Adventure in Costa Rica Guanacaste Area

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Guanacaste is one of the most beautiful provinces in the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It includes Papagayo, El Coco, Flamingo, Conchal, Tamarindo and its capital Liberia. Known for its exquisite white sand beaches and luscious parkland, Guanacaste gives a little something to all travelers who visit.

There are plenty of immaculate beaches to choose from, including Playa Panama (also known as Panama Beach), Playa Hermosa, Playa Grande, Pan de Azucar, Playa Flamingo and Playas del Coco beaches. Playa Ocotal’s black sand beach has blue-green water clear enough to see 30 to 60 feet away, making it the perfect location for scuba diving and snorkeling. Here you can see a variety of marine life such as spot octopus, spotted puffer fish and zebra moray.

Tamarindo is a must-see town in Guanacaste that has so much to do, starting with the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Explore the 34,800-acre home to over 300 species of birds as well as cougars, monkeys, and kinkajous. Monkey around at the Monkey Park Wildlife Sanctuary, a refuge for injured or sick animals.

Water lovers can take to the Corobici River in Guanacaste for some much needed birdwatching, while white water rafters can take a thrilling eight mile trip down the Upper Tenorio River in Guanacaste. Swim and sunbathe in the Llanos de Cortés waterfall or take a tour of the dormant Miravalles Volcano.

Get your bat signal on in the bat caves of Barra Honda, which can be explored too. Pozo Hediondo (Fetid Cave), is home to a colony of around 5000 bats that go into the air right after sunset. Barra Honda is also a national park that can be toured.

On your excursion tourists will see deer, coatis, agoutis, anteaters, monkeys and many birds.

Visit the Guanacaste Mountain Range to zipline through and then indulge in the hot springs, mud bath, and sauna.

Would you rather sit back and enjoy some fishing? Papagayo Gulf is where you want to do some catch-and-release sport fishing.

Last, but not least, travelers to the Guanacaste region can’t miss the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, where you can tour the region, visit a coffee plantation walk on hanging bridges where you aerial view of the trees and wildlife in the 26,000-acre natural reserve below you.