Districts & Neighborhoods
The northern section of Guanacaste includes communities such as La Cruz, Cuajiniquil, Guacalito, and Quebrada Grande. A large portion of this section is made up of national parks, as well as areas along Salinas Bay and the Gulf of Santa Elena. Highways 1 and 4 run through this section and connect it to other sections of the province, as well as to other communities in Costa Rica and in Nicaragua. Schools, shops, restaurants, hospitals, sports centres, residential areas, tourist attractions, accommodations, churches, and service providers can all be found here.
The central section of the province is made up of communities such as Liberia, Bagaces, Guayabo, Cañas, Campas de Oro, and Juntas. This section also has land designated as national parks and bio-reserves. The main bodies of water here are the Laguna de Arenal and the Colorado Gulf. The central section also features an airport, schools, shops, restaurants, service providers, churches, accommodations, museums, tourist attractions, sports complexes, hospitals, police stations, and residential areas.
The most populated section of Guanacaste, the southern section, includes mostly beach areas along the coastline, as well as forested and mountainous areas farther inland. A number of highways link the section’s communities to one another, as well as providing access to communities in other areas. Amenities and features in this section include a national park, restaurants, accommodations, tourist attractions, shops, service providers, casinos, tourist info centres, parks, churches, schools, small airports, shopping malls, community centres, sports complexes, golf courses, and medical centres.