Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste

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Located close to the beach resort town of Tamarindo, where the surfing is superb and the beaches are beautiful lies the tiny village of San Jose de Pinilla. Sitting in the north of Guanacaste province, this town has recently come into the spotlight due to the presence of the fantastic development project of the Hacienda Pinilla, one of the best golf resorts in Central America with houses, villas, vacation rentals and hotels. This development also has its own private beaches!

Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course

Designed by renowned architect Mike Young, this 7500-yard 72 par world class golf course is a pleasure to play on for the avid golfer. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and well maintained courses in the region, the Hacienda Pinilla is a must visit for the avid golfer. The green fees are a bit steep here at US$ 125 person during the high season. However, it is worth it, if you have a passion for the game.

Activities

Some other activities that you can also enjoy in the area besides golf is hiking, bird watching, sportfishing, surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, mountain biking and a good game of beach volleyball. If you happen to stay at the Hacienda Pinilla resort one has the option of staying in stunning ocean-view home, quaint cottages and luxury condos that dot the area. Since this resort is quite expensive, one can stay in Tamarindo and then drive out here to experience the championship golf course and incredible equestrian center.

Getting to Hacienda Pinilla

To get here you can either land at the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia and then drive out to the town just before called Villareal then continue to head south (do not turn off to Tamarindo) then you will arrive to it on the right. Alternatively you can catch a domestic flight directly to Tamarindo airport from any domestic airport in Costa Rica then take a taxi. The beautiful beaches of Playa Avellana and Playa Negra are just south of near by Hacienda Pinilla also known as San Jose de Pinilla.
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