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Published on Monday, September 20, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The province of Guanacaste is one of the regions where traditions, history, culture, gastronomy and art-crafts are highlighted, with that idea the government, through the Tourism Institute, developed a series of online information guides in Spanish for tourists.

"Guanacaste is an area with great natural and cultural wealth," Gustavo Segura, Minister of Tourism said. "There, its paradisiacal beaches, beautiful landscapes and the magical nature of its protected areas stand out."

According to the institute, the guides were made in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, local municipalities, Tourism Chamber among other organizations.

The goal of the tour guides is to provide information on the history, customs of the province, as well as data on local cultural activities.

The guides in Spanish are published on the website of the Institute "Vamos a Turistear" (let's tour in the English language).

Guanacaste is the second largest region in Costa Rica with a surface area of ​​10,140 square kilometers and 326,953 inhabitants. Geographically, the province can be divided into two parts, such as the northern cantons located in the mountainous area (known as La Altura) and the southern cantons located in the flat area (known as La Bajura).

With a total of 5,921 sq. miles and more than 400 miles of coast line, Guanacaste comprises the Pacific Coast area from the border of Nicaragua to the Bongo River estuary in the Nicoya Peninsula. "This area is home to a very important section of Costa Rica’s cultural and natural heritage and boasts a significant number of protected areas including water, land, mountain and coastal ecosystems," said the Institute.

According to the Institute, the incomparable beauty of its landscapes, warm climate and flourishing nature make Guanacaste one of the most popular and most visited destinations in Costa Rica.

Along the Guanacaste coastline are a number of beaches perfect for swimming and enjoying the warm Pacific Ocean waters. The coastal landscape is exceptional with its array of white-sand beaches and calm, intense-blue waters.

Recently, the institute launched tourism guides in the Spanish language to boost travelers in Osa Canton.

According to the institute, European tourists are increasing.

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