Nestled on Pacific coast Guanacaste mountaintops and overlooking pristine nature, wildlife, rolling hills, and ocean views, Black Stallion Hills Costa Rica is your premier eco-adventure destination.
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With stunning beach shoreline, breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, wonderful mountain ranges and chain of volcanoes and lush, dense forests which play host to a fabulous array of exotic plant and wildlife, Guanacaste is the perfect destination for the active soul who is looking for an adventure travel and outdoor activities. There is plenty to do here from hiking and trekking dense jungles, to surfing some of the most incredible waves on the planet. And with its conservationist attitudes, Guanacaste has a superb array national parks, reserves and protected zones, which are home to the most stunning array of wildlife in the world.
Costa Rica offers more than you can imagine when it comes to outdoor activities. If you’re craving a healthy, relaxing lifestyle, Black Stallion Hills is your idea destination.
Known as ‘playas’ in Spanish, the beaches of Costa Rica are often referred to as the most idyllic and beautiful in the world. With a coastline that stretches over 1800 km (1100 miles), Costa Rica is home to a multitude of amazingly breathtaking beaches. Some of Costa Rica’s prettiest beaches can be found in the province of Guanacaste. In the 2011 Travellers Choice Awards, Trip Advisor ranks Tamarindo Beach in Top 10 Beaches in their 2011 Traveller Choice Awards.
From rocky shores to gorgeous palm tree lined white sand beaches, Costa Rica’s fantastic coast offers something for everyone. Golden sand beaches, gray sand beaches, black sand beaches, and pink sand beaches can be found dotted all along Costa Rica’s lush coastal plains, making this country a truly spectacular beach destinationToday, areas like Tamarindo are also becoming increasingly popular and little fishing villages are exploding all over the place, with more and more foreigners wanting to move here to find a piece of paradise. The beaches in the North Pacific Coast are some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire country. They are vast and always sunny, with endless coves and pristine shorelines just a short walk away from one another.
A surfer’s paradise, Costa Rica has been a top surfing destination for some time now. The point breaks, beach breaks and perfect lefts and rights found here, all make this tiny Central American country a leading surfer hotspot in the world today. Costa Rica has indeed become a favorite surfer hangout, whether a laid back afternoon of long boarding or for those who want to take on some of the more challenging waves found on the planet.
Guanacaste province is one of the best places to come surfing as the weather here is great and the beaches are equally stunning. Offering crystal clear waters, consistent breaks and a gorgeous backdrop, it is of little wonder that this province is now one of the best regions to surf in Costa Rica. Legendary and truly spectacular, Black Stallion Hills is only minutes from many world class waves such as Playa Avellanas, Playa Negro, Witches Rock, and Tamarindo Beach.
Boating & Sailing
Pacific Ocean sunsets are not to be missed. Experience a relaxing and unforgettable sailing under breathtaking colors.Taking your boat for a sail from Tamarindo Bay is a perfect getaway experience. It's a calm ocean with excellent sailing conditions, with a dolphin cabaret show that must be seen to be believed. All the yachts & boats are anchored just off the beach at no charge, however, one can pay the "local guy" who watches the boats 24/7. Tamarindo is a fantastic sailing destination!
For those looking to charter a boat or hop on a sailing cruise there are many boating tour companies available for day-time excursions and sunset booze cruises.
|Scuba diving in Guanacaste is superb as the water conditions here are near perfect most of the year. With plenty of beaches accessible to everyone, you do not have to worry about overcrowded diving zones as well, as you have miles and miles of remote coastline to dive in. One of the best scuba diving zones in Guanacaste has to be the Playa del Coco, located in the north of the Nicoya Peninsula. The beaches here are beautiful; however, the scuba diving here is amazing with a plethora of marine life to enjoy. Manta rays, sharks, whales, dolphins, turtles, eels, and schools of vibrant tropical fish can be seen swimming here everyday.|
Along with some of the best beaches and surfing in Costa Rica, Guanacaste is now also famous for its sportfishing. A top notch angling destination, this province gives the avid fishing enthusiast a number of different locations to fish from, which in turn means that no one region is ever overcrowded or teeming with boats. Add to this the excellent weather conditions found here, and one can enjoy fishing off the Guanacaste coast all day long.
