Guanacaste Real estate

Guanacaste real estate

This section of the country contains arid land and sprawling cattle ranches, a windswept lake, cloud-shrouded forest preserves, deep caves with thousands of bats, lakes and swamps, active volcanoes like the arenal and rincón de la vieja, flat land, deep valleys and high mountains. The territory borders Nicaragua to the north and the Central Valley to the south, Los Chiles, San Ramón and Zarcero. If you travel north from San José, you will cross the volcanic ridges of the Cordillera Central. After about 40 km from San José you will reach the the flat tropical lowlands that go all way to Nicaragua . The so called Llanuras del Norte include the northern halves of the Provinces Heredia and Alajuela. Here you will find mixed tropical forests. the climate is generally humid and hot. Here the dry season is more pronounced towards the pacific side and less so at the caribbean side. In many remote areas in the north, especially in the Llanuras de los Guatusos and the Llanura de San Carlos, the land floods extensively during the wet season, creating vast swamps and lakes. One of this areas is protected in the Refugio National de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro. Other swamps are being used to cultivate rice. The northern lowlands have a small population and a few small towns. The exception is the Town of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. This remote areas lend themselves for excellent bird watching and other nature activities. Good places to start exploring this vast terretory are Selva Verde Lodge and Hacienda Guachipelín.

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Northern Pacific Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica
Guanacste is HOT! Not only the weather, but the real estate scene as well! . A province for the active soul, Guanacaste draws visitors with its stunning shoreline, incredible bird watching, amazing horseback riding, killer surfing, snorkeling, and windsurfing.. With so much to do, it's easy to understand why single travelers and families alike both choose to spend time in the North Pacific.

Forming the eastern borders of Guanacaste are a chain of volcanoes that stretch out to join the Cordillera de Guanacaste and Cordillera de Tilaran mountain ranges. The hiking in this area allows people to trek their way to the summit of a number of volcanoes, including Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Area, to enjoy fabulous views of the countryside. Passing through lovely lush dense forests, which play host to a fabulous array of exotic plant and wildlife, many rare and endangered animals and birds live here including jaguars and tapirs.
A region steep in culture, the name Guanacaste is derived from the word quahnacaztlan, which is a native word for the guanacaste tree. This tree is the national tree of Costa Rica.

This area has gained a lot of popularity in recent years due to the expansion of the Liberia airport. The airport has expanded it's arsenal of incoming flights and makes it easier for residents and tourists alike to arrive at ths part of the country. In years past, it was necessary to fly into San Jose's Juan Santamaria airport and either fly on a short flight, or drive several hours across the country. Most sites of this region are off the Pan-American Highway (Hwy. 1), which is scenic in its own right, moving northwest through Guanacaste and continuing almost to the Nicaraguan border.

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