In Guanacaste, breathtaking natural beauty waits around every corner—from picture-perfect beaches to hidden jungle waterfalls. There’s good reason this remote part of Costa Rica, which lies on the country’s western shore, is overflowing with wild allures. Over millennia, eruptions from the Arenal Volcano created hyper-rich soil that nurtured a unique tropical dry forest. More than 30 rivers wind their way through this swath of green, pumping nutrients into the surrounding waters, which in turn are teeming with healthy, vibrant reefs. Get Inspired By Photos, Videos, Webinars, Stories, And Exclusive Offers. Sign Up
But with so much abundance and beauty, where do you even start?! We curated some of our favorite user-generated content from Instagram to highlight the top must-see places to explore when visiting Guanacaste.