Guanacaste DMO


Nature At It’s Best

Popular Destination

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.

Santa Rosa National Park

Another popular destination for nature lovers in Guanacaste is Santa Rosa National Park , which protects a large expanse of dry forest in the region . The park is home to a wide range of wildlife, including monkeys, deer, tapir, and various bird species. It also served as the site of a historic battle in 1856, when Costa Rican forces defeated a group of American mercenaries who were attempting to take over the region.

In addition to Santa Rosa National Park and the ACG , Guanacaste is also home to several other beautiful national parks and reserves. These include Palo Verde National Park, which is known for its wetlands and diverse birdlife, and Rincon de la Vieja National Park, which boasts geothermal activity, waterfalls, and hiking trails.


Guanacaste's Ecosystems

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.

Beautiful and biodiverse, Guanacaste’s ecosystems and national parks provide visitors with a unique opportunity to experience Costa Rica’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage in a sustainable and responsible way. Whether you’re interested in hiking, birdwatching, or simply soaking up the sun on some of the region’s beautiful beaches, there’s something for everyone in Guanacaste’s diverse and vibrant ecosystems and national parks.