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Ranked #1 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Transportation; Other
Owner description: Guanacaste Viajes is a local Family run business, with over 10 years working in the tourism industry in Costa Rica, we offer... more » Owner description: Guanacaste Viajes is a local Family run business, with over 10 years working in the tourism industry in Costa Rica, we offer to our clients personalized trips with a professional service. Our dedication and responsibility made of Guanacaste Viajes a truly option in Costa Rica. We operate in our own fleet of comfortable air-conditioned mini-vans and mini-busses with a capacity of from 1 to up of 28 passengers. Our main office is based just 15 minutes from Liberia International Airport (LIR), and we provide Airport Shuttle and Private Transportation « less
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Go Adventures (Tamarindo)
Ranked #2 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ranked #3 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: SIBU Sanctuary, located a mere 3.5 Miles north of Playa Guiones, is a 50 acre garden jungle reserve located amongst thousands... more » Owner description: SIBU Sanctuary, located a mere 3.5 Miles north of Playa Guiones, is a 50 acre garden jungle reserve located amongst thousands of acres of jungle. We rescue, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned arboreal wildlife through our Step Down Release Program back into our protected Sanctuary grounds and surrounding jungle. Howler monkeys are our specialty. Our habitats are 70ft. X 75ft. X 3 stories tall and enclose trees for a more natural environment. The Open Canopy habitat is approximately 1/3 acre. Our newly completed volunteer casita can accommodate up to 4 volunteers to live "on site". We offer limited educational visits by reservation only. Please inquire at the Nosara Wildlife Sanctuary at SIBU web site for more information. Thank you so very much for taking your time to inquire. Steve & Vicki « less
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Ranked #4 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Waterfalls; Outdoors
Owner description: Admire the strong of the nature and explore five beutiful waterfalls in the middle of the forest sunrounded by vegetation and... more » Owner description: Admire the strong of the nature and explore five beutiful waterfalls in the middle of the forest sunrounded by vegetation and different animals. Enjoy one hour walking in the forest with a nice view to Nicoya Gulf, Cerro San José and Cerro Pelado.The names of the waterfalls are as follow: Serena River (102 fts, Hidden (66 fts and 2 caves, Rainbow (247 fts, Slide (312 fts, The Rock (49,21 fts). « less
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Rio Celeste (Tenorio Volcano National Park)
Ranked #5 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Playa Avellanes (Tamarindo)
Ranked #6 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: At Brenda Bombard's "Nosara Refuge for Wildlife" We rescue, rehabilitate and releases back into the jungle, injured and... more » Owner description: At Brenda Bombard's "Nosara Refuge for Wildlife" We rescue, rehabilitate and releases back into the jungle, injured and orphaned Howler Monkeys and other wildlife. Injured adult animals are treated at the Refuge Clinic and released as soon as they are healthy. The young orphaned or abandoned infant Howlers are raised at the Refuge Nursery until old enough to begin their journey back to the Jungle usually at about 2 years of age, We accept Private Visits on a RESERVATION ONLY basis. Please call or email the Refuge for more information or reservations. « less
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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall (Area de Conservacion Guanacaste)
Ranked #8 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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El Viejo Wetlands (Area de Conservacion Guanacaste)
Ranked #10 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Playa Conchal (Playa Conchal)
Ranked #11 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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The ARA Project (Punta Islita)
Ranked #12 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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$150* and up
Ranked #13 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: National Parks; Volcanos; Outdoors

A visit to this national park makes a great day trip for travellers based in Liberia. The Las Pailas entrance is about 27km from Liberia. The well-marked turnoff to the park is... more »

