The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica you can enjoy the Caribbean as well as the Pacific beaches. On the Pacific Coast you can find the Nicoya Peninsula which is the largest in Costa Rica and is located just south of the Northern Pacific Coast. The northern half of the Nicoya Peninsula is part of the province of Guanacaste and the southern half is Puntarenas. The Nicoya Peninsula is home to some of the most spectacular beaches and therefore is the most popular tourist destination in Costa Rica specially for everybody that wants to enjoy the sun and beach.

On the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica you can find everything from beautiful nature reserves and wildlife refuges to high end beach resorts, cultural towns, fields full with cattle, pineapples, corn etc, excellent waves for surfing and much more.

How to get to the Nicoya Peninsula; there are two international airports in Costa Rica “Daniel Oduber” in Liberia or “Juan Santamaria” in the capital San Jose. When you are in Costa Rica you can take a commuter flight to the Tambor Aiport or Samara Domestic airports, depending on which part of the peninsula you wish to explore. The Tambor Airport in situated next to the all inclusive resort Barceló Playa Tambor and Los Delfines Golf & Country Club, a recommendation to pay a visit.

With a warm climate year round, the Nicoya Peninsula is known for its great weather. Do keep in mind that during the rainy season from April to November several roads can get pretty tricky and sometimes impassable. You can drive to Puntarenas and take the Ferry which runs 6-8 times per day towards Paquera. The drive from San Jose to Puntarenas will take you on the new highway about 1 hour and 15 minutes, the ferry ride also takes you about 1 hour. The Ferry passes several island which is a beautiful scenery. Though this can often mean a long trip, it is well worth it, as the beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica are secluded and just spectacular.

Come and visit the Peninsula for rest and relaxation, or to play golf, tennis, kayaking, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking etc. If you are looking to spend some time on the beach we recommend the tiny beach villages Tambor, Montezuma and Mal País that have blossomed into amazing towns. My personal favorite is Los Delfines Golf & Country Club in Tambor. Close to Tambor you can find other beautiful beach town such as is Mal Pais, Montezuma, Playa Manzanillo, Cabuya, Coyote, Playa Samara, Playa Caletas.

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