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  Guanacaste Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guanacaste is located in the northwestern part of the country, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
To the east is the Alajuela Province, and to the southeast is the Puntarenas Province.
The province covers an area of 10,141 km², and, as of 2000, had a population of 264,238.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guanacaste_Province   (243 words)

 Guanacaste Province (Costa Rica)
Guanacaste is a region diferenciate from the rest of Costa Rica.
Guanacaste is a territory incorporated to Costa Rica on 25 July 1824 and until then it belonged to Nicaragua, and therefore it has a differentiated personality.
Gardela indicates that the red triangle stand for the heart of the Guanacastecans, their fondness and happiness, their courage and manliness shown in many occasions; blue is for the province's transparent sky; white is a sapphire mantle in the province's fertility and peace.
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 Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Climate: The weather throughout the province of Guanacaste is characterized by being hot with well-defined wet and dry seasons.
The one exception is the highland portion of the province which consists of the upper Pacific-facing slopes of the volcanoes in the Guanacaste Cordillera and the northern half of the Tilarán Cordillera.
Spanish settlement of Guanacaste was slow since most of the colonization from 1563 onwards was concentrated in the Central Valley and there was very little native labor force left in the lowlands to be employed in farming activities.
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 costa rica guanacaste tamarindo scuba diving surfing sportfishing
The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is very different from the rest of the country with a separate climate and cultural history.
In fact, Guanacaste was not even part of Costa Rica during the colonial period.
This is the main highway contecting the beach areas of Guanacaste to Liberia.
www.worldheadquarters.com /cr/destinations/guanacaste   (2437 words)

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Guanacaste was part of Nicaragua from 1787 until 1821, after which the people asked for and received the right to decide the province’s own destiny.
Guanacaste’s magnificent beaches, volcanic attractions and nature-rich national parks and biological preserves are turning the area into a tourist’s Mecca.
At 10,140 kilometers, it is the largest of the country’s seven provinces, yet is one of the least populated.
www.online-costarica.com /guanacaste.html   (2810 words)

 Puntarenas Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clockwise from the northwest it borders on the provinces Guanacaste, Alajuela, San José and Limón, and the neighbouring country of Panama.
The province covers an area of 11,266 km², and has a population of 357,483 (2000).
For administrative purposes, the island Isla del Coco, 500 km offshore in the Pacific Ocean, is considered a part of this province.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Puntarenas_Province   (120 words)

 Guanacaste Province Information of Costa Rica
Guanacaste Province Infomation with facts and numbers about history, location, size, banner, population, the different districts, a map with the cantons, weather, borders, coordinates, capital and the anextion a Costa Rica.
The principal activities next to tourism of this province is cattle farming and rice farming, there are also important sugar cane-, as well as cotton- and bean plantations.
In 1836 the town of Guanacaste was declared capital of Guanacaste.
www.1-costaricalink.com /costa_rica_provinces/guanacaste_costa_rica.htm   (358 words)

 American Forests: The Guanacaste idea - Guanacaste, Costa Rica
This maximizes the number of habitats and the amount of biodiversity." In Guanacaste, for example, animals tend to migrate during the dry season away from the parched coast, to the more humid forests in mountains to the east, and a reserve designed to house these species must protect all their seasonal habitats.
The planners did not want Guanacaste to be a national park in the traditional sense; instead, they were determined to integrate the reserve into the national social and economic fabric and make it a "working asset" for Costa Rican society.
In practically all of Guanacaste province's lowlands, however, these trees are isolated and failing to reproduce; ecologists call them the "living dead." The dry forest is so ravaged, in fact, that even the 423-square-mile conservation area has only two examples of how it looked before the Spanish colonization began.
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 Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Although the entire province lies on the Pacific side of the continental divide, much of its land area is not as severely affected by the annual dry season as is most of Guanacaste province (just to the north on the same side of the country).
In the interior sections of the province that reach up to the ridgeline, luxuriant cloud forests exist owing to the mists that sweep across the mountaintops when the tradewinds' full effect is felt from December through February.
In fact, the southern part of Puntarenas province remained sparsely populated by non-natives until the mid-1930's when banana plantations in the Caribbean lowlands were severely affected by a fungal infection known as "Panama disease" leading the United Fruit Co. to abandon those areas and look for somewhere to begin new plantations.
www.angelfire.com /bc/gonebirding/puntarenas.html   (2094 words)

 ATH 175 Peoples of the World
Guanacaste Day “celebrates the annexation of the Guanacaste province from Nicaragua with a nationwide public holiday and special celebratory events in Guanacaste” (Harding 2004).
The fact that children of this province are introduced to this celebration at a very young age demonstrates that this celebration is highly valued by Costa Rican society.
In fact, when speaking of the Guanacaste celebration, a local Costa Rican who lives one mile from the province stated that “‘[the celebration] is part of us, part of the culture, part of the society.
www.units.muohio.edu /ath175/student/WRIGHTS4   (2947 words)

