Costa Rica Nicoya Peninsula
Explore endless stretches of soft sandy beaches, dotted with small, tranquil towns.
Across the Golfo de Nicoya from the dry, cattle-ranch lands of isolated Guancacaste province, the bulky Nicoya Peninsula hangs over the Pacific Ocean. Equally denuded of forest as the adjoining mainland, it is culturally and physically cut off from the rest of the country: inland, dotted with small, modest towns far removed from the beach resorts on the bay-pocked coastline. Here, the road network – mostly unpaved - is scanty at best and many visitors use the airstrips dotted along the coastline to arrive by plane. Tamarindo, where the beaches are attacked by crashing Pacific rollers, is the focal point for tourist infrastructure.
Holidays Nicoya Peninsula
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Costa Rica / Panama
Expedition cruise: Costa Rica, Panama and the Canal
15 days from £6,989pp
Panama / Costa Rica
Expedition cruise: Panama, the Canal and Costa Rica
16 days from £7,654pp
Explore and Relax in Costa Rica: Volcanoes to the beach
11 days from £2,730pp
Self-drive Costa Rica: Coast to coast adventures
14 days from £2,380pp
Where to go when - our guide to Nicoya Peninsula
The weather in Nicoya Peninsula is wide and varied
The sparkling bays and tranquil beach resorts of the Nicoya peninsula spread along the northern Pacific coast, separated from the rest of the country by the Gulf of Nicoya and the arid Guanacaste province. For maximum sunshine and next to no rain, head to the region from December to April. The small Leatherback Turtle population at Las Baulas Marine National Park nest from October to mid-February. Migrating humpback whales can be spotted from August – November.View our Nicoya Peninsula weather guide
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