Costa Rica's North Pacific Coast including Guanacaste Province, the Gulf of Papagayo and the Nicoya peninsula is one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica.
National parks, superb beaches, a great climate and some of the best luxury and boutique hotels in Costa Rica make the Pacific North the ideal destination for a nature and beach holiday in Costa Rica.
This region is also rich in Costa Rican folklore including the sabanero culture, traditional Costa Rican cowboys, and cattle-ranches.
Popular beach destinations range from lively Tamarindo to modern and luxurious resorts along the Gulf of Papagayo.
Santa Catalina Island and Playas del Coco and Playa Ocotal beaches offer some of the best diving in Costa Rica, whilst National Parks protect the tropical dry forest, making this an ideal destination for birders and nature lovers.