Guanacaste Sailing Blog, Costa Rica

Guanacaste, Costa Rica’s largest province, is undoubtedly the number 1 destination for visitors from all over the world looking for beautiful beaches, dry tropical forests, national parks and private reserves, imposing volcanoes and a unique folklore of its charming people.


The province covers a vast region starting from the high mountains and volcanoes of the Guanacaste Volcanic Range, to the sandy or rocky beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula, as well as the great valley of the Tempisque River.

Extensive national parks protect the last remaining tropical forests of Central America, and high mountain peaks, from up to 2000 meters above sea level, offer different habitats and landscapes, including tropical cloud forest, as well as various other ecosystems.

Some of the most representative national parks are Rincon de la Vieja, Palo Verde, Diría, Miravalles, Guanacaste Conservation Area, with Santa Rosa, Murcielago and Santa Elena.

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Among the volcanoes found in the province, part of the Cordillera Volcanica de Guanacaste, are Rincon de la Vieja, Miravalles, Orosi and Cacao, the latter the least known.

Colorful towns like Nicoya, Santa Cruz, Carmona and Libera are cradles of the typical folklore of the province, very different from the rest of the country.

The incredible beaches on the Pacific coast, among them Conchal, Flamingo, Danta, Tamarindo, Avellanas, Playa Negra, San Juanillo, Barrigona, Carrillo, Nacazcolito and many others are the ultimate destination for couples, families and groups of friends looking for an unforgettable beach vacation.

The southern Nicoya Peninsula, although no longer officially part of Guanacaste, geographically has a link to the province, and beautiful places like Santa Teresa, Montezuma, Mal Pais, Tambor and several other beaches and parks, such as Curu and Cabo Blanco, embellish the panorama.

What are the best months to sail in Guanacaste ?

Actually, all year long you can sail pleasantly in Guanacaste.

Maybe some months are better than others, but in general, the province remains a region with a stable climate.

Remember that Guanacaste is the driest region of the country, home of the famous dry tropical forests, volcanoes and wonderful beaches and coastal regions still undeveloped !

These conditions mean that even during the rainy season, the weather is to the liking of every participant.

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Green Season

This runs from May 1st to November 30th, and it is during these months that the rains occur (moderate to minimal in most months) and it is also the season during which there is less visitation.

High Season

The high season runs from December 1 to April 30, with the exception of the peak season, which is the Christmas and New Year’s Eve season and Easter.