La Cruz Guanacaste

                            La Cruz is the tenth canton of the Guanacaste province, and was established in 1969. La Cruz borders Nicaragua to the north, with the center town of La Cruz being 20km from where the main border crossing to Nicaragua is (Peñas Blancas). La C See more details

Bagaces Guanacaste

Bagaces is the fourth canton in the province of Guanacaste Costa Rica. It covers an area of 1,273.49 km².This small town is about 22km northwest of Cañas on the Interamericana, and is actually the headquarters of the Area de Conservación Tempisque which in conjunction with Minae, administers Pa See more details

Hojancha Guanacaste

Hojancha is the 11th canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 261.42 km², and has a population of 6,960. Its capital city is also called Hojancha. The name 'Hojancha' comes from the exceptionally large leaf of a tree that is common in the area. For its cleanl See more details

Nandayure Guanacaste

Nandayure is the ninth canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 565.59 km², and has a population of 10,567. Its capital city is Carmona.The canton encompasses a piece of the coastline of the Gulf of Nicoya near the mouth of the Río Tempisque, including Isl See more details

Nicoya Guanacaste

The word Nicoya, is derived from a Nahuatl word meaning "country with water on both sides." It is the oldest city in Costa Rica, and is still considered the colonial city of the Guanacaste Province. Nicoya has experienced remarkable development in recent years.Nicoya has all the facilities and servi See more details

Cañas Guanacaste

Cañas, which means cane town, is the sixth canton in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The canton covers up an area of 682.20 km², and has a population of 25,897. Its capital city is also called Cañas.The elongated canton touches the Río Tempisque on the southwest. It has the Río Bebede See more details

Abangares Guanacaste

Abangares is the seventh canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 675.76 km², and has a population of 17,289. Its capital city is Las Juntas.The canton begins on the coastline of the Gulf of Nicoya, Abangares River's mouth northem side. It widens between the See more details

Tilaran Guanacaste

Tilarán is the eighth canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. The canton covers up an area of 638.39 km², and has a population of 19,045. Its capital city is also called Tilarán.Lake Arenal is a central point of the canton, drawing tourists with its beauty and prime wind-surfing condi See more details

Santa Cruz Guanacaste

Located about 50 meters above sea level, Santa Cruz was declared the National Folk City. Despite its modern development, its people have preserved their traditions and customs. Its rich heritage includes song, dance, traditional costumes, culinary heritage, and religious holidays. Perhaps its aspect See more details

Liberia Guanacaste

Few cities or towns in Costa Rica are as attached to a long standing history as Liberia, the capital of Guanacaste. The city, with its accompanying provincial area, has had an intriguing history, having been a part of both Nicaraguan territory and Costa Rican territory at various stages of its being See more details

Carrillo Guanacaste

Carrillo is the fifth canton in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This canton covers up an area of 577.54 km², and has a population of 29,298. Its capital city is Filadelfia.The area of Carrillo is shaped like a boot, with the Pacific Ocean at the top. The Río Tempisque decorates the See more details

National Parks

If you are one of the many tourists who desire a natural (and not to mention beautiful) setting in which to walk, explore and simply absorb the surroundings, one of the seven National Parks in Guanacaste would be the perfect location for you to explore. These parks offer even more than just beautiful landscapes and pretty sights, they offer a view into the wonderful biodiversity of the ecosystems which has been a contributing aspect in the shaping of Costa Rica's distinct culture.

 

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Development, service and nature

The Gulf of “Papagayo” is one of the most important focal points of the touristic development and interest in the area. This is partly due to its closeness to Guanacaste’s capital city, Liberia, and partly because it hosts one of the best developed projects in the zone. The mega investments taken place in this area has completely changed the landscape of its well known beaches.

 

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