The Guanacaste beaches are the main reason that most people visit this part of the country. Heck, with their long coastlines, clear waters and proximity to tropical dry forests, it’s easy to see why. While here, you can choose to have as much or as little activity as you want. Many people are occupied during the daytime, spending the afternoon hours on a surfboard or jet ski, or else peering into underwater ecosystems on a scuba or snorkeling trip. Don’t feel like exerting yourself too much? Then spend a languid day sunbathing or take a trip to the hotel’s spa for a massage or facial. Yoga classes – many of which are set in open-air, seaside studios – are another great option. The (mainly) small towns that border these beaches host a nice assortment of shops, restaurants and bars.
The hotels within this region are renowned for having comfortable, sunny accommodations and being within walking distance (or spitting distance, in some cases) of the coast. As with other popular places in Costa Rica, the options are vast. There is everything from resorts that sport their own golf course to simpler and smaller bungalows. Necessarily, amenity options range widely, but most come with a private hot water bathroom, air conditioning (or ceiling fans), and wireless internet. Upscale accommodations tend to have living rooms, balconies, satellite TV, and even kitchens. Pools are generally common, as are onsite restaurants and bars, which serve up a nice selection of food and drink.