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Make a holiday rental home or villa Guanacaste, Costa Rica your home away from home

Located on the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Guanacaste is known as the prime destination for long, lazy days on the sun, stretched out on glorious sandy beaches, with rich nature at your finger tips. Although a world class beach resort, holidays in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are usually very active, taking advantage of the sensational water conditions and unspoilt countryside that makes up the region.

Things to do on holiday in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The beaches of Guanacaste are absolutely sublime. The coast of Guanacaste is also known as the Tamarindo Coast, famous throughout Central America for the quality of its sandy beaches. The abundance of marine life in and around the beaches of Playa del Coco and Playa Ocotal mean that scuba diving and snorkelling trips are in great demand, and the world leading surfing conditions mean that surfers and windsurfers flock to Guanacaste accommodation from every corner of the globe. Those looking for their own little taste of paradise, far from any other tourist, where you can throw yourself headlong into the culture and lifestyles of Costa Rica, there are almost too many places to choose from, as the whole coast is inundated with tiny fishing villages, set among the bays, coves and inlets of the Pacific coast of Guanacaste.

The Marino las Baulas National Park sees hundreds of leatherback turtles coming ashore each year to nest. The park encompasses huge areas of mangrove swamps and beaches where the turtles lay their eggs, and is a wonderful place to visit regardless of the exact location of your Guanacaste holiday rental villa. There are also some 170 species of bird living in the park, as well as monkeys, crocodiles and pacas.

The line of volcanoes that line the eastern border of Guanacaste are a walker’s paradise. There are a whole host of marked hiking trails in the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano area, with absolutely breathtaking views and trails leading through the most interesting landscapes. The dense forests are home to some amazing creatures, including the tapirs, jaguars and many stunning bird species.

Places to visit on holiday in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Nosara is an incredible beach community on the coast. Holidays to Guanacaste, Costa Rica are epitomised by Nosara, with five spectacular beaches to choose from and backcountry that will inspire even the most seasoned travellers. Surfing, horse riding, canoeing, fishing and turtle watching holidays absolutely thrive from Nosara villas.

Esterones is located on a sensational sand beach between Nosara and Samara, yet boasts an atmosphere of absolute tranquillity. Birds and animals are quite at home in Esterones, and you will regularly see monkey, iguanas and parrots from the balcony of your private Guanacaste villa here.

Weather in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The climate you are likely to experience on holiday in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is hot and dry. The whole province is bathed in heat from November through until April, with daily temperatures soaring into the mid 30’s on a daily basis. May until October sees more moderate temperatures with brief daily showers.

Travel to Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The wonderfully named Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in Liberia is a great asset for holidays in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and has opened the whole region up to international tourism. First Choice Airways provide direct flights to Guanacaste fromLondonGatwick (LGW).

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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                        Villa #3956076
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                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                              Condo #854500vb
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                                                                                                House #209008vb
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                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      Townhome #253351vb
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