The region

The province of Guanacaste is one of the largest provinces in Costa Rica. It is located in the country`s North West territory, covering the entire North pacific coast as well as large portions of land portions, with vast plains, valleys and mountain ranges. The diversity in climates and landscapes that Guanacaste offers the visitor is also abundant and changing. There are miles and miles of coastline with abrupt geography, including coves, bays, beaches, rocky pinnacles, mangroves, river mouths and endless beaches. Inland, you will encounter savannahs, tropical dry forests and ridges and mountain ranges that include the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range, including Rincon de la Vieja, Orosi, Cacao and Miravalles Volcanoes.

  • Beaches
  • Tropical Dry Forests
  • Volcanoes
  • National Parks

The largest city in Guanacaste is Liberia, followed by Nicoya, Santa Cruz and Carmona. Guanacaste also has its own International Airport, with charters planes and regular flights arriving every day. Guanacaste is famous for its beaches, sun, bathing, and all kinds of water activities, including diving, snorkeling, and boat tours.

Guanacaste Costa Rica

Where we operate

El Refugio Nacazcol Eco tours is the premier tour operator for catamaran sailing trips and scuba diving and snorkeling for all the hotels and resorts located in the areas in between the Four Seasons Papagayo, Mangroove, Andaz Papagayo, Secrets Papagayo, Playa Panama Beach, Playa Hermosa Beach, El Coco, Ocotal and both Riu Hotels, Rui Palace and Riu Guanacaste. Whenever it is possible, most of the times, we pick people up right on the beach.

  • Four Seasons Papagayo
  • Andaz Papagayo
  • Playa Hermosa Beach
  • El Coco
  • Ocotal
  • Riu Palace
  • Riu Guanacaste
  • Playa Panama Beach

Papagayo

Papagayo

Riu

Riu

El Coco

El Coco

Ocotal

Ocotal

Private Tours and Charters

All our Catamaran Sailing Tours are private, ideal for families, smaller to medium sized groups and even honeymooners or couples. Each tour includes amazing snorkeling, plenty of nature and beach time, open water sailing, anchoring near secluded beaches, pristine bays and coves. All our sailing charters and private tours include limitless alcoholic beverages, sodas, fruit juice, sodas and water, spirits, and as far as food, snacks like chips, dips and burritos, fresh cut fruit.