About Guanacaste

The ideal location for business expansion

Guanacaste is a vibrant and growing region. Located in the northwestern corner of Costa Rica along the Pacific Coast, Guanacaste has a population of 280,000 and is home to national parks and beaches, and thriving industrial and commercial developments, making it a great place to live, work and invest.

Highly qualified population

With 97.9% literacy and a large part of the population multilingual

Modern amenities and services

Access to drinking water, renewable energy.

The location is ideal for logistics

Robust infrastructure, Free Zone status, available land, existing commercial space, access to highways, an international airport, seaport and the Nicaraguan border, Solarium offers a strategic location for the establishment of operations.

High quality of life

According to Dan Buettner's studies, the Nicoya Peninsula has the lowest mortality rates and the second highest concentration of male centenarians in the world.

Quality of health care & education

Access to private and public health facilities, schools and universities.

Why Guanacaste?

The North Pacific area of Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches and Pura Vida lifestyle. However Liberia and its surrounding areas has also become the most dynamic location in the national economy and the center for companies in the food sector, aquaculture, services, research, clean energy and space propulsion industries.

Ad Astra Rocket, a Houston-based company, has its facilities in Liberia. There, it has developed research on space propulsion technology and the use of hydrogen for clean energy generation. Interesting developments in agriculture and aquaculture in the region have been making efficient use of waste from its operations for energy generation from biomass or plantations for biofuel generation.


The best country for a
Comfortable retirement

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Invest in

2019 Best Countries Rankings

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Northern Pacific Zone development indicators

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Year-round pleasant climate (77 to 95 F)
Incredible landscapes and unparalleled biodiversity
Unlimited alternatives of activities and sports.
Quality of Health care and education

Additional incentives to
locate outside the GMA

Free Trade Zones are an important part of Costa Rica’s strategy to attract foreign investment

Tax incentives and benefits are standardized eliminating the need for individual negotiations. Businesses located outside the metropolitan area (GMA) in FTZ, such as Solarium enjoy greater incentives.


Tax Exemption

Without the limit*


First 12 years

Income tax exemption


Next 6 years

Income tax exemption

* - Tariffs on exports and imports - Tax on the retention of royalties and fees. - Interest tax. - Sales tax on the local purchase of goods and / or services - Stamps

Daniel Oduber Quirós

Guanacaste International

Served by the main airlines of America, Canada and Europe makes travel and freight shipping to and from the Free Trade Zone easy.

The Cargo Terminal at the airport provides additional facilities for the export and import of goods.

1,2 M

Passenger in 2019


Movements in 2019


most important
airport in Costa Rica



Air Canada
Toronto – Pearson
Seasonal: Montréal – Trudeau
Air Transat
Seasonal: Montréal – Trudeau
Alaska Airlines
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Austin (begins November 2, 2021)
Dallas / Fort Worth
New York – JFK
Seasonal: Boston
Copa Airlines
Panama City – Tocumen
Delta Airlines
Los Angeles
Seasonal: Minneapolis / St. Paul
Frontier Airlines
Orlando (begins November 11, 2021)
Los Angeles
New York – JFK
Seasonal: Boston
Seasonal: Amsterdam
Sansa (domestic)
San José – Juan Santamaría
Nosara, Quepos, Tamarindo, Tambor
Southwest Airlines
Denver (begins November 13, 2021)
Houston – Hobby
Seasonal: Baltimore
Sun Country Airlines
Seasonal: Dallas / Fort Worth, Minneapolis / St. Paul
Sunwing Airlines
Toronto – Pearson
TUI Airways
London – Gatwick
Houston – Intercontinental Seasonal: Chicago – O'Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco
West Jet
Toronto – Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary

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