Nicoya peninsula

A pearl in the Costa Rica Pacific Ocean side

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The Nicoya Peninsula is separated from the mainland of Costa Rica by the Gulf of Nicoya.

The northern part of Guanacaste is arid plains. The peninsula extends 140 km south where the landscape becomes more humid and mountainous.

Tourism and residents are concentrated along the coast while the interior is sparsely populated.
The campaign of the Nicoya Peninsula is overlooked by most travelers, but those who deviate from the beaten track will find great wealth in terms of ecotourism.

The Nicoya Peninsula is characterized by its many beaches.
Water sports such as surfing, fishing, snorkeling and diving animate coastal villages. Most regions were discovered by surfers.
The Pacific coast of Costa Rica has one of the best golf surf coast in the world.

Diverse ecosystems provide habitat for many species of plants and animals. As all Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula offers spectacular natural sites, beaches turtles, caves, birding areas, maritime assets protected in several nature reserves, wildlife…

The Nicoya Peninsula has two different seasons: the dry season begins in late November and until May the sun floods the earth. Many trees shed their leaves and cars on the rutted dirt roads stir up clouds of dust covering foliage road with a dull brown layer. The first rains to relieve the dry season arrive in May.

The Nicoya Peninsula is divided into two provinces: Guanacaste which occupies the largest party in the north, and the province of Puntarenas in the south.

Photos of the Nicoya Peninsula

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