotega Indian community near Nicaragua-Costa Rica border

Uncover the Rich Indigenous History of Costa Rica

Visitors to Costa Rica’s northwest Guanacaste region probably don’t realize the area was once a thriving community for the indigenous Chorotega tribe. Indigenous history and traditions maintain a low profile in the Central American country, yet if you look closely they are all around you. Spreading across Costa Rica’s entire northern Pacific zone, Guanacaste, for...
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Spend your holidays in your own personal paradise

Think about the best holiday destination. Have you considered Costa Rica? Have you ever wondered why it is one of the most popular choices by travelers? Looking at vacation reviews is a pretty good place to start for choosing a holiday destination. That is the way most travelers have found first-hand information about this place....
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Guanacaste beaches of Costa Rica

Guanacaste Gold Coast is paradise!

Fly into the airport and be at a dazzling tropical paradise beach in less than 1 hour! Where? The Guanacaste beaches of Costa Rica! The Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia receives flights from all over the world, and is perfectly positioned for visiting the northern Pacific beaches of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. The Northern...
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