Guanacaste, in northwestern Costa Rica, is a tourist destination of incredible natural beauty where you can enjoy heavenly beaches, grasslands, and forests reminiscent of the landscapes of the African savannah, as well as a wide variety of leisure options for having fun on your holiday in Guanacaste. The Hotel Riu Guanacaste and the Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica face the stunning Playa Matapalo, an idyllic beach for getting away from the crowds, practicing sports like windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, canoeing, and enjoying incredible sunsets. And, in these hotels in Guanacaste with all-inclusive service, you'll find the most exclusive amenities for enjoying an unforgettable getaway. Many of our clients are staying at the RIU resort and hotels in Guanacaste. We would like to welcome you to some of the highest capacity hotels and resorts in the area. Because many people travel in groups, we do our best to provide you with group discounts no matter which tour you select. Ask about our group rates for groups of four people or more. There are many things to do from the Riu and transportation can be easily arranged. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to respond as quickly as possible.
In addition to its beaches, Costa Rica offers an amazing natural environment. Excursions are the best option for really getting to know places like Rincón de la Vieja National Park, a protected area dominated by the volcano of the same name, and Santa Rosa National Park, a natural area that encompasses markedly different ecosystems. If you visit Guanacaste, you have to venture into the interior to see the 'sabaneros' (the local version of cowboys) on horseback, who have become iconic figures in popular culture. Please see below, day trips that will thrill you and present authentic Costa Rica.
Nightlife in Guanacaste: Nightclubs, Dance clubs & more
If you've still got some energy left after an exciting day exploring the sights of Guanacaste, then you'll be happy to know that when the sun goes down a whole different side of the city awakens to entertain you. The liveliest areas of the province are the cities of Liberia and Santa Cruz, along with the coastal tourist destinations. The growth of tourism over the last few years has had a direct impact on the nightlife in Guanacaste, leading to lots of new and exciting bars and clubs opening up.
A great way to spend a night out in Guanacaste is to go out with friends for drinks. Many of the large hotels on the coast have excellent bars and restaurants, as well as clubs for those who like to dance the night away. Liberia and Santa Cruz are the two cities where you can find the largest variety of evening entertainment.
The casinos in Guanacaste are another great option for a fun night out, the large majority of which are located in the hotels on the coast or in the province's main cities. Have a blast and try your luck gambling with your friends and family. Most of the casinos have all the table games, like blackjack, poker, and roulette, along with plenty of slot machines.
In Guanacaste, they have a variety of traditional festivals and celebrations throughout the year. These are normally celebrated on a grand scale, and offer tourists a firsthand view of Guanacaste's rich culture and folklore. Some of the most important festivals in the region take place in the small city of Santa Cruz, to honor the patron saint of Costa Rica, La Negrita. Here you'll find fun and games for the whole family, including live folk music, traditional dances, food and drink, and even thrilling bull riding events. Many of the celebrations last all night long, until the morning light!