Its name comes from the Indian word quahnacaztlan, meaning “place near trees with ears.” It is the largest and least populated province, with the driest climate year-round. It is also known for its cattle production and spectacular Pacific Ocean beaches. It has mildly active volcanoes, lakes, and it also conserves one of the few tropical dry forests remaining in Central America. Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) provides convenient air service.

Sunny and breezy for most of the year, it is a land of volcanic peaks, wooded valleys, beautiful waterfalls and hot springs, and national parks and wildlife refuges rich in flora and fauna, where you can enjoy beaches, bird watching, horseback riding and admire the Guanacaste and Tilarán mountain ranges.

Whether you visit during the dry or the rainy season, both provide great advantages.

    • La Casona History Museum, Santa Rosa
    • Santa Rosa National Park
    • Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park
    • Guanacaste National Park
    • Tenorio Volcano National Park
    • Río Celeste 
    • Miravalles Volcano Protected Area
    • Isla Bolaños National Wildlife Refuge

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