beaches, fascinating national parks and a variety of activities, including
world-class fishing and diving, awaits visitors to this largest province
of Costa Rica.
Traveling from the Central Valley to Guanacaste is an almost surreal
experience. The steep and winding roads gradually become flatter
and straighter, and the lush, humid plant-life becomes sparser and drier.
The mountains that before hemmed you in on both sides now become relegated
to the distant horizon, replaced by vast, open lowlands ("bajura")