Guanacaste, Costa Rica Travel Guide 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.

Why Visit Guanacaste

Guanacaste Facts

Population 354,154
Timezone UTC-6
Currency Costa Rica colon
Airports Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

Where to eat and drink in Guanacaste

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.$2.65 - $5.30
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.$4.92 - $7.57
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.$7.38 - $13.25
Beer (.33l bottle)In Costa Rica, dinner time means lots of drink options, including both local and imported beers.$2.08 - $3.41
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When to visit Guanacaste

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Guanacaste Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

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

Guanacaste Hotel Seasons

Guanacaste Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar40.00 - 60.00
starstarstarstarstar45.00 - 91.00
starstarstarstarstar132.00 - 199.00
starstarstarstarstar199.00 - 199.00
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Guanacaste Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed-

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