Costa Rica is Central America’s most popular tourist destination and Guanacaste, including the Nicoya Peninsula, has a wealth of attractions to draw visitors to the province. The climate is mainly dry-tropical, making a visit to Guanacaste an ideal destination to escape the humidity of the rest of the country. The province is blessed with natural beauty, a trip to Guanacaste will introduce travellers to dramatic volcanic landscape, rare dry-tropical forests and a number of world-class beaches.

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Costa Rica: Rincon de la Vieja Rainforest tour

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On this day trip you will visit Guanacaste, Liberia City and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Costa Rica Itinerary
  • Activities Spas & Sightseeing Tours +2 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
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Boat tour to exotic caves with snorkelling

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5 hour snorkeling tour in Guanacaste. Read More
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  • Operator Costa Rica Itinerary
  • Activities Snorkeling & Caves +1 more
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  • Age Range4+ years old
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4 - Very Good
Based on 6 customer reviews
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5 - Excellent
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“We really enjoyed this holiday. All arrangements worked smoothly. Katia and Eduardo our guides were excellent. The walking and opportunities to view wildlife were all as expected and we saw some great things.”
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
“As a first time visitor, the holiday was a good introduction opportunity. But Id have to be careful who to recommend it.”
Overall a very good walk and travel through Costa Rica's diverse countryside
4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
“The choice of places to visit on this trip was excellent and showed off the variety of climatic conditions, scenery, flora & fauna, and people that Costa Rica has to offer. The two knowledgeable guides informed us about Costa Rica's past history and right up to modern conditions found here.”

Guanacaste - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Tour Highlights

  • Hike or camp in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park where you can see smoking fumaroles, boiling mud pools and other tell-tale signs of volcanic activity as well as a wealth of animal species.
  • Experience life in the treetops by taking a canopy walk in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. There is also a hair-raising zipline for those in search of an adrenaline rush.
  • Costa Rica has made a name for itself as a top surfing destination for novices and experts alike. Tamarindo Beach and Playa Negra are two of the Guanacaste’s top spots for catching waves.
  • Costa Rica is well known to sport fishing enthusiasts. The popular Coco Beach is one of the cheapest and best place to organise sea fishing trips.
  • Explore some of Costa Rica’s beautiful lesser-known beaches away from the usual spots frequented by the tourist hordes.
  • For scuba enthusiasts, a diving trip to the Catalina islands should not be missed. Marine life that can be spotted there includes white tip reef sharks, spotted eagle rays and manta rays

Travel Tips

  • It is now possible to fly to Liberia, Guanacaste’s capital, direct from many major US airports.
  • High season is from mid-December to April. Temperatures are high but rainfall is at its lowest. During the wet season, May to October, rainfall is likely to compromise your plans.
  • The best time to visit is probably November to mid-December when the weather is not too wet but the peak season crowds have still not arrived.
  • The local currency is the Costa Rican Colon but US dollars are widely accepted, and ATMs are easy to find in most towns.