Liberia Located 247 Km from San José on the Interamerican highway, it is the capital of the province of Guanacaste and is known as the White City. It was founded in 1769, seven years before the United States was made a nation, it is said that it was built upon white land originating from volcanic […]

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

RINCON OF THE VIEJA NATIONAL PARK Rincón de la Vieja National Park was created in 1973 to protect the flora and fauna and the hydrographic basins that surround the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. It has an extension of 14.083 hectares of semi deciduous humid forest, there are rocky areas void of tree coverage ,altitudes […]

Santa Rosa National Park

Santa Rosa National Park Santa Rosa, is the oldest national park in Costa Rica, it was founded in 1970 to safe guard the vast extensions of tropical dry forest and the scene of the two most important battles of the country. The Murciélago section was added in 1979 thanks to the country acquiring land from […]

Peñas Blancas

Peñas Blancas It is not a town but a position in the frontier with Nicaragua, has a simple lodging, sodas, grocery, rent of cars and the Bank of Costa Rica Tel (506) 677-0011, fax (506) 677-0097, Located in the building of central of customses, with currency change and automatic cashier. Soda La Macha Ph/cel (506) […]

Playa Guajiniquil

Playa Guajiniquil Grey sands, with a length of 1.7 Km and 40 meters wide. Playa Guajiniquil is an area for fisherman. It is totally surrounded by mangroves from the Rio Guajiniquil, presenting coastal vegetation mixed in with private property. Within its fauna there are two groups of animals that are more common, birds and fish. […]

Playa Nubes

Playa Nubes With whitish sands, with an extension of 600 meters, a protected bay with rocks on both extremes of the beach, which means that the waves are gentle, great for bathing. It is a virgin beach with rich flora and fauna, on land and in the sea. Its natural beauty is complemented by the […]

Playa Jobo

Playa Jobo It has an extension of 800 meters of sloping virgin beach made up of a typical mix of tropical dry forest and a great richness of marine fauna. There are two large rocks on either end of the beach, to the extreme north and extreme south. These rocks help give the beach the […]

La Cruz

La Cruz – Our Last Paradise  At 276 Km from San José, 57 Km from Liberia and 19 Km from the Nicaraguan border of   Peñas Blancas. It is a view point that allows you to contemplate the splendid sunset framed by the Bolaños Islands, Punta Descartes, and the southern sector of Nicaragua, Papaturro Beach and […]

Interamerican road to Northern Costa Rica

Interamerican road to Northern Costa Rica Those that travel from San José to Nicaragua, take the bus via the Interamerican. The highway runs from the west of San José, until it reaches Barranca, Puntarenas, on the Pacific Coast, it then redirects north towards the Nicaraguan border. The route from the mountains to the plains is […]

Las Juntas de Abangares

Las Juntas de Abangares It is a village located on the bank of the Río Abangares; it was an important gold mine in the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century.  5Km away is the Eco-museum of the Abangares mine, entry is 1.50 US$;  open from Tuesday to Friday from 7:00 a.m to […]

La Amistad Bridge

La Amistad Bridge  (Bridge of Friendship with Taiwan) Some 23 Km to the south of Cañas, take the exit off the Interamerican, to the west where the Shell Gas Station is situated. Drive along the paved road until you arrive at the Puente de la Amistad some 25 Kms away. The cars that take this […]


Cañas It is located 165 kilometers form San José via the Interamerican; it only has one district and an area of 682.2 km2, known for its cattle farms and folkloric dances. There is a MINAE/ACT Office Ph /fax (506) 2669-0533/ 2669-2200, offering information about the national parks and nearby reserves. Located on the east side […]

Tenorio Volcano

Tenorio Volcano Ph /fax (506) 200-0135. 6 Km to the northeast of Cañas, there is a paved motorway that is 58 Km long, which leaves the Interamerican in a northerly direction towards Upala. It passes between the Miravalles Volcanoes at an altitude of 2.028 meters to the west and the Tenorio Volcano at 1.916 meters […]

Palo Verde National Park

Palo Verde National Park It has an extension of 18.417 hectares in the northwest bank of the Rio Tempisque, at the extreme end of the Golf of Nicoya, some 30 Km to the west of Cañas and 30 Km to the south of Bagaces. It is an important sanctuary for water birds and those from […]


Bagaces It is an old village with adobe houses that are caracterized by their whitish volcanic in origin floors, located 22 Km to the northeast of Cañas via the nteramericana and 190 Km from San José. It was the fourth area when it was founded a county on the 7th of December 1848, Bagaces borders […]

Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve

Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve It is a dry tropical forest on an island, it is uneven sparsely covered by forests that function as shelter for monkeys, coyotes, and also a range of migratory birds such as the Whistling and royal herons. The colored parrots come from the nearby northern Palo Verde, which visit the […]

Guayabo de Bagaces Village

Guayabo de Bagaces Village It is located 12km north of Bagaces. In the village there is a Banco de Costa Rica. There is also an internet service, accommodation, restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores, mechanics, the Musmani bakery, stores, souvenirs, public telephones, the police, videos and Social Security Offices, the “C.C.S.S”. On the main street there are […]

Miravalles Volcano

Miravalles Volcano The Miravalles Volcano is located 15 km to the north of Bagaces, the province of Guanacaste and belongs to the Cordillera of Guanacaste. With an elevation of 2028 meters above sea level. It is made up of at least six volcanic sources the mayority being aligned northeast and southeast. The Miravalles crater is […]

Bahía Junquillal

Bahía Junquillal National Refuge for Forest Wildlife It has 505 hectares and forms part of the Conservation Area of Guanacaste managed by the Santa Rosa offices. Its quiet bay and its protected beach offer a great place to swim, sale and snorkel; there is a tropical dry forest and mangroves. There are short footpaths that […]

Guanacaste National Park

Guanacaste National Park It was created on the 15th of July 1989. It is next to the Santa Rosa Park, separated by the Interamerican, and it is only 5km to the northeast of Rincón de la Vieja. It has an extension of 34.651 hectares and is much more than just a continuation of dry tropical […]