Aeropuerto Internacional Daniel Oduber (LIR)

This area of northwest Costa Rica, known as the Guanacaste region, offers numerous activities along the beach, in charming towns and at nearby rain forests. In the northwest area of Guanacaste, you can swim in warm, tropical waters, or soak up the sun on palm tree-lined beaches. There are almost 100 beaches in Costa Rica that appear on most maps, but there are more than 200 that are waiting for you to discover them.

Honeymooners, families, surfers and thrill-seekers will all enjoy Costa Rica. Trek through a national park; visit a volcano; take a surfing or kayaking lesson; or explore a rain forest. The area is home to almost 100 world-record catches, including blue marlin and Pacific sailfish. Anglers will find some of the clearest blue water and inshore fishing in the world. The town of Tamarindo hosts charter fleets.

Many of the area’s holidays and celebrations revolve around the church. In mid-January, Fiestas of Santa Cruz honor the Black Christ of Esquipulas with dancing, music and bullfights. During Holy Week right before Easter, towns and villages come to life with religious processions and special events. July 25, or Annexation of Guanacaste Day, is an exciting revelry to commemorate the day Guanacaste became part of Costa Rica. Events include bullfights, folk dancing, horseback parades and rodeos. There’s also Independence Day on September 15, and All Soul’s Day on November 2 to honor
the dead.

Plan Ahead

Costa Rica’s year-round average temperature is 76°F, and the rainy season is June to October. And, no one can negotiate with Mother Nature about the amount of cloud cover during a Arenal Volcano Viewing. Early mornings and the dry season give you the best chance. Most hotels are located on the beach and several are all-inclusive. Dress is very casual in the beach areas, but you’re going to want to dress appropriately if visiting a church.

You can combine your visit to the Guanacaste region with a stay in either the cosmopolitan city of San Jose, or surrounded by the natural beauty of the Arenal Volcano/Monteverde area. For a great Costa Rican adventure, see all three areas. Wherever you are staying, Delta Vacations can bundle a wonderful getaway with the service and amenities you deserve.

Transfers are only included for guests staying at specific resorts. For other select hotels, round-trip transfers are available for purchase. A car rental is a great way to see the countryside, and explore on your own, if you aren't taking any tours. However, keep in mind that some of the roads are in poor condition with potholes, unpaved areas and sharp turns, which make travel times longer than you may expect. Due to the terrain and weather, it is best to rent a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Make sure to check with your car insurance company about coverage in Costa Rica. A taxi is a great method of transportation for going out to dinner in the resort area of Guanacaste. Make sure to only take metered taxis, and/or agree on the price before you get in. Your hotel can help you determine what the taxi fare should be to your intended destination. Bus travel is not recommended.

Mix and match relaxation with adventure on your Costa Rican honeymoonopens in a new window. Delta Vacations makes it easy for you to get away on your dream honeymoon escape. And, when you choose one of our special honeymoon packages, you’ll receive fabulous complimentary amenities at your resort, such as room upgrades, a bottle of sparkling wine and more.