Travel Information

Climate in Guanacaste

In the Guanacaste region there are much less precipitation than the rest of Costa Rica. The rainy season lasts from late May until November with little bit rain and consistent heat. The summer season lasts from November to April with rather hot and dry climate. Guanacaste, however, can easily be visited all year round. Current weather data Instituto Meteorológico Nacional of Costa Rica for the Santa Rosa Zone, 5 Miles south of Cañas Castilla.

Month Temperature °C Water °C Precipitation Sunshine
minimum maximum Days per month Hours per day
January 20,7 33,4 21 0 9,6
February 21,2 34,4 21 0 9,8
March 21,6 35,4 22 0 9,8
April 22,7 35,9 23 2 8,9
May 23,4 33,9 24 12 6,6
June 23,2 32,0 23 18 5,6
July 22,8 32,1 23 14 6,0
August 22,6 32,1 23 16 5,9
September 22,4 31,3 23 21 5,3
October 22,3 30,9 22 20 5,5
November 21,5 31,6 22 9 6,8
December 21,0 32,5 21 3 8,4

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Clothing

Light summer clothes are perfect in Guanacaste, coastal regions of the North Pacific and Nicaragua. Rain protection must also be present in your luggage.

Getting there from San Jose --> Liberia --> Cañas Castilla

The distance from the International Airport Daniel Oduber Quirós (LIR) in Liberia (Guanacaste) to Sonzapote (Cañas Castilla) are 97 km. From Liberia, take the Interamerican Highway north to Peñas Blancas (border crossing into Nicaragua). You reach Sonzapote on the Interamerican Highway only 5 km north of La Cruz. The sign "Cañas Castilla" is located directly at the entrance of Sonzapote on the right side of the road. Then follow the signs and after a further 2 km you can reach the finca Cañas Castilla.

Getting there from Nicaragua --> Rivas --> Peñas Blancas --> Cañas Castilla

The distance from Rivas (Nicaragua) to Peñas Blancas (Border crossing to Costa Rica) are 35 km. Then continue on the Interamerican Highway and after a further 13.4 km you reach to Sonzapote. The sign "Cañas Castilla" is located directly at the entrance of Sonzapote on the left side of the road. Then follow the signs and after a further 2 km you can reach the finca Cañas Castilla.

Entry and exit

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Costa Rica by bus

Travel precautions

Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT), detailed information about bus travels in Costa Rica. Download file in Adobe PDF format: [Official bus route]

Public Bus from San José to La Cruz or Liberia

Transportes DELDU S.A., San José - Alajuela - Liberia - La Cruz
Website: [https://www.facebook.com/transportedeldu]

Grayline Tours, San José - Liberia
Website: [http://www.graylinecostarica.com]

Tica Bus San José - Alajuela - Liberia - La Cruz
Website: [http://www.ticabus.com]

Transnica, San José - Alajuela - Liberia - La Cruz
Website: [http://www.transnica.com]

Costa Rica (road map with scale)

Time difference

Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST), UTC: -6:00 Time Zone difference from San Jose Costa Rica: [The World Clock].

Currency

The currency of Costa Rica was in honor of Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon = Colones). The currency symbol is the "C" and a bar"₡" and the official abbreviation "CRC". Small monetary units are 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100 and 500 colones. The new bills are issued in currency units of 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000 and 50.000 colones. Currency Converter: [http://www.oanda.com].




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