One of the strongest motivations to move to Central America is the climate, and Costa Rica has an amazing variety of micro-climates within its borders. Of the country’s seven provinces, Guanacaste is one of the warmest and sunniest, with year-round tropical temperatures ranging from 21 to 35 degrees Celsius. The dry summer season runs from December to April, and its average nine hours of sunshine, little to no rain, and temperatures averaging around 27 degrees Celsius make it the busiest tourist season. From May to November, during the rainy winter season, the temperature highs are slightly lower, and a typical day includes rain showers mixed with sunshine.
The natural beauty of Guanacaste includes ancient volcanoes in the thick jungle in the east, with rivers flowing down through flatlands to wetlands, and then spilling into the Gulf of Nicoya. Explore the Palo Verde National Park to be surrounded by monkeys, crocodiles, and a multitude of bird species, or the Leatherback Marine Turtle National Park, an important nesting site which is protected to support dwindling turtle populations. Experience world-renowned canopy tours by suspended walkways, zip lines or aerial trams to explore the treetop ecology and forest environments. Visit the cloud forests hovering in mist 1,000 meters above sea level, and the dry forest ecosystems with their varied wildlife. And of course, the beaches – with their different types of sand and crystalline waters, give you the opportunity to explore a completely different landscape within a few kilometers, as you go from beach to beach.
Guanacaste – natural beauty with something for everyone.