North Pacific Coast Travel Guide
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Fodor's Costa Rica 2014
Plan Your North Pacific Coast Vacation
North PacificReliably sunny, dry weather brings planeloads of sun-starved northerners to the North Pacific area of Costa Rica every winter, and a windswept coastline makes Guanacaste popular with surfers eager to relive the legendary "Endless Summer" of the sport's early years.
A wide range of lodging options awaits you in the North Pacific, so choose wisely. If your goal is to take leisurely swims and lounge quietly on the beach...read more
Seafood and fresh fish are tops here, followed by fast food—pizza, tacos, BBQ—to satisfy the hordes of hungry surfers and beachgoers. But there are many...read more
Things To Do in North Pacific Coast
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Beaches: White sand, black sand; palm-fringed strands; beaches for swimming, partying, surfing, and sunbathing—you can't beat Guanacaste's beaches... Read more
One of the best wildlife and bird-watching parks in the country, Palo Verde extends over 198 square km (76 square miles) of dry deciduous forest... Read more
Rincón de la Vieja National Park is Costa Rica's mini-Yellowstone, with volcanic hot springs and bubbling mud pools, refreshing waterfalls, and... Read more
Renowned for its wildlife, Santa Rosa National Park protects the largest swath of extant lowland dry forest in Central America, about 91,000... Read more
On the mainland, sweeping plains bordered by volcanoes hold remnants of Central America's tropical dry forest. On the Pacific-edged Nicoya Peninsula... Read more
Guanacaste, Costa Rica's "Wild West," looks different from the rest of Costa Rica. It was originally covered in dry tropical forests, but beginning... Read more
Hyatt Hotels Corporation's growing Andaz brand unveiled its latest property, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo,... Read more
Officials plan to close Costa Rica's two public zoos and free animals due to environmentalist criticism.... Read more
Do you dream about going snout-to-snout with a bear, or at least observing a bear from a safe and responsible... Read more
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We had a fabulous first trip to Costa Rica at Christmas 2012, visiting Arenal (Lost Iguana Lodge & Villa Decary), Tortuguero (Manatus Lodge), Osa Peninsula (Drake’s Bay Aguila de Osa and south Read more
Dear Gate One Travel,
I recently returned from a trip booked with Gate One Travel with my family to Costa Rica and wanted to share our experience.
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Per this article from the LA Times/ when I visited CR I heard from expat friends who live there, that they vacation in Nicaragua!
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-nicaragua-20140309,0,5493507,full.story Read more