Top 4 Activities In Guanacaste To Enjoy A Thrilling Outing In Costa Rica


Guanacaste, the territory encircling Nicaragua in the Pacific northwest of Costa Rica, has built-up wonderfully to accommodate the massive influx of tourists from all corners of the globe. Renowned for featuring some of the most exquisite beaches in the country & boasting plenty of exhilarating adventure activities, the region is ideal for all sorts of tourists.

There are plenty of activities in Guanacaste that can be enjoyed to make the most of your time in Costa Rica. You may get overwhelmed what to do with such large number of activities to be enjoyed in Guanacaste. Let us guide you through:

Beach hopping:

A trip to Guanacaste equals a trip to the beach & it is no doubt one of the most affordable activities in Costa Rica. Some of the best beaches found in Guanacaste are: Tamarindo, Playa Samara, Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo and Playas del Coco.


Though Monteverde and Arenal are known for their longest zipline in Costa Rica, Guanacaste features excellent zipline facilities. And with the recently opened Diamante Adventure Park which possesses the longest sea sight zipline in Costa Rica, Guanacaste is giving Monteverde a good fight through its excellent canopy tours. Most of the ziplines in Guanacaste have a special charm and one can enjoy ziplining upside, on top of a river, lying down, in the dark and over the ocean.

See rivers, volcanoes and waterfalls:

As far as natural landmarks are concerned, Guanacaste features some of the most enthralling places in the country. Apart from the fascinating white sand beaches, there’re picturesque waterfalls, active volcanoes, sky blue rivers and plenty of sea caves to explore. Most importantly, most of them are affordable or free-of-cost activities to undertake in Guanacaste.

Explore the wildlife:

This certainly deserves a place when it comes to fun activities in Guanacaste. A trip to the several national parks is a must if you want to experience the wildlife of Guanacaste at its purest form.

A national park that features great wildlife is Palo Verde National Park which boasts the rare eco-system of tropical dry forest. Opt for a boat ride to Rio Tempisque to get a glimpse of crocodiles, caimans, migratory birds and many other wild creatures.

Both Ostional Wildlife Refuge & Marino Las Baulas National Park are worth visiting to witness the Olive Ridley and Leatherback sea turtles.

Placed a short drive away from Liberia on the Pacific shore, Rincon de la Vieja is home to more than 200 bird species. Its low tourist numbers entail that you can relish the park without the crowds. There are also many beautiful working trails and hot springs to be enjoyed.

When it comes to marine creatures, Guanacaste is home to plenty of them including Sharks, dolphins, several whales, turtles, whale sharks, manta and eagle rays, fish, squid, octopus, eels and sea urchins

As you can see activities in Guanacaste certainly seems to be on the never ending side. For more activities in Guanacaste don’t forget to check out

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