The Nicoya Peninsula is the largest peninsula of Costa Rica. It lies just south of the North Pacific Coast of the country, across the Gulf of Nicoya Puntarenas. Here are inserted some of the most beautiful beaches and calm, making the peninsula one of the most popular tourist destinations, ideal for lovers of relaxation in the sun surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes.
The beaches can be accessed at the Nicoya Peninsula are many. It highlights the following:
Flamingo Beach, a luxury resort with white sand, luxurious homes, several hotels and expensive restaurants. It is a very quiet place where you can go fishing.
Playa Conchal, whose name derives from the large number of snails in which it accumulates. Surrounded by a tropical dry forest, the beach is white sand and the sea is crystal clear. This near Flamingo.
Playa Tamarindo, is one of the most popular places of the peninsula. The long bay of Tamarindo is ideal for swimming and long walks on the beach, as well as golf, boat trips, horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and surfing. The village offers several restaurants and bars to enjoy the nightlife. It has several hotels, restaurants and shops.
Avellana and Playa Negra, especially popular with surfers. Vanilla does not have a highly developed infrastructure and is known for its strong waves, especially surfers. The sandy beach is clear and there are almost no people. Playa Negra (located further south) has darker sand.
Montezuma, is a small town southeast of the peninsula, very wild and picturesque, which still breathes an air of hippie. Its beach is one of the most beautiful of Costa Rica. Destination mainly for young people (age or spirit). This destination can be a variety of activities: horseback riding, biking, sport fishing and barecitos and there are many small restaurants that are full of life when the sun falls.
The Nicoya peninsula was blessed with great weather, hot in most of the time. However, from April to November it becomes a little wet and the roads can be a bit tedious agreed by the overflowing of rivers. In these cases, the only way to reach this place is going to take the ferry from Puntarenas Paquera up. It may be time to get to any beach out of San José, capital of Costa Rica, but it’s worth to meet face to face with relaxing and incredible beaches.
How to get there?
The northern part of the peninsula is part of the Guanacaste province, while the southern part of the province of Puntarenas. The best way is either through the International Airport or the Daniel Oduber International Airport Juan Santamaría. While traveling in Costa Rica, you can also land at the airport or Internal Drum Samara, depending on which part of Spain decides to explore.