What is Guanacaste?

  • Guanacaste is colorful traditions...

    Guanacaste is colorful traditions...

    It is also peace, friendship and joy.
  • Nature in its fullness. Environment in harmony.

    Nature in its fullness. Environment in harmony.

    Guanacaste is home to several national parks, biological reserves and wildlife refuges. It is home to life in every corner.

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  • A place where peace and adventure ... are mixed to perfection.

    A place where peace and adventure ... are mixed to perfection.

    Do you want adventure? Relaxation? Fun? Nature? All of the above?

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  • You tour Guanacaste but you can also savor it.

    You tour Guanacaste but you can also savor it.

    A place to discover the flavors of the tropics.
  • ...All a lifestyle

    ...All a lifestyle

    ... Where appreciating what you have received and enjoying every moment are the way to a PURA VIDA life!


With a total area of 10.140 km2 and over 700 km of coastline, the province of Guanacaste, in northwestern Costa Rica, includes the Pacific coast, its savannah and inland mountains, from the border with Nicaragua to the mouth of Bongo River, in the south of the Nicoya Peninsula..

Guanacaste is a land of privileged landscapes, sunny weather, a variety of ecosystems and home to a significant portion of the environmental and cultural heritage of Costa Rica. A privileged region due to a vast diversity of nature and microclimates, with a significant number of protected areas including water, land, mountain and coastal ecosystems, where life develops with exuberance.

The incomparable beauty of its landscapes ranging from tropical dry forest to lower-montane forest and warm climate, as well as its fertile nature, have made Guanacaste a favorite place for local and international tourism, and it is one of the regions with the highest development, based in 4- and 5-star hotels, along with a chain of tourist services driven by small and medium companies. 

Guanacaste has a modern international airport opened in 2012. The spacious and comfortable Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR) receives a large number of charter and regular flights from the US, Canada, Germany, Holland, England, Panama and Colombia, as well as extensive possibilities of international connections.

The numerous beaches along the Guanacaste coastline are bathed by the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. The coastal scenery is outstanding. There are extensive white, gray, brown and even black sand beaches with a gentle sea tinted by an intense blue color.


We invite you to see it.

Come live life ... unhurried.

Guanacaste Magazines published by CATURGUA

Caturgua and Guanacaste...

CATURGUA works for the development of Guanacaste, generating actions and activities that directly impact the social, economic and cultural growth of the province.   

Tourism with a vision...

Guanacaste grows in harmony with nature and its inhabitants. CATURGUA and our affiliates ensure these values and we invite you to join this vision respecting the sites you visit.

Routes and destinations...

...For all tastes, ages and budgets. Always with the essential hallmark of Costa Rica, a happy and hospitable destination where you always expect a vacation that is... PURA VIDA!

Travel informed.

Travel well-informed and without any surprises. Here is a great start: weather, real-time flights, services directory, interactive maps, videos, photos (and more). To make the right decisions...get well informed.

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