Top 5 Things to do in Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

October 16, 2017 Nobuko Falco

Discover the best top things to do in Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica including Samara-Carrillo Info Center, Pura Aventura, Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates, SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, Nosara Refuge for Wildlife.
Restaurants in Province of Guanacaste

1. Samara-Carrillo Info Center

Beach St. | Inside Lo Que Hay Restaurant, Playa Samara, Costa Rica +506 2656 2424
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5 based on 620 reviews

Samara-Carrillo Info Center

We are a free information center for residents and tourists of Samara & Carrillo and surrounding area. Our services extend from directions or bus schedules to recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, attractions, tours, transportation and events as well as what is happening in the community this week. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to promote your event or business. Thank you, Brenda Be Happy, Have Fun!

Reviewed By hazey27 - ny

Brenda at the info center was outstanding. She helped me plan the perfect vacation for our group of 8. She clued me into renting the best villa ever - overlooking the Pacific with plenty of room - and caretakers to look after us. She organized the best tours for zip lining, sunset/snorkel cruise, and gave me invaluable info on everything there is to do in the Samara-Carrillo area (and beyond!) She was quick to respond, and very accommodating, even setting up a ride to the airport for my brother. Our villa was in a remote area, but Brenda got us the tour pick-ups with no problems. I am so thankful to Brenda for all her expert advise. Our vacation would not have been half as wonderful without her help. I can't wait for our next visit to your beautiful country. Thank you for everything!!!

2. Pura Aventura

Hda La Norma, El Guapote, Tamarindo 5000, Costa Rica +506 8883 5703
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5 based on 668 reviews

Pura Aventura

Zip lining, horseback riding and mountain biking in a gorgeous 1.400 acres of natural resources..... Primary and secondary forest, rivers, Waterfalls, lagoons, pastures and ocean views... Monkeys, iguanas, birds, butterflies are some of the animals you might seeGreat and safe zip lining with 11 cables, an hanging bridge and a rappel , fly above the trees top for over 2km, longest cable 560meters.Ride our beautiful, strong and well tamed horses in a working ranch, different options including cows herding....Go for a ride on our mountain bikes, 13km trail mostly downhill.

Reviewed By madjack247 - ojai

We were all impressed with this company. The 4 young men who ran the zip line were very professional. Their equipment looked to be in top condition. Never did I feel fearful of falling to the forest floor. They had 11 ziplines, Though I was...MoreThank you so much for choosing us and for taking the time to write the review. Our guides love their job and safety is always first for us!

3. Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates

Tamarindo, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica +506 8869 9765
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5 based on 334 reviews

Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates

Best Horse Tours, Zipline & BBQ Feast - Our Eco Adventure Trail Rides offer 1,500 acres of private ranch in Guanacaste. 100 % Cowboy Country. Explore pastures,mountains & creeks. Climb hilltops & enjoy breathtaking 360 degree ocean & valley views. Experience monkeys, iguanas, birds in flight; nature & wildlife up-close. Our horses are well groomed, well trained & friendly. Perfect for day & night adventurers, couples & families with children of all ages. Also our famous private Bbq Fiesta. Enjoy a sunset dinner with BBQ Master Chef grilling up a feast of farm raised chicken, local meats, fish & fresh garden veggies. It's a very unique exclusive evening. Also,we have a new 10 platform canopy zip line which is amazing. We now are offering full combo packages eg : Ride,Zip & BBQ - An all afternoon activity & great value. If u want an adventure, we have it. Also,ask us about our amazing night time ride & zip activities. See u soon in da jungle. :-) Pura Vida.

Reviewed By sonseekers - new york

We were 6 adults who had never zip-lined or road horses and the staff here took such amazing care of us and ensuring that we fully enjoyed all of our experiences. The bbq dinner at the end was literally the icing on the cake. I...MoreThank you very much for the great review and for visiting us on the ranch it was a pleasure having you all.We love having fun happy people. Again thank you & Pura Vida.

4. SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

Nosara, Costa Rica +506 8413 8889
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5 based on 192 reviews

SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

SIBU Sanctuary is located in Santa Marta - 3.3 miles from the north entrance to Playas de Nosara and 15 + minutes from Playa Guiones. We are a 50 acre jungle garden reserve, surrounded by thousands of acres of jungle and located between the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana. We are a care / rehabilitation and Step Down Release Center for the area's injured and orphaned wildlife, returning them back into the wild. Those who cannot be released, receive life term care. Please note that we are NOT a petting zoo. These animals are all slated to be returned back into the wild. No interaction is allowed. Our facilities include a non-primate / quarantine habitat, two 70ft.X75ft habitats, three stories tall encompassing trees, with movable walls to adapt to any enclosure requirement and a new 2 1/2 story tall, Step Out Habitat with movable walls.. . We offer Up Close and Personal Educational visits by ADVANCE RESERVATION only.We cater to adults who wish to know more about the plight of Costa Rica's arboreal wildlife with the effect of man's encroachment into their habitat. Children are welcome but must be supervised and at least 5 years old. Visit our web site to learn more about our Educational Visits, participate in our Adopt-A-Monkey Program, inquire about becoming a volunteer or find out how you can make a difference by making a 501(C)3 donation. Thank you all so very much!

Reviewed By GHeidel - Savannah, Georgia

SIBU is a wonderful, beautiful sanctuary staffed by workers and volunteers who care so much for the wildlife in Nosara and beyond. My family enjoyed visiting the sanctuary and meeting some of the monkeys and other animals. Highly recommended if you're in Nosara and want to learn more about the sanctuary - booking a tour is a great way to support the organization!

5. Nosara Refuge for Wildlife

Nosara 50206, Costa Rica +506 2682 5049
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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife

We RESCUE, REHABILITATE and RELEASE to the JUNGLE, Injured, Orphaned and Displaced Wildlife and provide long term care for those that cannot return. Saving Costa Rican Wildlife since 1999. Brenda Bombard's Nosara Refuge for Wildlife & Costa Rica howler monkey rescue is 1 of only 4 Certified Wildlife Rescue facilities in Costa Rica. The Howler Monkey has become our specialty. Meet the animals at the Refuge and learn about our work to improve the environment for wildlife here in Nosara and throughout Costa Rica. Now a Non-Profit Foundation, "Fundacion Albergue de Animales de Nosara" The Refuge for Wildlife offers Educational Visits by advance reservation only. We hope you will join us for a visit.

Reviewed By HellofromToronto - Toronto, Canada

Brenda Bombard founded this refuge to save howler monkeys (all injured wildlife welcome however). It's wonderful to see someone so passionate about saving creatures who are helpless. She involves the community, raises awareness, raises money and educates.
What I learned - DO NOT MAKE HOWLER MONKEYS YOUR PETS (and perhaps any wildlife)! For this reason, Brenda asked that we not post cutesie pictures of the monkeys.
An enjoyable visit despite the heat!

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