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$925* and up
Ranked #14 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
The water system in this park sustains the largest population of waterfowl and wading birds in Central America.
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Tamarindo Church (Tamarindo)
Ranked #15 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: Join us on Sundays 10 am. Services are in English.You can expect a Welcome Atmosphere, Casual Dress, Relevant Teaching &... more » Owner description: Join us on Sundays 10 am. Services are in English.You can expect a Welcome Atmosphere, Casual Dress, Relevant Teaching & Meaningful Music. Hope to see you there! « less
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Samara Beach (Playa Samara)
Ranked #16 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Owner description: I live in a National Park where everybody make an effort to protect the environment. Everyday I can see turtles, monkeys,... more » Owner description: I live in a National Park where everybody make an effort to protect the environment. Everyday I can see turtles, monkeys, whales and all kind of animals. I live naked most of time and that's how I paint too. At sunset time I go to the beach where I play, swim and surf. Being surrounded by nature I can feel a total isolation from the rest of the world and see nothing but a pristine tropical forest from my house. I also have the chance to travel all over the World with my parents. Nosara is a mixte of all kind of people, just in my Montessori school we have 20 different nationalities. I am fluent in three languages and we practice art and yoga on a regular basis. Some of the villagers (and my nanny Yerlin) have a strong resemblance to the indigenous, they were never slave and you can sense and enjoy that in the present. We never had war and we don't have an army so we are peaceful people. My imagination is build on all those images, sensations and concepts. My experience in Nosara is the key of my work and my sense of the World. « less
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Playa Hermosa (Playa Hermosa)
Ranked #18 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
We offer educational, due diligence tours of the Guanacaste area for people who are considering relocating to Costa Rica.
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Ranked #19 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
This park is best known for its well-preserved limestone caves.
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Tamarindo Beach (Tamarindo)
Ranked #20 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Beaches; Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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$89* and up
Ranked #22 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Playa Rajada (La Cruz)
Ranked #23 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
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Ranked #24 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #25 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors

The Werner Sauter Biological Reserve is the only protected area in Playa Samara. The reserve is located on the highest hill directly behind Samara beach.  It was created by Mr... more »

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Ranked #26 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #27 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Miravalles Volcano (Area de Conservacion Guanacaste)
Ranked #28 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Volcanos; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Other
Owner description: Canopy Vista Tamarindo : the newest, the closest & greatest!Our Costa Rica adventure park Canopy Vista Tamarindo is located... more » Owner description: Canopy Vista Tamarindo : the newest, the closest & greatest!Our Costa Rica adventure park Canopy Vista Tamarindo is located 10 minutes from Tamarindo Beach on the Guanacaste pacific coast, and offers breathtaking views of Pacific Ocean, as well as land views at 360°. Our zip line canopy tour offers 9 cables with a maximum of security. We offer water during the tour and also a fresh fruit snack at the end. On average it will take about 2 hours to complete the canopy zip line tour. Daily tour times : 8am/10am/1pm/3pm. New tour at 5pm : sunset tour!! Pick-up at your hotel is possible. Minimum age : 4. Horse Riding : Experience Costa Rica on Horseback!Our eco-adventure trail rides offer 1,500 acres of private ranchland in Guanacaste 100% Cowboy Country. Explore pastures and creeks at a leisurely pace or lively gallop. Climb hilltops to enjoy breathtaking ocean and valley views. Saddle up and experience howler monkeys treetop, iguanas on the roam, and birds in flight. Experience the nature and wildlife up-close on horseback. Our guides are knowledgeable and friendly and share the Pura Vida spirit. Our horses are well groomed, well trained, and friendly, perfect for first time riders, seasoned equestrians, adventurers, couples, and families with children of all ages. Tour times : 8:30am/3:30pm.Duration : 1 hour 1/2. Minimum age : 5-6.BBQ Rancho style party : Enjoy a Ranch Style Fiesta at sunset.BBQ Master Chef & Crew grill up a feast of organic farm raised chicken, local meats, fresh garden veggies, and more. Slow cooked over an open flame, our Guanacaste Mixed BBQ Wood Platter with Baby-Back Ribs, Chorizo Sausages, and Chicken are all marinated in delicious local spices and finger-licking sauces. BBQ served alongside locally grown ranchero rice and roasted potatoes. Beer & Wine included. It’s a fantastic way to end an amazing day! Time : 6:30pm. « less
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Ranked #30 of 63 attractions in Province of Guanacaste
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
This park supports the Pacific Ocean's largest nesting colony of leatherback turtles.
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