 Samara Beach, Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica Beach Hotels, Reservations - Guanacaste Province
The province is known for its cattle ranches, travelers will see many homes surrounded by green pastures and grazing cows.
This comparison is not altogether erroneous as Guanacaste shares with Texas the long stretches of plains which are ideal for cattle ranches.
The province of Guanacaste covers most of Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica's northwest.
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 ABC Costa Rica - Region - North Pacific Region - Guanacaste
The Guanacaste province is located on the North Pacific of Costa Rica.
It is one of the regions with the lowest rainfall in the country and almost all the territory is covered by a dry tropical forest.
Guanacaste is the folkloric province of the country and the rural landscape has many attractive villages and the people are kind and friendly.
www.abc-costa-rica.co.cr /EN/regions/northpacific/guanacaste.html   (303 words)

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The province that in 1824 on the strength of referendum, was annexed from Nicaragua to Costa Rica.
It`s converted into cattle ranches (Three quarters of Costa Rica's cattle are found in Guanacaste) and that`s why it`s called "the cattle province".
It`s situated in the eastern part of Guanacaste province, 6 kilomnetres to the North from Tilaran.
www.kostaryka.org /2001/guanacastepr.htm   (1567 words)

 Hotels in Costa Rica
Guanacaste have the best beaches in Costa Rica come and enjoy our paradise.
Tamarindo beach is located in a strategic point in Guanacaste from Tamarindo you can visit many hotels, beaches, casinos, National Parks, tour and places where you can lodge.
Situated on the lovely Playa Real (Royal Beach) in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, the Bahia de Los Piratas Hotel is a world away from noise, stress and distractions.
www.ahcostarica.com /hotels_in_guanacaste.html   (790 words)

 Welcome to Fly Latin America . Net: Flights to Central and South America!
Guanacaste, the second in size of Costa Rica’s seven provinces embraces, in its 10,140.71 square kilometers, several of the country’s main attractions: beautiful beaches, warm weather, great surf, diving and sportfishing and the flora and fauna biodiversity of dry and tropical forests.
That’s why this province is a favorite of frequent visitors, especially two top beach spots along the Pacific Coast: Flamingo Beach and Tamarindo Beach with only a distance of about 20 miles between them.
Guanacaste is also home of seven dormant volcanoes: Miravalles, Tenorio, Rincón de la Vieja, Orosí, Górgona, Cacao and Cerro Chato.
www.flylatinamerica.com /costarica/features/guanacaste.htm   (965 words)

 Costa Rica Guanacaste
The largest of the five volcanoes belonging to the Guanacaste Cordillera, it is composed of nine separate volcanic craters.
A refuge for birds and wildlife, the slopes of the volcano are superb for horseback riding and contemplation of nature.
Further north, Santa Rosa National Park is the largest protected area of the dry forest, an area ranging from the savanna to the slopes of Guanacaste's volcanic range on the eastern side of the territory.
www.costarica-ecotourism.com /guanacaste.htm   (600 words)

 The Tico Times Online Daily Page
Now it's Official — Traditional music, dress and dancing from the northwestern province of Guanacaste were among the contributions the country celebrated yesterday on the anniversary of the region's annexation 181 years ago.
The province that was not always a province, which commemorates the decision in its coat of arms, reading “ de la patria por nuestra voluntad " — “of the homeland by our own will” — has become one of the country's primary claims to a distinct culture.
According to a statement from her office, she went so far as to call the day of her province's annexation “the most important contribution that Costa Rica has ever received to date, not only in territory, but also in natural and cultural treasures.
www.ticotimes.net /dailyarchive/2005_07/daily_07_26_05.htm   (1252 words)

 Guanacaste - Costa Rica - Known for its beaches and sportfishing where you can surf Tamarindos famous waves.
The Guanacaste province is for the active soul, drawing visitors with its beaches and bird watching, horseback riding and mountain lake windsurfing.
Forming the eastern border are a group of volcanoes that form the Cordillera de Guanacaste and Cordillera de Tilarán.
The name Guanacaste is derived from quahnacaztlan, a native word for the guanacaste tree, which is Costa Rica’s national tree.
www.govisitcostarica.com /region/guanacaste/guanacaste.asp   (221 words)

 UNEP-WCMC Protected Areas Programme - Area de Conservación Guanacaste   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the base of the volcano are several minor craters or pailas (from 0.5m to 10m in diameter) with mud in ebullition.
At least 32 rivers and 16 intermittent streams originate in the vicinity of the volcano, and flow into the Tempisque, a river of enormous importance for irrigation of agricultural land in the Guanacaste Province.
LOCAL HUMAN POPULATION  The ACG is located in the Guanacaste Province near to the international border with Nicaragua.
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 National Parks of Costa Rica !
Barra Honda: In Guanacaste province, it protects networks of caves, dominated by the ones in the Barra Honda Peak, composed of reef-type limestone, where 19 caves have been explored until now.
Guanacaste: Protects more than 35,00 ha of dry, humid and very humid forests.
Marino Las Baulas de Guanacaste: A park of very recent creation, with 445 ha of beaches, forests and mangrove swamps in the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula.
www.grupomawamba.com /costarica/national_parks.html   (618 words)

