Guanacaste

Guanacaste, photo by Jackiemora01
 

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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   World Heritage Site
   Rough Guide

 

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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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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Agouti Paca B&B Farm

Agouti Paca B&B Farm

Agouti paca B&B Farm is located in Río Chiquito de Bagaces, 67 km from Liberia and 15 km from Río Celeste, Tenorio National Park. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$50

 
$509.6
Hotel Cacao

Hotel Cacao

Offering a terrace and views of the mountain, Hotel Cacao is situated in Bijagua in the Alajuela Region, 42 km from Liberia. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$52

$528.8
Cabinas los Sueños

Cabinas los Sueños

Cabinas los Sueños is set in Salitral, 26 km from Liberia and 30 km from Pital. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some units have views of the mountain or pool. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$55

$558.6
Hotel Cabanas La Teca

Hotel Cabanas La Teca

Offering a garden, Hotel Cabanas La Teca is set in Liberia. 40 km away from several beaches. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The accommodation is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 49 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$67

 
$678.4
Cataratas Bijagua Lodge

Cataratas Bijagua Lodge

This lodge is surrounded by a natural trail that leads to Miravalles Volcano and Bijagua River. It arranges horse-riding, fishing and bird-wathing activities, as well as shuttle services. Internet is free in public areas. Average score from 165 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$70 - $85

 
$708.3
Buena Vista Lodge

Buena Vista Lodge

Surrounded by extensive gardens and featuring an on-site lake, wooden bungalows and eco-tourism activities, Buena Vista Lodge is set 15 minutes’ drive from Pital town centre. Free Wi-Fi is available. Average score from 205 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$52

 
$528.2
Hotel Las Espuelas, Bar & Restaurant

Hotel Las Espuelas, Bar & Restaurant

This hotel is located outside of Liberia and features an on-site restaurant, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool. Hotel Las Espuelas, Bar & Restaurant has free private parking. Average score from 463 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$59

 
$598.2
Cabinas Vista Miravalles

Cabinas Vista Miravalles

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Cabinas Vista Miravalles offers pet-friendly accommodation in Bijagua. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$45

 
$458.0
Apartamentos Nayuribe del Diriá

Apartamentos Nayuribe del Diriá

Featuring free WiFi, Apartamentos Nayuribe del Diriá is set in Liberia, 49 km from Playa Conchal. Playa Hermosa is 28 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation features a seating area. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$65

$658.0
Rancho Curubandé Lodge

Rancho Curubandé Lodge

Offering an on-site restaurant with daily breakfast, Rancho Curubandé Lodge is located in Liberia, 15 km from Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Free Wi-Fi access is available in this lodge. Average score from 78 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$70

 
$708.0
Rinconcito Lodge

Rinconcito Lodge

Rinconcito Lodge features a garden and complimentary WiFi in public areas. The rooms offer a private bathroom with shower and free toiletries. They have wooden furniture. Rinconcito Lodge’s restaurant offers regional cuisine. Average score from 273 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$49

 
$497.9
Cabinas las nubes

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

 
$507.9
Hotel Boyeros

Hotel Boyeros

Featuring a swimming pool, a garden and a restaurant, Hotel Boyeros is located 100 metres from Plaza Santa Rosa shopping mall. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and free private parking on site. Every room has a TV, wooden furnishing and a desk. Average score from 336 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$69

 
$697.8
Hotel El Bramadero

Hotel El Bramadero

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Hotel El Bramadero is located 500 metres from Liberia main square. Free WiFi access is available in all areas and free parking is possible. Average score from 116 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$50

 
$507.6
Hotel La Arena

Hotel La Arena

Offering an outdoor pool, the adults-only Hotel La Arena is located in the suburbs of Liberia, 17 minutes’ drive from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. The functional rooms here will provide you with air conditioning. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$48

 
$487.5
Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino

Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino

Offering an outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant, Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino is located in Liberia, 13 km from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Average score from 530 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$53

 
$537.5
Thermomania

Thermomania

Situated in Fortuna of Bagaces, 45 Km from Liberia, Thermomania boasts lodging, natural hot springs, tours, zip line and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy on-site restaurant. Free private parking lot is available on site. Rooms come with a flat-screen... Average score from 38 guest reviews: 6.9/10.

$48

 
$486.9

Highlights:

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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.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Beaches
Fishing
Volcanoes
Hiking and Trekking

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