Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

Discover the real Costa Rican culture and habits in the city of Santa Cruz, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Santa Cruz
© Roberto Fernández-Morales

Santa Cruz is considered to be one of the most popular cities of Guanacaste, not only by the locals, but also by the majority of the Costa Rican. That is why this city has become a model regarding the idiosyncrasy of the country. Nowadays, Santa Cruz is recognized as the national city of the Costa Rican Folklore.

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Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
Church of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
© Roberto Fernández-Morales

Santa Cruz is one of the most amusing cities of Guanacaste; there, you can discover its multiple customs and its delicious cuisine. Besides, the city has a wide range of hotels, restaurants, discos and little shops, where you can buy handmade souvenirs.

In the city’s surroundings, you can visit multiple beaches which are a real paradise for tourists and surfers thanks to its crystal-clear waters and white sand. Some of the most important national parks are Diriá and Barra Honda National Parks. There, you will have the opportunity to discover Costa Rica’s wildest nature.

Undoubtedly, Santa Cruz has turned into one of the most important cities of Guanacaste, not only for attracting a great number of tourists who feel themselves attracted to the atmosphere of this place, but also for being a Costa Rican cultural model.

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Santa Cruz, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.


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