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Guanacaste, located along Costa Rica's northwestern coast, is home to some of the country's best beaches, as well as its warmest climate thanks to its low elevation. Nature lovers and beach bums alike flock to this destination year after year to soak up the warm sun and enjoy the beautiful Pacific waters, with eco-travelers in particular appreciating the many unique flora and fauna that grace its rainforests. Guanacaste vacation rentals can be found all over the province as well. It's most famous destination is Tamarindo, where beginner and experienced surfers alike can try their hand at the town's many breaks, while eco-tourists can spot the Leatherback Turtle laying its eggs. Other beach destinations, like Playa Conchal and Playa Hermosa and Playa Ocotal, also offer a wide variety of activities, like zip lining, horseback riding, and snorkelling, while the beautiful Lake Arenal is known for its stunning views.
If you're looking to stay by the beach only, and your primary means of exploration will be sailing or snorkelling, then you may not need a car, since you can reach most Guanacaste vacation rentals through a combination of buses and taxis. If you're looking to drive around and discover the many beautiful landscapes and beaches the country has to offer, then a car rental is advisable, especially since half the fun of Costa Rica lies in its exploring its natural beauty, speaking to the locals, and living what they call â€˜la pura vida' (a Costa Rican saying meaning â€˜pure life').
People choose Guanacaste vacation rentals over hotels for a number of reasons. For some, it's a matter of value, as rentals can be more affordable than hotels, especially when you consider how many people they can accommodate. For others, it's the rental itself, as they run the gamut from beautiful beachfront villas with infinity pools and artificial waterfalls all the way through to uniquely-decorated surf casitas. Some simply want to be able to cook their own meals and eat fresh, delicious meals. And because some areas are more remote than others, others choose rentals simply because hotels can't be found on their favorite, unspoiled strip of beach. Like the towns and beaches in the country itself, each rental has its own unique advantages.