Naranjo Beach - Santa Rosa National Park

Size: 38,674 hectares (95,565 acres)
Distance from Liberia: 65 kilometers (40 miles), approximately 90 minutes travel time one way, excluding stops
Climate: Average temperature 28ºC (82ºF), with annual precipitation of 1,500 Mm (59 in.)



At Santa Rosa National Park enjoy the flora and fauna of one of Central America’s most important dry forest regions while relaxing on a virtually untouched Pacific beach as the sun sets over the famous surfer’s haven, Witch’s Rock.

Santa Rosa offers something for everyone with a variety of ecosystems within its borders including forests, mangrove swamps, savannahs and beaches with a correspondingly wide-ranging variety of flora and fauna. Vegetation comes in all sizes from massive Guanacaste trees to mid-sized Oaks down to humble grasses. Since many of the trees in the park lose their leaves in the dry season to conserve moisture, from January to May the landscape is as surreal as it is varied!

Not surprisingly, Santa Rosa is host to hundreds of types of animals with no less than 115 species of mammals in attendance, of which more than 50 are bats! There are also some 250 species of birds, 100 species of amphibians and reptiles and more than 10,000 species of insects of which no less than a third are butterflies and moths!

Then there’s the beach! Fringed with mangroves and visited by turtles by night, the beaches of Santa Rosa park provide the visitor with a pristine experience, unblemished by commercial development.


Our Tour

We pick you up at your hotel between 7:00 and 8:00 am, depending on your location, making a stop in Liberia to buy water and a picnic lunch if desired.

There are several sightseeing options to choose from in the park depending on how you want to spend your day:

  • La Casona – explore Costa Rica’s history with a brief tour of the ranch house and corrals that were the scene of the Battle of Santa Rosa.

  • Trails – there are all kinds of trails that allow you to view the multitude of habitats within the park.

  • Beaches – ideal for surfing, walking or just soaking up the sun.

  • Sunset watching – see one of the best sunsets on the Pacific coast!

Picnic lunch on the beach.

Return to the hotel between 6:30 and 8:00 pm, depending on whether or not you stay to watch the sunset on the beach.


Recommended Dress

Shorts, hat and comfortable footwear. Wear bathing suit under clothes as there are no changing facilities at the beach.


What to Bring

Camera, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, lots of drinking water, snacks and picnic lunch, bathing suit, towel and cash for the National Park entrance fee. Please pack everything compactly in a beach bag or backpack as there is no vehicle access to the beach so everything must be carried in by each guest.



Full-day tour - pick up 7:00 to 8:00 am and drop off 6:30 to 8:00 pm.


Participation Requirements

Able to walk four kilometers (two and a half miles) to the beach, carrying your own belongings.


Reservations / Contact Us

To book your tour, airport pick up / drop off, hotel transfer or Rincon de la Vieja shuttle:

Telephone: (506) 8899-8149 (dial 011 before the number when calling from the US or Canada)

Our working schedule: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm. Costa Rica, Time Zone UTC-6

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