Climate and Location
Location and Climate
Only 30 minutes away from the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Filadelfia is positioned on a major highway on the way to Pacific coast beach towns. Traveling to Liberia, Guanacaste’s largest business hub, only takes about 25 minutes. Here professionals have access to all the services they would find in San Jose like banks, hotels, hospitals, and department stores.
The trendy beach town of Tamarindo, famous for its development and affluent foreign culture, is only 45 minutes away from Filadelfia. Popular beaches in the area include Playa del Coco (30 minutes away) where tourists can take a walk on the boardwalk, Playa Panama (25 minutes away) where tourists can sunbathe on the white sand, and Playa Hermosa (35 minutes away) where one can experience a true snorkeling adventure.
People living in Filadelfia have many options for leisure and adventure activities. The Papagayo Golf & Country Club is only 15 minutes from the center of Filadelfia and is open to the public with a reservation. The 18-hole golf course and country club offers 335 acres of peace and tranquility to local residents.
Playa Conchal’s Golf Club, Resort & Spa offer opportunities for a day of relaxation and unparalleled recreation including fishing and water sports. The Occidental Grand Papagayo and the Hotel Riu All Inclusive resort bring many high-end business people to the region, and local highways and infrastructure have been improved to service the area.
Rincon de la Vieja National Park is the closest volcano that residents can visit, only one hour to the north of Filadelfia. Apart from the hikes to the volcano’s craters, the park has a wealth of activities including tubing, mountain biking, waterfall swimming, warm springs, and mud baths. Diria National Park and Barra Honda National Park are also less than an hour away and great for nature lovers.
Guanacaste is one of the driest provinces in Costa Rica, and even its so called “rainy” season (which is technically from June to October but in reality only consistently includes the months of September and October), doesn’t deter travelers from visiting. This rainy season—or green season, as it is referred to locally—gives inhabitants an excuse get up early and take advantage of the morning sun before the clouds and showers move in during the late afternoons.
Filadelfia enjoys an increase in business and tourism during the high season beginning in November and lasting well into June.