Guanacaste and Northwest

Guanacaste and Northwest Attractions

Arenal Hanging Bridges

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

While zip-line tours that take you swishing through the treetops at squeal-inducing speeds certainly have their charm, there are other ways to appreciate Costa ...  Read more

Arenal Observatory Lodge

Far from the epicenter of tourist claptrap that is La Fortuna, the tiny village of El Castillo offers another, rather less accessible, vantage point for seeing ...  Read more

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Reserva Biologica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde) contains four different ecological zones, with the majority still untouched ...  Read more

Venado Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

These ancient caves were carved by tectonic movement and water currents passing over limestone for millions of years. Today they’re a deep network of tunnels ...  Read more

Vida Aventura Nature Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Situated in the heart of the Guanacaste area adjacent to the Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Vida Aventura Nature Park offers the perfect mix of adventure ...  Read more

Monteverde Butterfly Gardens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Tucked away in the mountains and known locally as Mariposario, Monteverde Butterfly Gardens is one of the town's most visited attractions, having been ...  Read more

Tabacon Hot Springs

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

In this well-watered rain forest pierced by the perfect gray cone of Volcan Arenal, it is not only lava that wells up from the depths of the Earth. Steaming ...  Read more

Las Pumas Rescue Center

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Las Pumas Rescue Center is located in the Guanacaste area near Cañas and serves to rescue, rehabilitate and ensure good conditions for wildlife in Costa ...  Read more

Eco Termales Hot Springs

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

If you are looking to experience one of the more private hot springs in Costa Rica, Eco Termales is your best bet. With a limit on the number of visitors at a ...  Read more

La Fortuna Waterfall

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Plunging down the side of Cerro Chato, Volcan Arenal’s dormant and thickly forested twin, is one of the most impressive, and easily accessible, waterfalls in ...  Read more

Baldi Hot Springs

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, San Carlos, Baldi Hot Springs features thermo-mineral hot water pools with great views of the ...  Read more

Rincon de la Vieja National Park

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Rincon de La Vieja National Park is one of the country’s most diverse ecological areas. Surrounding two volcanoes, Rincon (active) and Santa Maria (dormant), ...  Read more

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Situated on Caño Negro Lake (Lago Caño Negro), this wildlife refuge is one of the most important wetlands in the world, where many migratory birds ...  Read more

Miravalles Volcano

Towering 6,653 feet above the northwestern plains, Miravelles volcano is the highest peak in the region of Guanacaste. The air up here is refreshingly cool ...  Read more

Palo Verde National Park

If you are visiting the Guanacaste area, spend a day viewing Costa Rican wildlife at Palo Verde National Park (Parque Nacional Palo Verde). Located on the ...  Read more

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