How Much it Cost to Travel to Guanacaste: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Dec 2021

A region covering most of the Northern pacific territory of Costa Rica, Gunanacaste is a popular destination for visitors due to its abundance of choice hotels and resorts, great climate and family friendly attractions and activities. Though some of the resorts and hotels here are more on the expensive side compared to the majority of Central America, they are still considerably cheaper than their equivalents in the United States and Europe.

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Travel Costs to Guanacaste

Population 354,154
Timezone UTC-6
Currency Costa Rica colon
Airports Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
1 USD = 527.0600 CRC
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What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Guanacaste?

Guanacaste Hotel Seasons

Guanacaste Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar-
starstarstarstarstar40.00 - 60.00
starstarstarstarstar45.00 - 91.00
starstarstarstarstar132.00 - 199.00
starstarstarstarstar199.00 - 199.00

Guanacaste Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed-

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Guanacaste?

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Catamaran CruiseDuring this fun tour you'll explore the Gulf of Papagayo where you'll spend time on a beach, snorkeling and enjoying some assorted beverages and a lunch. Paddle boards will also be provided.
adults
children
81.54
54.26
Rincon de la Vieja national ParkA great day trip for those who are interested in viewing a volcano up close and personal. Visitors will also find tails and waterfalls to enjoy.
adults
16.54
Llanos del Cortez WaterfallA great place to just relax, this waterfall offers an area safe for swimming. The water can be a bit on the cold side though.
all ages
6.83

What’s the average price of food and drink in Guanacaste?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMost of the hotels include breakfast with their nightly rate. If yours doesn't, you'll find lots of great dining options around the region.2.66 - 5.31
Budget lunchIf you're craving American food, you'll find staples all over the place. You'll also find some authentic local food as well, giving you plenty of options to choose from.4.93 - 7.59
Budget dinnerIf you love pizza, you're in luck as that seems to be the most popular food item for both locals and visitors to the area. Lots of resturants offer various pizza selections, meaning that you'll have the option to try something new.7.40 - 13.28
Beer (.33l bottle)In Costa Rica, dinner time means lots of drink options, including both local and imported beers.2.09 - 3.42

What are the costs of transportation in Guanacaste?

Type Price(USD)
Shuttle bus from San Jose to Liberia53.22
Public bus from San Jose to Liberia5.43
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When to visit Guanacaste

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January9269.1
February9470.1
March96710.2
April97730.9
May93747.6
June90749.7
July90736.0
August90738.2
September887213.6
October887212.2
November89713.9
December91700.5

Guanacaste Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:45am5:52pm
21 Jun5:21am6:06pm
21 Sep5:30am5:38pm
21 Dec5:54am5:25pm

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