Hot Guanacaste boasts some of Costa Rica’s best beaches, or go inland for volcanoes, mangrove forests and an adventure lover’s paradise!

Guanacaste province is located in Costa Rica’s north western corner and is the driest part of the country. Named after the guanacaste tree, which is the national tree of Costa Rica, the sunny province has some of the country’s best beaches and most luxurious hotels dotted along many miles of coastline. The legendary pacific swells attract keen surfers to some of the wilder parts of the coast. Inland there are secluded canyons, perfect or adventure lovers, active volcanoes and mangrove forests. Most visitors, however, come here just to sit back on a coconut palm beach and relax!

Holiday Ideas Including Guanacaste

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Best Time To Visit Guanacaste

Guanacaste is one of the driest areas in Costa Rica and frequently experiences forest fires during the dry season which is from December until April. It is hot year round, but exceedingly hot during these months. May to October is the wet season where more frequent showers are common. Although slightly out of season, December and May are both good times to visit for less crowds and not too much rain.

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Weather Averages in Guanacaste

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Guanacaste Highlights

The large northwestern province of Guanacaste is mainly known for its coastline, but inland there are many beautiful areas to discover too.

  • Stay at an exclusive resort on the Papagayo Peninsular
  • Learn to surf in Tamarindo
  • Stay at a beachfront hotel at Langosta Beach
  • Go inland for fantastic adventure activities at Rio Perdido
  • Visit Rincon de la Viejo volcano and surrounding national park
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