Guanacaste Province

The province of Guanacaste (see map) shares a border with the Alajuela and Puntarenas provinces, and with Nicaragua to the north. Within the Guanacaste province you will find Lake Arenal, however, its easternmost section, the part nearest to La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano, is part of the Alajuela province.

The capital of Guanacaste is Liberia, and the province is divided into 11 regions (cantons). Click on the text links below for accommodations in each region. For those regions with multiple destinations, click on the icons () to view them.

The first seven regions listed are those that reside primarily along the Pacific coast, starting with La Cruz and ending with Nandayure. We have listed them in order from north to south.

Coastal Regions: La Cruz () - Liberia () - Carrillo () - Santa Cruz () - Nicoya () - Hojancha () - Nandayure ().

The remaining four sections, which are futher inland, are listed in alphabetical order

Interior Regions: Abangares - Bagaces - Cañas - Tilarán ().

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La Cruz

Bahia Salinas
Playas Papaturro

Google Map - Playas Papaturro

Playa El Jobo (Jobo Bay)

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Playa Rajada

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Google Map - Sonzapote



Google Map - Liberia

Rincón de la Vieja


Golfo Papagayo
Playa Panamá

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Playa Hermosa

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Playas del Coco

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Playa Ocotal

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Playa Matapalo

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Santa Cruz

Playa Danta

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Playa Pan de Azucar (Sugar Beach)

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Playa Prieta

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Playa Potrero

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Playa Flamingo

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Playa Brasilito

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Playa Conchal

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Playa Real

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Playa Grande

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Playa Tamarindo

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Playa Langosta

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Playa Mancita

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Playa Avellanas

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Google Map - Pinilla

Playa Negra

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Playa Junquillal

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La Joya de Lagarto

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Playa Azul

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Playa San Juanillo

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Playa Ostional

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Playa Nosara

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Playa Pelada

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Playa Guiones

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Playa Garza

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Playa Buenavista

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Playa Sámara

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Playa Carrillo

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Playa Punta Islita

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Playa Bejuco

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Playa Javilla

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Playa San Miguel

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Playa Coyote

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Playa Caletas

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Fortuna de Bagaces

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Google Map - Cañas


Google Map - Nuevo Arenal/Lake Arenal

Nuevo Arenal/Lake Arenal

This area resides just north of Lake Arenal.

Road to Tilarán from Nuevo Arenal

The hotels are listed in the same order you will find them while traveling along the road that connects Tilarán and Nuevo Arenal.

Road to La Fortuna from Nuevo Arenal

The hotels are listed in the same order you will find them while traveling from Nuevo Arenal towards the easternmost part of Lake Arenal (Arenal Volcano), along the northern side of the lake.


Google Map - Tronadora


Google Map - Tilarán

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