Guanacaste and Northwest

Guanacaste and Northwest Attractions

Arenal Hanging Bridges

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 Rica’s wondrous wilderness. Unbeknownst ...  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 spectacular Volcan Arenal. Only a ...  Read more

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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

Monteverde Butterfly Gardens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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

Vida Aventura Nature Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 and nature. Allot a whole day here to zip ...  Read more

Eco Termales Hot Springs

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 time, it is one of the smallest but ...  Read more

Las Pumas Rescue Center

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 Rica. The rescue center primarily caters ...  Read more

Tabacon Hot Springs

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 hot springs pour like a river from the ...  Read more

Baldi Hot Springs

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 volcano. It’s the biggest hot springs facility ...  Read more

Rincon de la Vieja National Park

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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), the park is also home to an ...  Read more

La Fortuna Waterfall

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 all Costa Rica. Cascada La Fortuna pours ...  Read more

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Tours & Tickets

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 live for part of the year. The area’s ...  Read more

Palo Verde National Park

Tours & Tickets

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 banks of the Rio Tempisque, the site  ...  Read more

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