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Attractions

Beaches

Along the Corridor you will find a wide variety of charming, sandy beaches to visit. These are less frequented, making them ideal for those who want to explore new and quiet places. The list of beaches can be found on our map.

Santa Elena Peninsula

This area forms an important part of Santa Elena Peninsula. It a transcendental component for the sustainability and connectivity for the management of the dry forest that makes up the sectors of Santa Elena and Murcielago

Activities

Sport Fishing

Sport fishing is an appealing activity in the area. It is important, for the residents of the area, that sport fishing is practiced in a sustainable way, in which the species are released, or a consumption commitment is created. In addition, fishermen have promised to protect the MMA (Marine Management Area) marine mantle and fish in certain areas so it does not affect the coral reefs.

KiteSurf

The beaches of La Cruz are by excellence one of the best spots to practice and learn Kitesurf in Costa Rica and the world. The amount of wind gusts makes the perfect marine space for professionals and beginners. There are several Kite Surf Academies where you can learn and venture into this interesting sport.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is a once in a lifetime opportunity since it allows us to explore areas and experience sensations that would otherwise not be available to us. Thanks to the abundant marine life found in the Marine Management Area Bahía Santa Elena, it is possible to carry out this activity and observe thousands of underwater species. In addition, it is a privileged area. Currently this area is under several biological studies because it is home to some of the strongest corals to climate change and it is one of the few places in the world where you can find the rare black corals.

 

Snorkeling

Since the marine area of Santa Elena is protected by its residents, taking a snorkeling tour is the perfect activity to enjoy the fascinating aquatic ecosystem.

Bird Watching

One of the main attractions of La Cruz Coastal Tourist Corridor (CTC) is bird watching.

More than 200 species of birds can be observed in different habitats of the area which includes: primary dry tropical forest, secondary dry tropical forest, mangrove, open areas (savanna) and marine areas (pelagic birds).

You cannot miss the opportunity to visit Bolaños Island, which is a protected area of the Guanacaste Conservation Area (A.C.G.) where you can observe the nesting of the frigate bird and brown pelicans.

A great variety of amazing bird species, from great raptors to hummingbirds, awaits you in this beautiful part of the country.

Whale Watching

The protected marine area of La Cruz is frequented by these incredible mammals during certain seasons. Be amazed by the huge humpback whales and other cetaceans, this is an activity you don’t want to miss.

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