 CRS Tours, Costa Rica Specialized   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Location: The Barra Honda Park is located in Guanacaste Province, 22 Km.
Location: Guanacaste province on the Pacific coast, 10 kilometers north of Tamarindo on Playa Grande.
The park's two most frequented beaches, Manuel Antonio and Espadilla Sur, are the sandy arcs on either side of the narrow strip of land that joins Cathedral Point with the mainland.
www.crstours.com /english/national.html   (1900 words)

 Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica - Liberia - Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Reviews - TripAdvisor
Province of Guanacaste: "Closest beaches to the Four Seasons?"
Province of Guanacaste: "Looking for some suggestions for a non-beach stau for 4 nights after we arrive in Liberia"
Province of Guanacaste: "Guys trip in June 06 - need suggestions on what area in Guanacaste to stay"
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 Hotels Guanacaste Province.
Hotel Index of the Province Guanacaste Costa Rica with hotels like: Paradiusus Meliá Playa Conchal, Flamingo Beach Resort, Bahía Potrero, Cabinas Cristina, Pan de Azucar, Villa Alegre, El Jardín del Edén and Barceló Langosta, Pueblo Dorado, Tamarindo Diriá, Capitán Suizo, Finisterra, Fiesta Premier, Giardini di Papagayo, and Flying Crocodile.
Guanacaste covers the areas called Northern Pacific and part of the Peninsula Nicoya.
But Guanacaste stretches all way from Nicaragua along the Cordilleara with the same name, with its spectacular string of dormant or gentle active volcanoes.
www.1-costaricalink.com /costa_rica_hotels_guanacaste.htm   (681 words)

 Operation RubyThroat/GLOBE Hummingbird Expeditions to Costa Rica 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Unlike the Caribbean side of the Costa Rica, the west coast is drier; rather than tropical rain forests, Guanacaste has tropical dry forests--some of which are evergreen--and there are expanses of grassland that even today are used by cattle and horse ranchers.
Some ecologsts liken the terrain, climate, and vegetative structure of Guanacaste to that of West Texas in the United States--except that there are several active volcanoes overlooking pristine Pacific beaches in Guanacaste!
Of the lodge's 2,000 acres of private reserve, approximately half are primary (virgin) and secondary forest with the rest dedicated to livestock and equestrian activities--a big part of the lifestyle of Guanacaste Province.
www.hiltonpond.org /CostaRicaAnnounceMain05.html   (1958 words)

 Open Directory - Regional:Central America:Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The colonial atmosphere of the area and lunar-like landscape of Irazu, the country's tallest volcano, await visitors to this historic province.
It encompasses a vast area of diverse topography, from the boiling mud pots of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, to the sun-drenched beaches of the Pacific coast...
Santa Rosa and Guanacaste National Parks are vital protective areas for the Dry Pacific climatic zone.
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 Coyotera beach Guanacaste, ecological hotels Costa Rica, restaurants Guanacaste, hotels Guanacaste province, Santa Rosa ...
Coyotera beach Guanacaste, ecological hotels Costa Rica, restaurants Guanacaste, hotels Guanacaste province, Santa Rosa national park
The Resort is located at Salinas Bay, La Coyotera Beach, northwest side of Guanacaste province, this part of the country is known for it's beautiful beaches and ecological protected areas.
Surrounded by the National Parks of Santa Rosa and Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, we are a fabulous option for those who love the peace of nature and the beautiful pictures of the beach, we are the perfect combination between modern architecture and the most exuberant vegetation.
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 Destinations: National Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Location: Guanacaste Province, north of Tilaran Mountains, in the cantons of Tilaran, San Carlos and San Ramon.
Origin of the Rio Tempisque, principal freshwater source for Guanacaste Province.
Description: Tropical dry forest, significant for fresh water springs and a large number of tropical hardwoods in danger of extinction, such as ron ron, pochote, cristobol and cocobolo.
www.amerisol.com /costarica/go/DestNatlParks.html03-12-2001   (1318 words)

 ABWE Career Opportunities
Liberia (capital of Guanacaste Province) - One couple fro church-planting and oversee church plants in area
Santa Cruz (Guanacaste Province) - One church-planting couple to oversee church plants in the area
Nicoaya (Guanacaste Province) - One church-planting couple to oversee church plants in the area
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 Guanamar Hotel Guanacaste - Province of Guanacaste - Guanamar Hotel Guanacaste Reviews - TripAdvisor
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