The Nicoya Peninsula is home to some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches, including Playa Samara, Montezuma and Santa Teresa. The region’s location provides it with year-long enviable weather, as well as a rich bio-diversity that make it one of those places that truly “hast it all”. Each beach in the region has its own personality and attracts completely different kinds of visitors; from the bohemians of Montezuma, to the surfing obsessed lovers of Santa Teresa. The Nicoya Peninsula is also known for the colonial city that gives it its name.
The town of Nicoya harbors one of Costa Rica’s richest cultural traditions, given that it was a crucial locale during colonial times. Its people follow ancient traditions so closely that it has been determined that it’s the place with the most longevous people in Costa Rica. The township of Nicoya is also strategic as a transportation hub to the province of Guanacaste. Its colonial structures and warm weather making it the country’s historical town by excellence.
- The fishing village of Malpais became a world renowned destination for surfers and international celebrities who become enamored by its natural surroundings.
- Santa Teresa homes various boutique resorts designed for complete relaxation and yoga getaways.
- The Peninsula is famous for its fruit, which some say is the secret for the locals’ longevity.
- Fishing is a popular activity in Nicoya and whether you like sport fishing or are in the market for a delicious meal, you will love seafood here.
- Several areas of the Nicoya Peninsula remain unspoiled by human hand, making them home to exotic animal species.
How To Get There
By Air: Domestic airlines Sansa and Nature Air both make the half hour flight from San Jose to Tambor. Mal Pais and Santa Teresa are an hour-long drive from Tambor.