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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Travel Guide

Guanacaste Pacific Coast

Strung along the southern coast of Guanacaste are sparkling sand beaches lined with hotels and resorts in every price category. As recently as the 1970s, fishing and cattle ranching were the area's mainstays. Development has barreled ahead full speed, though, turning laid-back fishing villages into beach towns with sophisticated restaurants, hotels, shops, and nightlife. Development has

also brought congestion, noise, construction chaos, water pollution and shortages, and higher prices. If resort life and the party scene are not your style, there are still some blissfully tranquil beaches just beyond the paved roads.

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