Golfo de Papagayo is a developing area for tourism on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, close to the Nicaraguan border. However, the Government is dedicated to sustainable progress and is keen to ensure the natural environment is preserved. Along with beautiful beaches, the area is untamed and beautiful with rainforest running down to the sea.
Most people come to Papagayo holiday rentals to relax and rest while enjoying the beaches and ocean views. The beaches offer beautiful sandy coves and warm waters. Surfing and snorkeling are popular activities. Palm trees provide shady spots and there are less pests and mosquitos than in some other areas. Papagayo is popular with couples for honeymoons and offers plenty of activities for those in search of eco-adventures. The area is popular with bird watchers and nature lovers. Go horse riding with a guide to waterfalls or go trekking inland along the chain of volcanoes. Explore dense rainforests which are home to exotic and rare species of birds and wildlife. In July the main fiesta celebrates Costa Rica’s independence from Nicaragua with horse parades, bullfights, music and dancing.
Playa Hermosa is just a short drive from Papagayo and is a more developed touristy area in a rich tropical setting. Two of Costa’s Rica’s best national parks are close to Papagayo holiday rentals. Santa Rosa (the first national park in Costa Rica) and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano area are well worth taking a trip to see.
Papagayo, Guanacaste holiday rentals in Costa Rica have warm winters and hot summers. Average temperatures in the winter are around 24°C (75°F) rising to 27°C (81°F) during the summer. Although temperatures vary very little, the area is defined by a green (rainy) season and a golf (dry) season. Most rain falls between May and October with heavy afternoon showers daily. The best time to visit is from November to April when it is dry and sunny. It is very popular with Canadian and US snowbirds at that time.
The nearest international airport to Papagayo holiday rentals is the Daniel Oduber Quiros (LIR) airport in Liberia. It is a 20-mile drive from the coast along Route 253 and the journey takes around 30 minutes. Local taxis and buses are also available making the journey very easy. The main airport in Costa Rica is the Juan Santamaria International (SJO) Airport which has more frequent flights from the USA, Europe and the Caribbean. From there it is 145 miles to drive to Papagayo along Route 1 and takes around 3 ½ hours. A domestic flight from SJO to Liberia Airport would be a good alternative.