Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula
Guanacaste is one of the seven provinces of Costa Rica
It has an area of approximately 10000 km ² and around 280,000 inhabitants, and over 1,000 km of coastline.
Life in Guanacaste is different than in the rest of Costa Rica, everything is quiet. This has to do, of course, with the ambient temperature.
The first immigrants that came to Costa Rica about a thousand years before Christ, the Nicoya Peninsula. During the colonial period, Guanacaste was part of Nicaragua. But the residents made a decree in 25.07.1824, and reclaimed it as part of Costa Rica. This date is still celebrated as Independence Day. The city of Nicoya, capital of the peninsula, is the oldest city of Costa Rica, and is now the center of the nearby beaches.
In Guanacaste, there are 10 national parks, the most famous beaches in the country, a rich nature, and many animals, but it is also a very functional agricultural sector.
Mainly, rice is grown here; cattle inhabit the plains.
The capital of Guanacaste Liberia, with just 40,000 inhabitants. Here is the second international airport of Costa Rica, which is now also served by American and European charter airlines. However, most flights go to North America and Canada. The Nicoya Peninsula offers beautiful, white and dark sand beaches, and also a dry climate. Beaches like Playa Flamingo, Playa Samara, Nosara, Tamarindo, Playa Conchal and Playa el Coco, have made Guanacaste the beach paradise in Costa Rica. Lonely beaches, such as Playa Junquillal and the near Playa Negra, provide fantastic conditions for a relaxing beach holiday. The southeastern beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula, which belong to the province of Puntarenas, offer beautiful beaches to the vacationers. Here most be mentioned Playa Monetzuma, and Playa Tambor.