The Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

turtle-on-beach-guanacaste Where can I fly into the airport and be at a dazzling tropical paradise beach in less than 1 hour?         The Guanacaste beaches of Costa Rica. The Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia receives flights from all over the world, and is perfectly positioned for visiting the northern Pacific beaches of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. The Northern Pacific Coast is the driest area of Costa Rica. Hot, dry plains stretch inland and dry tropical forest and open beaches line the coast. Because of the ins and outs of the coastline with coves, bays, rocky points, etc., there are more than 50 named beaches along the Guanacaste Coast, which extends from the Nicaragua border to just above the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Imagine everlasting summer with fabulous beaches and warm, clear water. The surfing in Costa Rica is sensational and consistent, and has world-class breaks like Tamarindo, Avellana Beach, Witch’s Rock at Playa Naranjo, and at Playa Negra where the famous surf movie “Endless Summer II” was filmed. Guanacaste is a great place for a short vacation, and it is also a wonderful place in which to live. It offers such a great balance between quality homes and facilities, and the raw unspoiled nature on both the land and in the Pacific Ocean. The beach communities in the Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica are within an hour's drive of seven different national parks, and the nearest to your new home would probably be a lot closer than that. Exotics birds, butterflies, colorful frogs, giant trees, tiny delicate ferns, huge flowers and fragrant orchids, monkeys, sloths, etc, are not only found within the nature reserves, but they will be right on your doorstep also. There are famous nesting sites for the giant leatherback sea turtle (Playa Baulas and Playa Grande) and also Olive Ridley sea turtles (Ostional Beach), and you will often see whales from the shoreline. The area has attracted many North American ex-pats. Some come for their retirement years, young families come seeking a better life, and young single people wanting the mix of being in touch with nature, outdoor sports, and interesting nightlife. Some come to spend their days in warmth surrounding by the sights, sounds, and aromas of this vibrant nature. Others come for surfing, fishing, diving & scuba, golf, zip-lining, horse-riding, rafting and kayaking ... and just about every other outdoor sport you can think of that doesn't involve snow or ice! Guanacaste is known for its horses, ranches and cowboys, and a horseback ride down a long beach or along forest trails is an amazing experience. Definitely plan a visit to the Santa Rosa National Park with pretty trails through dry tropical forest, historical sites, good camping and beautiful beaches. Along this “Gold Coast,” you can find everything from wild, completely deserted beaches to booming, buzzing beach towns full of life, hotels, restaurants, night clubs and activity. You can stay in huge resorts such as the Four Seasons, JW Marriott and various Hiltons, or luxurious vacation rental homes, or small B&B’s. There are many luxury residences and communities, as well as some more affordable. Although these properties are high-end and constructed with quality materials, they are a lot cheaper than coastal properties in the USA of an equivalent standard. Guanacaste is good for people of all ages and status. There are numerous good quality international schools in the beach communities for those wanting to move here with their family. Many of us now have a work-life that is predominantly online. Haven't you thought about leaving the towers of concrete and living right between the jungle and the beach? If so, I suggest you take a short break here in Costa Rica and you can assess the potential while unwinding for a week. Call me about that. For more specific information on any location or community in the region contact me, Lindsey, and I will be glad to givee you a more complete picture.

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