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 Puerto Soley. It is the last village before arriving at Peñas Blancas, the Nicaraguan border. From a hill close to Santa Cecilia you will get a fabulous view over the Nicaragua Lake. It is the largest lake of the country, with an extension of 2.284 Km2. It is also called Cocibolca Lake or Gran Lake. It is shaped in the form of an eclipse axis larger than 160 Km of northeasterly orientation – southeast and an axis less than 60 Km. It is located 31 meters above sea level and according to research it has a maximum depth of 23 meters. Although in some places it is suspected to be as deep 70 meters. Several rivers flow from this lake including the Rio Tititopa that flows into the Río de Managua. Its outlet is the Rio San Juan of 198 Km that flows into the Carribean. The main are: the peninsula and the Bahía de Ásese, the Poneloya estuary and the Santa Bárbara Peninsula. In the golf of Santa Elena you will find Junquillal beach, with an extension of 2Km. You can get to Puerto Soley via an 8km road from Guajiniquil, via a gravel road of 4 Km. It is relatively protected from the winds; its clear waters are perfect to bathe in. A network of footpaths allow you to observe marine birds and go into the mangroves. Green, Lora, Carey and Baula Turtles nest on this beach.
Banco Nacional Ph (506) 2679-9296, Ph/fax (506) 2679-9110, located opposite the village gas station, opening times from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m to 3:45 p.m.
Banco Popular Ph (506) 2679-9352, located on the south east corner of the park 100 meters west, opening times Monday to Friday from 08:45 a.m to 3:00 p.m and Saturday from 8:45 a.m to 12:00 m.d.