The province of Guanacaste on the North Pacific Coast is said to have the best beaches of Costa Rica. But not all its attractions in this area have to do with the blue ocean and warm, sandy beaches; there are also pristine rivers, volcanoes and important protected areas such as Santa Rosa National Park, home to 10 different habitats including mangroves, swamps and evergreen and dry forests. Another protected area is the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, a refuge for birds and wildlife, featuring impressive vegetation, bubbling mud holes, refreshing river pools and waterfalls.
Guanacaste is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers, a charming experience including calm waters with great swimming, fine sand beaches with magnificent views, generous palm trees giving shade, spectacular sunsets, national parks with lush vegetation and a wide range of activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, diving, canopy tours, sport fishing, horseback riding and much more.
Popular with swimmers and surfers, Carrillo and Samara beaches are among the hidden tropical paradises of Guanacaste. Samara has a perfect, long, white sand beach with shallow, gentle waters and a magnificent coral reef and its own picturesque and deserted wooded island in the bay – Isla Chora. The neighboring beach bay of Carrillo is even more natural, there is no construction on the beach, which is lined with rows of coconut palms. Colours is pleased to work with several vacation resorts and hotels, some of them gay-owned, and all definitely gay and lesbian friendly, at several beach destinations throughout Guanacaste that will make your beach escape incredible.