The sunny northwest Guanacaste Province features many of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches, picturesque volcanoes and diverse habitats. The province’s eastern border is marked by windswept volcanic peaks above steaming vents at Rincón de la Vieja, Miravalles and Tenorio National Parks. Downslope rise lush green forests which merge into hot lowland tropical dry forests at Santa Rosa and Palo Verde National Parks. Palo Verde wetlands, the Tempisque River, tidal mangrove forests and estuaries host abundant wildlife. At the coast offshore; surfers, sport fishermen, divers and snorkelers find much to enjoy here, while onshore the warm beaches are great for relaxing. Guanacaste also has its own distinct culture, traditions and food.