There are a number of places where one can go to fish in Guanacaste. Marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dorado and roosterfish are just some of the many fish species found off the Nicoya Peninsula. Probably one of the best places to go fish and catch a bite is at Playa Ocotal. A small sandy beach, this town is an excellent fishing destination with a number of angling tours operating in the area. The nearby Playa Brasilito is also a great place to go fishing. Playa Flamingo which sits some 3 km north of Brasilito is another good fishing spot close by.
The province of Guanacaste is home to the largest number of golf courses in the country. Not only are these courses set amidst some of the most beautiful scenic backdrops, but they are truly world class. Located along Guanacaste’s famous beach front, these golf resorts offer wonderful oceanic views with first rate facilities and amenities. Playing here is a true joy for the avid golfer as the tees are lush and green with some truly superb landscaping and design
Right next door to Black Stallion Hills is Hacienda Pinilla, one of the finest golf courses in the country and five star resort. Designed by the famous Mike Young, this 7,500 yard 72 par 18-hole world-class golf course is surrounded by acres of Costa Rican forests and grassland. Other first rate courses In the areaGarra de Leon course at The Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort. An 18-hole 72 par course spread out over 7,030 yards, the Garra de Leon is designed by noted architect Robert Trent Jones III. The only championship course to be situated directly on the seashore, this golf course has sweeping fairways and large rolling greens.
The Four Seasons Resort in the Papagayo Gulf, the Royal Pacific Golf and Country Club in Playa Grande, the Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort in Tamarindo and the Costa Palmera Beach Estate in Playa Grande also offer popular golf getaways in the province.
|Canopy tours are an exhilarating and exciting way of touring a forest. Ideal for the adventurous and bold, these tours let you zip high above the forest canopy for a truly breathtaking adventure. A great way of exploring a forest without disturbing the plant and animal life in it, a canopy tour gives you an amazing panoramic view of the forestation below.|
|Eco tours in Guanacaste allow you to explore and appreciate the bounties of nature and the steep culture of the region. Its vast expanse of lush rainforest is abundant in exotic flora and fauna, offering bird watching and exciting canopy tours options for perfect eco adventures in lowland dry forests, golden beaches, windswept plains, magnificent volcanic ranges and subterranean national parks with miles of impressive coastline, Guanacaste is truly the land of riches.|
|Forming the eastern borders of Guanacaste are a chain of volcanoes that stretch out to join the Cordillera de Guanacaste and Cordillera de Tilaran mountain ranges. Offering some truly terrific hiking facilities, tourists can trek their way to the summit of a number of volcanoes, including Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Area, to enjoy some really breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Passing through lovely lush dense forests, which play host to a fabulous array of exotic plant and wildlife, many rare and endangered animals and birds live here including jaguars and tapirs.|
|The Costa Rican landscape is crisscrossed by trails that run through pastures, jungles and mountains in one of the world’s most spectacularly diverse environments. With stellar road biking past thriving rain forest, breathtaking waterfalls and captivating villages, ot surprisingly, the country is quickly becoming a hot spot for mountain biking. Mountain bike tours offer visitors an exciting way of seeing the country as it whizzes past—some navigate the base of the fuming Arenal Volcano while others plunge into the dense forests of Manual Antonio, taking riders to some of the finest destinations in the country. Readily available at all skill levels, these tours are often packaged with other action sports, such as rafting or kayaking, and frequently include overnight trips to several destinations.|
Beauty & Spa
There are a number of world-class spas in Guanacaste to spoil yourself in. Located at different places all across the province, these spas offer a wonderful respite from all your travels as you unwind with soothing body massages in some of the most incredible locations. Many of these spas are situated right along the beachfront and provide some stunning views as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. While many of Guanacaste’s hotels and resorts have their own spas, there are also a number of day spas in the province as well.
Hotel Punta Islita is a superb luxury resort in Guanacaste, which offers amazing spa treatments. Tamarindo, Playa Panama, the Golfo de Papagayo and Playa Conchal also have some wonderful spa resorts as well. Another terrific resort spa in Guanacaste is The Sanctuary Resort and Spa in Marbella near Playa Junquillal. For those who want to spend some quality time relaxing near Guanacaste’s Rincon de la Vieja National Park, there are a couple of lodges in the area, which offer spas. These mountain lodges offer a rustic lifestyle, while at the same time spoiling you and taking care of your every need.