Junquillal and around


Playa Junquillal is one of the finest beaches

the Pacific Ocean has to offer!

Situated in Guanacaste, Costa Rica northwest province, it boasts 2 kilometers of sandy beach, clear blue water and sometimes high breakers, ideal for surf, best point about 400 meters south from Casas Pelicano.

Contributing to Junquillal’s allure is

its village charm.

Only 200 people live here permanently.

There are just a few other lodging opportunities,

a handful of restaurants,

two stores and a school for 20 children.

Don’t come here with plans to go shopping, visit the disco, and rent noisy watercraft.

Come here for solitude, beach walks, lazy hours in the hammock and spectacular sunsets in a dry tropical environment.

In case you have forgotten the existence of the Milky Way, myriads of stars will refresh your memory in the summer nights.

In Costa Rica, there exist many different climate zones.

In Junquillal, we are lucky to have an extended dry season from November to May with temperature of 30-36° C ( 86 -96° F) without any rain and low atmospheric humidity.

These weather conditions are a specially attractive for all, who like to escape from winter time.


But rainy season also shows at it´s appealing by nature changing into impressive green.

During the months May to August,

it might rain a few times a week.

In Junquillal, most rainfall usually happens in September and October.

But it never gets cold, the lowest day temperatures might be 25°C (77°F) and at night around 20°C (68°F).

Here in Junquillal, all year round, lots of wild  animals like monkeys, iguanas, variegated squirrels, giant butterflies, humming birds, pelicans and many kinds of parrots are a common sight.

With luck you might see nesting turtles or watch whales on their way to the south.



To view and participate in our local culture, visit one of our fiestas. Once a year, even the smallest town has their own fiesta with bull riding as the main attraction, lots of local food and drink, and dancing into the night. Profits from the festival are donated to each town's social projects. When you go to a Fiesta in Costa Rica it means to enjoy yourself and help the people too.


The most famous fiesta in the area is in Santa Cruz, with bull riding twice a day, folklore dancing, and marimba music in every street.

Work stands still, banks are closed and everyone is out day and night in their best dress, partying and having family fun.

At other times Santa Cruz is just a picturesque country seat with colorful old wooden houses, as well as modern supermarkets, stores and offices.

By the way: twenty-five percent of Costa Rica territory has been designated as national parkland.

Costa Rica has more parks per capita than any country in the world.

Costa Rica is a natural living museum!

More activities could be horse back riding, hiking, birdwatching, fishing on the rocks and evendeep sea fishing.

Ovidio in Playa Callejones takes tourists to fishing excursions.


Day-long excursions to explore volcanoes and tropical dry forest with their imposing giant trees

or a trip on boat to admire aquatics and sea birds can be done individually or as guided tours.

Sunset and moon from Casas Pelicano's terrace
Sunset and moon