As one of the most popular provinces in Costa Rica, Guanacaste has gained a name as a tropical paradise featuring a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes. Visitors are drawn to the long summer days, active culture and unparalleled wildlife.
The water temperature ranges from 22-32ºC/ 72-90ºF. During winter (Dec-Mar) cooler currents bring larger animals such as humpback and pilot whales, giant manta rays and whale sharks, among other, in particular around Catalina and the Bat Islands. Their dive sites boast heavy currents, making them more suitable for advanced divers. Therefore, snorkeling here will not be offered.