Welcome To Best Western Hotel El Sitio
Hotel in Liberia Guanacaste, Costa Rica

ABOUT COSTA RICA

Costa Rica spans majestically from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, over a distance of nearly 200 miles. Its land portion encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles.

If you travel throughout the provinces of Costa Rica, it’s easy to notice that in no other place will you find a country with so many variations in landscape and climate as here.

Costa Rica is one of most highly valued tourist destinations on the planet. This small piece of land includes all of the necessary components to satisfy the taste of thousands of travelers visiting each year.

Located in Central America, Costa Rica has unlimited tourist potential and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. One of Costa Rica’s main sources of income is tourism. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country, and has not had an army since the year 1949.

Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters 6% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. 25.58 % of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory.

Costa Rica is also an attractive country for investment and it offers great potential for the establishment of important multinational companies, thanks to the outstanding academic level of its population, as well as the high standard of modern services and social and political stability.

Costa Rica’s territorial division includes 7 provinces, which are: San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limón. Together they offer an attractive tourist destination, of almost limitless possibilities, that include extensive rainforests, volcanoes, rivers traveling through the mountains, beaches and natural resources safeguarded by an important organization of national parks and forest reserves.

     
     

 

ABOUT GUANACASTE

A generous and warm province, Guanacaste is known for its cattle ranching production and spectacular beaches. It is the driest region of Costa Rica, especially the coastal areas.

Guanacaste became part of Costa Rica in 1824. Until then, it had remained an independent province. This territory certainly has a very important natural and cultural richness for Costa Rica’s economy. Some of the best resort hotels in the world are found on the beaches of Guanacaste.

Guanacaste is well known for its beaches and the sun, which is exactly what visitors find along its coastline, with an abundance of hotels, cabins, and restaurants. Some are luxury offerings, others more modest, but they all guarantee that guests have the perfect option for each budget.

Panamá Beach, in the north area of the province, is one of the most beautiful options for tourism. A quiet place with white sand and easy waters, invite you to enjoy a carefree weekend.

Coco’s Beach is one of the most popular spots, due to its nightlife and great number of visitors. And without having to travel much you can reach Flamingo Beach, an ideal place for those preferring a mix of good hotels and a quiet atmosphere.

There are also Ocotal and Hermosa beaches, among the favorite of Guanacaste’s coast. Grande Beach is located further south, and along with Las Baulas National Park, is a sanctuary for thousands of leatherback turtles (baula) arriving to spawn along its coasts each year.

Tamarindo offers a blend of white-sand beaches and mangroves, sea birds and iguanas, making it a paradisiacal and perfect spot for those wishing to live in harmony with nature.

Many other beaches along the coast of Guanacaste will complete a matchless natural offer. Carrillo Beach, Ostional Beach, Manzanillo, and Coyote, are some of those destinations giving the greatest province of Costa Rica its reputation.

In Guanacaste you may enjoy delicious food, so characteristic of its people that with the passage of time, became authentic traditional Costa Rican dishes. Santa Rosa National Park is located to the north of the province. It is the crown jewel of the tropical dry forest, with remarkable biological diversity.

Likewise, embedded in the Guanacaste Mountain Range, are the Tenorio, Orosi, Miravalles, and Rincón de La Vieja volcanoes, the latter surrounded by the national park of the same name.

Guanacaste is undoubtedly a privileged land. Possessing a mixture of forests dry and rainy, warm beaches, extensive plains and an impressive volcanic range. It’s a natural world just waiting to be explored.