Playa Conchal for Friends
Collected by Dottie Combe
The beaches and inland regions of Costa Rica's Guanacaste province are known for their jaw-dropping natural beauty and wildlife, as well as their delicious eats, laid-back nightlife, outdoor adventures, and surprisingly good shopping. Here’s your guide to what you shouldn’t miss during your stay in paradise.
Guanacaste Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Visitors who are already SCUBA certified can register for a half-day or full-day diving excursion with Sirenas Diving, which leads guided trips to sweet diving spots in the Playas del Coco and Playa Hermosa area. Visibility in the dry season...
Playa Grande, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
The Gold Coast is a legendary surfing destination, and veteran surfers make pilgrimages from all over the world to catch these waves. Playa Grande is the granddaddy of all Costa Rican surfing beaches, and it doubles as a nesting ground for...
Rincon de la Vieja National Park is located about half an hour north of Liberia, Costa Rica, in the west coast province of Guancaste. To enter the park you will have to drive down a 14-mile bumpy dirt road and pay an entrance fee of $7 per person....
Guanacaste Province, Coco, Costa Rica
Ready to get that perfect photo of yourself on a boat holding the massive marlin you just caught? Playa del Coco is a sport-fishing mecca and anglers from all over the world (or, at least, every corner of the USA) congregate here to fish the...
Hotel Bahia del Sol, Provincia de Guanacaste, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
On Playa Potrero, literally on the beach, you'll find this gem of a hangout that serves casual food and refreshing cocktails. This is the place to go for a memorable sunset any night of the week. However weekends are their specialty with live...
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Get your motor runnin' on a popular All Terrain Vehicle adventure tour, an exhilarating way to see the countryside. Cruise rugged trails from the mountains through the dry tropical forest to the beach and back again, visiting small pueblos along...
50 meters from Hotel Diria, diagonal hotel Mar Rey, Centro comercial Galeria del Mar, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica
Le Beach Club in Tamarindo will never go out of style. Take your pick between the bar terrace and DJ—ideal for dancing all night—or the Sandbar, where you can relax on the beach. In either spot, you'll enjoy an authentic Costa Rican kind of party....
Provincia de Guanacaste, Los Pargos, Costa Rica
This Balinese-themed restaurant in Playa Negra is deservedly famous in the area. Chef Patrick Jamon creates delicacies using only the freshest local ingredients and seafood. It's unexpected to find cuisine this good in the middle of a tropical...
Aeropuerto Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Liberia, Costa Rica
If artisan crafts are your thing, then you shouldn't miss a trip to La Gran Nicoya, located near the Liberia International Airport. It is a veritable emporium of high-quality handmade ceramics, wood souvenirs, jewelry, hammocks, coffee, cigars,...
Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Guaitil Pottery Studio in Tamarindo is a truly unique experience. Here, owner Arbin Espinosa Guevara displays and sells his Guaitil pottery, and gives lessons to visitors interested in learning the craft themselves. One of the few remaining...
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