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Destination Information

Guanacaste is a province located in the northwestern region of Costa Rica, boasting some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Featuring crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and stunning sunsets, Guanacaste is the ultimate tropical paradise and a must-visit spot.

Guanacaste Beaches

Discover the most spectacular beaches in the world!

Playa Conchal – One of the most beautiful beaches in Guanacaste, Playa Conchal is named after its unique sand made of tiny shells. The water is crystal clear and perfect for swimming.

Playa Flamingo – A popular spot for weddings and honeymoons, Playa Flamingo is a stunning beach with pristine white sand and turquoise waters.

Nature at it’s Best

Guanacaste is home to a diverse range of ecosystems and national parks. The region is known for the dry tropical forests, and unique flora and fauna.

One of the most biodiverse areas in Guanacaste is the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses a wide range of ecosystems, including tropical dry forests, cloud forests, and mangrove swamps. The ACG is home to over 500 species of birds, over 100 species of mammals, and over 6,000 species of insects, making it a hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists.

Cradle of Costa Rican folklore

There is much more to Guanacaste than just beautiful beaches – it is known for its rich folklore and boasts a strong cultural heritage. The people of Guanacaste have a deep appreciation for traditional music, dance and storytelling. The region is well known for its marimba music, featuring percussion and xylophone-like instruments. The marimba is often accompanied by guitars, other percussion instruments and dancing. There are many traditional dances native to Guanacaste.

Gastronomy

When it comes to gastronomy, Guanacaste is known for its delicious and authentic Costa Rican cuisine. From fresh seafood dishes to traditional rice and beans, visitors can indulge in a variety of mouth-watering dishes that are sure to tantalize their taste buds.

Corn culture in Guanacaste is an important part of the region’s culinary and cultural heritage. Corn has been a staple of Guanacaste’s diet for centuries, and many traditional dishes in the region feature this versatile grain.