Attractions & Activities in Papagayo

Water Sports
Visitors can enjoy the scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing and sport fishing in the beaches in and around the Gulf of Papagayo.

Favorite Beaches

Flamingo beach
Its white sand beach and pristine water, flamingo has been considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

Ocotal Beach
Playa Ocotal is one of the cleanest and quietest beaches in Costa Rica. It has been cataloged as one of the best places to practice snorkeling and swimming. Its beautiful island “Cantina” is very close to its coast and is ideal for scuba diving.

Hermosa Beach
This beach is one of the cleanest and safest beaches in Costa Rica. Its clean blue waters and white sand beaches are ideal for swimming and relaxing while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Natural Attractions

Santa Rosa National Park
The Santa Rosa National Park features 37.117 hectares of land and 78.000 hectares of sea. The park is home to 155 species of mammals, 253 birds, 100 amphibians and reptiles, and more than 10,000 insects. Its beautiful beaches Nancite and Naranjo are very important as turtle nesting grounds.

Guanacaste National Park
Surrounded by the Orosi and the Cacao Volcano, this National Park has a humid forest which features a wide variety of plants such as orchids, bromelias, ferns and mosses.

Rincon de la Vieja National Park and Volcano
Rincon de la Vieja is an active but calmed volcano. It's the largest of five volcanoes that make up the mountain range of Guanacaste. This park also offers tourists trails that lead through cloud forest full of orchids and along boiling thermal waters, vapor geysers, and sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide geysers.

Walking around
Liberia is a typical Costa Rican city and situated on the plains of Guanacaste. Well known as the “white city” because of the white streets that it had before, this town had combined old buildings and old traditions with modernism. New shopping malls, and the Daniel Oduber Airport which offers flights to United States and Canada; show the urban development of Liberia of the last few years.