This Gold Coast mini-metropolis is all about great surf, sand, food and nightlife. And while that makes Tamarindo a hotspot for surfers, partiers and bohemians, it doesn’t make bonafide adults shy away, either.
Costa Rica’s own “Wild West,” the province of Guanacaste is home to cowboys and savannah, dusty roads and the iconic leafy umbrellas of the eponymous Guanacaste tree. Here, in the land of almost eternal sun – Guanacaste is Costa Rica’s driest region, perfect for off-season travel – an embarrassment of white sands, perfect surf, and aquamarine coastline transitions inland to dry forests and volcanoes, mountain ranges and indigenous villages. If you have only one home base in Costa Rica, Guanacaste is The Place for sun and sand, for culture and nature.