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Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Nicoya Peninsula

A Pacific coast idyll

Nicoya Peninsula tailor-made holidays


Hidden in the secluded coves of the Nicoya Peninsula, on Costa Rica's idyllic Pacific Coast, you'll find some of the country's most stunning white-sand beaches. Luxury boutique hotels provide cosseting bolt holes for spa relaxation, while nature-lovers are duly catered for with nesting turtles and wildlife-rich cloud forests. 

Northern Peninsula

The popular northern beaches fan out from the region's sun-soaked capital Tamarindo towards Santa Rosa National Park and the waterfall-dotted Guanacaste lowlands – regions rich in wildlife. The coastline here is an unparalleled delight, with wide golden sands backed by verdant forest. Although it can get (relatively) busy in high season as surfers and sun-worshippers flock to the larger resorts and the azure water and rolling swells of the Pacific. 

Beach at Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Southern Peninsula

Those looking for a more intimate tropical retreat head for the privately run hotels of the peninsula's secluded southern coast. Here the small bohemian town of Montezuma offers the perfect blend of beach holiday and rainforest and, while tourists head to the beach to relax, large groups of capuchin and howler monkeys can be found chilling out by the region's spectacular waterfalls. Then, in the sands around Punta Islita, your footprints might be the only ones for miles, disturbed occasionally by the shifting tide or the region's turtle population as whole stretches of the Nicoya Peninsula are popular nesting grounds for green, leatherback, Olive Ridley and loggerhead turtles.

Howler monkey in the Nicoya Peninsula


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Top itineraries in Nicoya Peninsula

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Wild Costa Rica & the Osa Peninsula

12-day tailor-made holiday from £5,470 pp incl. flights

Immerse yourself in the best of Costa Rica's natural world, discovering incredible wildlife and some truly breathtaking landscapes from towering volcanoes and dense rainforest to some of the continent's finest beaches.

Top places to stay in Nicoya Peninsula

Punta Islita, Costa Rica

Hotel Punta Islita, Nicoya Peninsula

Contemporary eco-accommodation

This upmarket beach resort is built along the Pacific coastline of Guanacaste, with rugged eco-luxury and spectacular views of the coastline.

Lagarta, Costa Rica

Lagarta Lodge, Nicoya Peninsula

Contemporary lodge

This boutique eco lodge sits on the Nicoya peninsula surrounded by winding rivers, turtle-dotted sandy beaches and tropical rainforests teeming with biodiverse flora and fauna. Enjoy timber-roofed suites, private decks, exquisite gastronomy and endless opportunities for wildlife spotting.

Ninta pool suite, Nantipa Hotel, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Nantipa Hotel, Santa Teresa, Nicoya Peninsula

Contemporary lodge

This luxury lodge is perfectly placed to explore Costa Rica's rugged Nicoya Peninsula, a turtle-dotted headland of white-sand, turtle-dotted beaches framed by jungles that hold the incredible amount of biodiversity alongside the likes of wildlife walks, spa treatments & al fresco fine dining.

When to go to Nicoya Peninsula

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