The tropical dry forests of Junquillal Bay stay warm throughout the year. They make for a perfect adventure with beach camping and plenty of natural beauty to enjoy.

Visitors to Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge can camp on the beach, explore the mangrove swamps, or hike the trails throughout the dry forest. The hiking trails will present visitors with the opportunity to see several species of monkeys, iguanas and white tailed deer.

The refuge is open around the clock, but is open from 8 am - 4 pm for visitor information.

Weather and Packing List

The Northwest Pacific is one of the driest climates in Costa Rica. The beach areas have a fairly steady year round temperature with daytime highs averaging in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Night time lows are usually in the upper 70s. Precipitation varies through the year with the nicest weather between November and August.

Visitors should pack a bathing suit, towel, shorts, tee shirts, appropriate shoes, rain gear, sun block, and insect repellent.

Fun Fact: Junquillal Bay Wildlife Refuge is part of the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste World Heritage Site.

Nearby Destinations

Liberia59 km
Playa del Coco62 km
Playa del Coco94 km
Playa Hermosa92 km
Rincon de la Vieja69 km


Latitude: N 10° 57' 55.05"
Longitude: W 85° 41' 3.03"

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