Meaning ‘Holy Cross’ in English, the historic city of Santa Cruz is located in Guanacaste, and is considered to be the second most important city in the province after Liberia.
Santa Cruz holds the distinction of being the national folklore city, thanks to its commitment to keeping its traditions and customs alive, including traditional dance, musical instruments, food and drink, it was declared the Folklore City by the Central American Institute of Tourism. The canton has delightful folklore attracting many tourists and has more special tourist areas than any other canton in the province. Part of the Guacamaya tourist center is here as well as splendid beaches of Potrero, Conchal, Brasilito, Grande, Tamarindo, Langosta and Avellana.
Highlights of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste: