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Things to Do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, relaxing hot springs, active volcanoes, and incredible national parks in Central America.

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If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica, consider staying in the Guanacaste Province, located on the country’s Pacific Coast. Here, you’ll find laid-back white sand beaches, dry tropical rainforests, volcanoes, and more. You’ll also be ideally situated to explore the rest of the country’s most popular attractions.
Explore this overview of the best things to do in Guanacaste and beyond to discover why this region is the perfect “home base” for your vacation.
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These Costa Rica tours range from full-day experiences to short one-hour excursions, so you can find the perfect tour to accommodate your trip length. Additionally, each tour ranges in price so that you can book an activity that fits your budget.

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Beaches

Beaches

Experience the breathtaking beaches of Costa Rica, where pristine sands and turquoise waters await your tropical paradise getaway.
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Volcanoes

Volcanoes

View the breathtaking beauty and natural wonders of Costa Rica's volcanoes on our immersive adventure tours.
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Hot Springs

Hot Springs

Rejuvenating in Costa Rica’s mineral-laden natural hot springs is an incredible way to relax while surrounding yourself with the country’s tropical beauty.
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Costa Rica Attractions

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Waterfalls

Waterfalls

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica's enchanting waterfalls, nestled amidst lush rainforests, on a truly unforgettable adventure.
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Rainforests

Rainforests

Discover the mesmerizing wonders of rainforests in Costa Rica, teeming with biodiversity and breathtaking beauty. Explore now here at Special Places of Costa Rica!
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National Parks

National Parks

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Latest Posts About Things To Do In Costa Rica

Learn about the best things to do in Costa Rica with our latest posts, offering insider tips, hidden gems, and unforgettable experiences for an extraordinary adventure.

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In the heart of Guanacaste, one of the most beautiful provinces of Costa Rica, lies Rincón de la Vieja National Park, presenting a captivating blend of biodiversity, volcanic scenery, and dense forests.
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The Ocean Course at Peninsula Papagayo provides golfers with an incredible experience amidst the region’s tropical environment thanks to its demanding layout and expansive, stunning views. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about this unique golf course in Costa Rica.
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From soaring through the canopy on zip lines to tranquil horseback rides along the beach, Diamante Eco Adventure Park caters to thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike, promising an unforgettable journey into the heart of this tropical paradise.
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About Costa Rica

Guanacaste is known for its beautiful coastline, sandy beaches, and unique national parks, filled with gorgeous scenery! Some of the best things to do in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, include wildlife spotting, ziplining through the rainforest, surfing and snorkeling at the beach, hiking to volcanoes and waterfalls, relaxing at hot springs, and more.

While you’re visiting Costa Rica, you can’t miss the chance to trek or zipline through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and visit the charming town of La Fortuna to see the Arenal Volcano. You should also explore the lush rainforests and white sand beaches in the Manuel Antonio National Park, spot sea turtles in Tortuguero, and soak up the sun on the famous beaches in the Guanacaste Province, like Playa Hermosa and Playa Flamingo.

Costa Rica is known for its diverse national parks, where visitors can go on thrilling adventures, like hiking, rafting, ziplining, and more, as well as its biodiverse wildlife, including sloths, sea turtles, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Costa Rica is also known for its impressive volcanoes, pristine beaches, colorful culture, relaxing spas, authentic cuisine, great coffee, towering waterfalls, and more!

Costa Rica is unique because it appeals to both luxury travelers and rugged explorers. Visitors can lounge on the beautiful beaches in the Guanacaste Province and the Nicoya Peninsula or relax at the thermal Tabacón Hot Springs for a restful vacation. Travelers looking for an adventure can hike the trails near the Arenal Volcano, go wildlife spotting in the Corcovado National Park, zipline through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, as well as surf, snorkel, or scuba dive at Costa Rica’s amazing beaches.

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