The Best of Guanacaste

Expressed Through Art

Featured photo “Dia de la Lava Ropes,” Artist: Susan Adams


Guanacaste is an amazing province of Costa Rica, where the mangroves meet the oceans and the jungles reach the sandy beaches. It’s a land full of lush biodiversity, where the people have unique folklore and traditions that will transport you to another time and place. When taking a scenic drive you will see stunning landscapes, encounter cattle or oxen working the fields, visit marketplaces and absorb the culture. Or perhaps you will go snorkeling or diving to experience the underwater world beneath us. 

Artists Jonathan Minshull; bottom row: Artist Xochitl Sierralta


Artist Carlos Hiller

Paying homage to the region and its people are the local artists, whose paintings and sculptures depict these many sights and scenes. Their flair and ability to capture the essence of the country allow the viewer to embark on a journey through these artists’ eyes and souls. The magnificent splendor of this northwestern province and its people naturally lends itself to a perfect harmony of colors on canvases where artists find a never-ending source of creativity and inspiration.


For many years Guanacaste lacked a place to showcase the artists that captured this spectacular land. But in 2010 a fine-art gallery opened just five kilometers from the Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia. The Hidden Garden Art Gallery now follows the careers of professional, well-established and emerging artists, while providing students an opportunity to experience visual arts, learn about art and artists, and enhance their ability to express themselves creatively.

“Nosara Horses,” by Al Alexander

“The gallery continues to be a vital asset to the region to have such a large space totally devoted to the arts and Costa Rica,” says resident artist, Carlos Hiller, whose career began with painting tranquil imagery of the dense rainforests and jungles of Costa Rica. Hiller later plunged into the sea and marveled at the beauty of the Guanacaste waters as inspiration for his metal sculptures. 


“Aceleración,” Artist Carlos Hiller


Now known for hosting works of more than 70 artists, the Hidden Garden Art Gallery continues upholding its mission to explore and expand culture and arts in Guanacaste.


Whether it’s the tropical surroundings, the magnificent seaside sunsets, or the friendliness of the “Guanacastecan” people, this breathtaking region awaits you. With its vast array of paintings and sculptures, the Hidden Garden Art Gallery embodies the best of Costa Rica, expressed through art. Stop in for a visit and enjoy the view! 

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