Seniors Say ‘Yes’ To Guanacaste

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Another Travel Photo of the Day is Guanacaste, a province of Costa Rica located in the northwestern part of the country, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It borders Nicaragua to the north. It is one more super site in Costa Rica with sun-splashed beaches and great Pacific surf. Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste teems with senior visitors from around the globe.

The region’s dry tropical climate encompasses a varied landscape. Popular white-sand beaches line the coast. With a total of 5,921 sq. miles and more than 400 miles of coastline, the Guanacaste tourism area comprises the Pacific Coast area from the border of Nicaragua to the Bongo River estuary in the Nicoya Peninsula. This tourism area is home to a very important section of Costa Rica’s cultural and natural heritage.

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The capital city of the Province of Guanacaste is Liberia, where senior visitors will find souvenir shops, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and an International Airport.

Located 30 minutes northwest from the airport you will find the Gulf of Papagayo where beautiful resorts and tourist facilities lay among some of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica.

A Senior Paradise For Bird Watchers and Nature Lovers

For senior birders, Guanacaste is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. Calm waters with great swimming, fine sand beaches with magnificent views, generous shading palm trees, spectacular sunsets and national parks with lush vegetation invite senior citizens.

Before the arrival of the Spaniards, Guanacaste was Chorotega Indian territory. On July 25, 1824 the Guanacaste people decided to be annexed to Costa Rica. This was a decision of free will and was made in its then principal cities, Nicoya and Santa Cruz.

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 A tropical paradise, as is much of Costa Rica, Gaunacaste is one of the most popular provinces. Guanacaste Province has gained a name for itself as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of smoking volcanoes.

Senior visitors are drawn to the long summer days, active culture and unparalleled wildlife. Guanacaste’s geographical features are diverse and exotic, with endless options for recreation.

Active Volcanos, Dense Forests and White-Sand Beaches

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Rincon de la Vieja National Park is must-see Costa Rican paradise. From its active volcanos and deep black soils to its dream-like waterfalls, this park is perfect for any outdoor or wildlife enthusiast. As one of Costa Rica’s first national parks, Santa Rosa National Park was a milestone in the country’s commitment to preservation.

Containing dense forests and white-sand beaches, this park is a unique place in the region where visitors can go camping to enjoy the sights and sounds all night. The park is also home to one of the country’s most famous monuments, the Hacienda Santa Rosa.

From small fishing towns, to endless expanses of beachside resorts, to long strips of volcanoes, Guanacaste is one of the most intense and memorable destinations in Costa Rica. It’s on my bucket list.  jeb

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