Santa Cruz, a city full of culture and traditions is the epicenter of folklore in Costa Rica. Pre-Columbian history, music, dance, cuisine and colorful festivals are some of the manifestations that visitors can enjoy in Santa Cruz.
The town of Guaitil near Santa Cruz, is the cradle of the Chorotega ceramic you see in every corner of the country.
Santa Cruz is a service center for the coastal area of Tamarindo and a gateway to Palo Verde National Park, which protects large areas of wetlands in the basin of the Tempisque River.
Here, tourists can enjoy boat rides and watch a wide variety of birds and reptiles.