Nicoya Peninsula

Costa Rica - Pacific Costa Rica

Once the destination of choice for hippies and surfers, Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula graces many travel brochures with its magnificent golden beaches fringed with tropical rainforest.

Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula lies in the north-west corner of Costa Ricas in easy reach of San Jose by land or short hopper flight. Today, large resorts dot much of the coastline yet travel away from the towns and you will find gorgeous boutique hotels tucked above miles of unspoilt beaches. Divided between Guanacaste Province in the north and Puntarenas in the south, Nicoya stretches 120km from head to toe. It offers a huge range of options from bustling, tourist towns such as Tamarindo to smaller, more secluded beach destinations such as Malpais, Santa Teresa and Nosara. Inland, Nicoya is much overlooked yet there is excellent walking, wildlife-spotting and adventure in the surrounding forest and national parks.

Nicoya Peninsula Hotels


An award-winning retreat amidst magnificent rainforest and pristine beaches, Flor Blanca is a beautiful resort on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. Small and intimate, the hotel blends beautifully with the surrounding jungle where tropical birdsong competes with crashing waves and the stylish facilities create a laid-back atmosphere, the very essence of Costa Rica. Pure relaxation aside, you can fish, horse-ride, surf the famous waves of Santa Teresa, whistle through the canopy on a zip-li...

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Cala Luna Boutique Hotel$$$$

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