Northern Guanacaste in Costa Rica is one of my favorite areas of the country.
With Playa Rajada being a paradise for landscape photographers, the Guanacaste Conservation Area (A World Heritage Site) as its backyard, the endless views of Salinas Bay, Jobo Bay, the Gulf of Santa Elena and the coast of Nicaragua. Although it is only one hour away from Liberia, it feels far from the masses, pure and natural.
A few weeks ago when the Costa Elena team invited me to explore and get to know their spectacular project in this area, I did not hesitate to visit. So Adrián and I packed our photographic equipment and flew to Liberia together with Gustavo, who was going to show us the best views.
Upon arrival, we were not sure what to expect, we had been told that the property and development of Costa Elena was in the mountains and had spectacular views. They did not dissappoint. In the lots adjacent to the Dreams Las Mareas hotel, we were welcomed and we passed the guard check point.
A few minutes later and what seemed like a developed and very tourist area, became a sensory, natural and remote experience. The forest of Guanacaste consumed us and suddenly, 360 degree views.
The infinite sea and the sense of scale that seems lost among such magnitude. Isla Bolaños, the bays, the volcanoes in the distance.
Costa Elena is undoubtedly a paradise that seeks to connect with local communities, promote ecotourism, adventure and invite national and foreigners to live in this area and encourage the economy while respecting the most important thing: the natural environment.
Exploring these views was an experience I didn’t know I wanted but oh how glad I was to explore them!
They assured me I still have a lot more to see in the area and I firmly believe it.
The beauty that hides inside northern Guanacaste is endless and overwhelming.
Luis Solano Pochet
CEO & Founding Photographer
“Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.”
Christy Ann Martine