Guanacaste

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Guanacaste is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in northwestern Costa Rica.

Much of the region is covered by dry tropical forest, making popular among travelers seeking to escape the humidity found elsewhere in the region. The Tempisque River flows through this area. Cloud forests are found at higher elevations, which include several volcanoes.

The park is rich in biodiversity, including 140 species of mammals, over 300 of birds, 100 amphibian and reptile species, and over 10,000 species of insects.

There are several trails running through the park that provide good hiking.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Nacientes Lodge

Nacientes Lodge is located in the town of Bijagua, situated between the Miravalles and Tenorio Volcanoes it offers a variety of eco-tourism activities. Free WiFi access is available in this lodge. Average score from 123 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$40

 
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La Posada del Tope

La Posada del Tope is located in Liberia City Centre. It features lush gardens, a 24-hour front desk and on-site laundry facilities. Average score from 269 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$24

 
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Cañon de la Vieja Lodge

Nestled in the jungle just 8 km from the town of Liberia, Cañon de la Vieja Lodge offers guests free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool and complimentary breakfast. This lodge’s air-conditioned rooms feature pool views, wooden floors and a wardrobe. Average score from 60 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$94

 
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Hotel Liberia

This hotel located in Liberia’s city centre features free Wi-Fi throughout and an outdoor lounge area with lush gardens. Hotel Liberia is only a 5-minute walk from the city’s Central Park. Average score from 418 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$13

 
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Cabinas las nubes

Featuring free WiFi, Cabinas las nubes offers accommodation in Bijagua. Liberia is 43 km away. The accommodation is equipped with a TV. There is a private bathroom with a shower in every unit. Bed linen is featured. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$50

 
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See all hotels in Guanacaste.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Finca Mei Tai

Finca Mei Tai

Featuring 40 hectares of rainforest with lakes, and domestic and wild life, Finca Mei Tai has a swimming pool. Offering two private rooms in a separate guesthouse, the units have a seating area to relax and a private bathroom with shower. Average score from 97 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$89

 
$899.8
Casa Miravalles

Casa Miravalles

Located in Fortuna, this holiday home is set 27 km from Liberia. The property is 28 km from Pital and boasts views of the mountain. Other facilities at Casa Miravalles include a barbecue. Average score from 165 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$94

$949.5
Sueño Celeste B&B

Sueño Celeste B&B

Set on the Water and Peace Biosphere Reserve, this accommodation is 11 km from Volcano Tenorio National Park. Sueño Celeste B&B is a bird-watching lodge located on Bijagua, Costa Rica. Average score from 153 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$95

 
$959.5
Rio Perdido

Rio Perdido

Rio Perdido is located just a 45-minute drive from Daniel Oduber International Airport and boasts 18 km of on-site hiking trails and a thermal river with hot-spring pools. It offers spa treatments and an award-winning restaurant. Average score from 72 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$266

 
$2669.4
Tenorio Lodge

Tenorio Lodge

Featuring 2 hot tubs and free parking, Tenorio Lodge is located between the Tenorio and Miravalles volcanoes and only 12 km away from the Tenorio Volcano National Park and Rio Celeste River. Average score from 116 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$111 - $155

 
$1119.0
Colinas del Miravalles

Colinas del Miravalles

Offering an outdoor pool and an a la carte restaurant, Las Colinas del Miravalles is located in Fortuna. Free WiFi access and free private on-site parking are available. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$71

 
$718.8
Finca Verde Lodge

Finca Verde Lodge

Finca Verde Lodge is located in Bijagua and offers an à la carte restaurant on site. Free Wi-Fi access is available in this lodge, plus it features a butterfly house and a reptile farm. Average score from 145 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$75

 
$758.6
Villas Verdes

Villas Verdes

Set in Sámara, 49 km from Playa Hermosa, Villas Verdes boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a TV. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$130

$1308.5
Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa

Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa

Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa is located in Rincon de la Vieja. If features Spanish-rustic décor villas, bungalows and Junior Suites, each of them featuring a private balcony with mountain views. Average score from 185 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$136 - $281

 
$1368.4
Vida Aventura Nature Park

Vida Aventura Nature Park

Located 54 km from Playa Hermosa, Vida Aventura Nature Park offers accommodation 16 km Rincon de La Vieja National Park. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$89

 
$898.2
Casa Rural Aroma de Campo

Casa Rural Aroma de Campo

Located in the beautiful country side near Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Casa Rural Aroma de Campo is a quaint B&B with on-site natural springs and a kitchen serving delicious Costa Rican cuisine. Average score from 214 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$72

 
$728.1
Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs

Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs

Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs is located at the foot of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, in north-west Costa Rica. It offers a beautiful garden with an outdoor pool and a relaxing volcanic mud pool. Average score from 484 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$78 - $102

 
$788.1
Cañon de la Vieja Lodge

Cañon de la Vieja Lodge

Nestled in the jungle just 8 km from the town of Liberia, Cañon de la Vieja Lodge offers guests free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool and complimentary breakfast. This lodge’s air-conditioned rooms feature pool views, wooden floors and a wardrobe. Average score from 60 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$94

 
$947.8
Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

Set in a tropical rainforest with natural mineral green hot spring pools and botanical gardens, Blue River offers luxury cabanas in Costa Rica. There is a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. The 4-star resort offers plenty of adventure nature tours. Average score from 149 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$160 - $170

 
$1607.8
Aguas Termales Salitral

Aguas Termales Salitral

Set in Bagaces in the Guanacaste Region,8 km from Carretera Interamericana, Aguas Termales Salitral features a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 5.3/10.

$85

$855.3
La Casa Pyjama

La Casa Pyjama

Set in Bijagua, this holiday home is located 40 km from Liberia. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is available . The unit is equipped with a kitchen. Towels and bed linen are featured at La Casa Pyjama. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Casa Natural View Rental

Casa Natural View Rental

Located 43 km from Liberia, Casa Natural View Rental offers accommodation in Bijagua. Guests benefit from terrace and a terrace. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. There is a dining area and a kitchen equipped with microwave. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$88

$88-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Surfing. Guanacaste has a variety of surfing spots for all levels of ability, from beginner to pro. The long peeling point breaks, peaky beach breaks and hollow reef breaks and consistent swell make this area one of the most popular in Central America.
Tropical Forests
Guanacaste is in a dryer region of Costa Rica, so its forests are considered "dry tropical."
Wildlife and Plants
Among other species, this is the habitat of the Howler Monkey, the Black Iguana, the White-throated Magpie-Jay and the Turquoise-browed Motmot.
Other Interests:
Natural
Beaches
Fishing
Volcanoes
Hiking and Trekking

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