What you’ll find as a substitute are just a few villas and bungalows hiding in a lush jungle that envelopes a picturesque beach with tall palm timber, shiny turquoise waters and delicate tan sand. Northern Guanacaste is generally the Gulf of Papagayo and Salinas Bay. This area has a many stunning seashores and is well-known for good fishing, snorkeling, surfing and scuba diving.