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Southern Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Beaches, culture and mangroves

This region includes the southwest coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Its north limit is the Punta Cerritos and its south with river Bongo outfall, with a length of approximately 110 kilometers in front of the coast. The main tourist center is Nicoya city, located at 30 kilometers of the coast and works as a distribution center and stop break for the tourist that travels to the south Guanacaste beaches and the travelers to other passages. The main resources of Southern Guanacaste are the beaches. It is also well known for its natural resources such as the spectacular arriving of the turtles Lora in the Wild Life National Refuge Ostional and the estuary and mangrove swamp of the south side, specially those who divide the beaches of Islita, Bejuco, San Miguel, Coyote and Guiones. The mangrove swamp are excellent conserved and are ideal sites for the bird sight and other type of fauna as well as the practice of light sports as the “kayaking”. The bridge over the Tempisque River gives a quick access to all the central and south region of the Peninsula. Airports in Tamarindo, Carrillo and Islita make possible the quick and safe entrance to the main tourist destinations of south Guanacaste.



Not only is Costa Rica a country filled with beautiful beaches on both coasts, it also offers the interested visitor a large variety of other attractions as well as cultural and adventure activities. Please find below a selection of points of interests for this particular region.

Southern Guanacaste, Costa Rica Tourist Attractions Long and wide with strong surf, this beach joins Playa Nosara in the south, from which it is separated by Punta División. Ostional enjoys worldwide prestige, be... >>
Southern Guanacaste, Costa Rica Tourist Attractions


Costa Rica's natural attractions, wildlife and reputation for enlightened conservation draw tourists from all over the world. 20 natural parks, 8 biological reserves, and a series of protected areas that captivate ecotourism lovers can be found throughout the country. Please click on the link below to see what this region in particular has to offer you.

Southern Guanacaste, Costa Rica Ecotourism Protected Areas Located 22 kilometers northeast of Nicoya, this park's 2,295 hectares protect an important geological feature: a system of calcareous caverns with stalactite an... >>
Southern Guanacaste, Costa Rica Ecotourism Protected Areas


We have carefully chosen the most exquisite accommodations that have met our highest standards for comfort and style to assure your stay in the Guanacaste Region is an unforgettable one.

The Harmony Hotel From $240/night Nosara, Costa Rica The Harmony Hotel is located at Playa Guiones, one of the best surf spots in Nosara and Guanacaste and one of them most beautiful beaches at the same time. The ... >>
The Harmony Hotel From $240/night Nosara, Costa Rica

Hotel Punta Islita From $310/night Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica Hotel Punta Islita is a secluded paradise of spectacular ocean views, charming luxury, and exciting activities underscored by a genuine commitment to responsibl... >>
Hotel Punta Islita From $310/night Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

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