Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Amo La Vida


    One of the most intriguing shops in town, this eclectic emporium has exquisite local jewelry handmade in Tamarindo, plus exotic home-decorating...Read More

  • 2. Arte Guay


    This is the place to find the largest selection of local crafts and every imaginable souvenir, plus beachwear and sun hats. ...Read More

  • 3. Azul Profundo Boutique


    The theme of this Tamarindo boutique is “Don’t worry, be hippy” with a collection of upscale beachwear and jewelry ranging from tie-dye sundresses...Read More

  • 4. Boutique Jungle Avenue


    In the Centro Commercial Playa Carmen, this small store sells funky beachwear, as well as versatile skirts and tops, made by local designers. ...Read More

  • 5. CoCo Tales


    Delicate coconut carvings and sophisticated, one-of-a-kind jewelry made with polished amber, turquoise, and orange-toned spondylus shells are...Read More

  • 6. Coconut Harry's Surf Shop


    Along with surfing wear and gear, this funky, jam-packed shop has an interesting selection of jewelry and bottled hot sauces that will spice...Read More

  • 7. Del Monserrat Custom Jewelry Studio


    For a truly unique souvenir, have designer Esteban del Monserrat create a custom ring, necklace, or pair of earrings with natural gem stones...Read More

  • 8. Dragonfly Galería


    Weird, wacky, and wonderful, this arts-and-crafts gallery sells local art and carvings, plus shell, feather, and bead jewelry. Leonardo, the...Read More

  • 9. Galería & Souvenirs Sussy


    If you're looking for something in particular and you can't find it at this cluttered emporium, chances are they don't make it in Costa Rica...Read More

  • 10. Galeria La Floresta


    Visit this outdoor gallery to see a display of fantastical, stunning lamps and sconces made from driftwood, bamboo, and shells. Swiss artist...Read More

  • 11. La Gran Nicoya

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    You can get any souvenir you could possibly want at this lively emporium. There's also a restaurant, a coffee tour, and the occasional folklore...Read More

  • 12. Mandala

    Specialty Stores

    Yoga fans will swoon over the pretty yoga tops here, made of feather-light, Peruvian pima cotton. There are also yoga pants and cool beachwear...Read More

  • 13. Pranamar


    At the far-north end of Santa Teresa, the gift shop in this yoga-centered retreat sells exquisite jewelry from Bali, Guatemala, and local Costa...Read More

  • 14. Sámara Organics Market

    Local Specialties

    More than a market for a wide range of gluten-free and organic foods, this spacious, pleasant shop sells imported olive oils and other gastronomic...Read More

  • 15. The Silver Tree


    This elegant jewelry store is a cut above the usual souvenir shop, with beautiful handmade pieces from local artists as well as sophisticated...Read More

  • 16. Tica Massage and Studio Guiones

    Playa Guiones | Spa/Beauty

    Relaxing massages, facials, and salt glows in a jungle setting ($65 per hour) are available by appointment at Tica Massage. Under the same management...Read More

  • 17. Villa del Sueño


    The small but upscale gift shop at Villa del Sueño has colorful and flattering beach cover-ups, designed and made locally. They also sell a...Read More

  • 18. Calypso


    Owner Celine Price Annecy has raised the bar on beach fashion with fabulous Indonesian- and Mexican-style cover-ups and elegant, summery dresses...Read More

  • 19. Kaltak Art and Craft Market


    This souvenir emporium has five rooms of high-quality crafts and gifts, including organic-cotton blouses and dresses and traditional leather...Read More

  • 20. Librería Topsy


    For some intellectual stimulation at the beach, head to Librería Topsy, where you can buy or exchange books. There's also a wide selection of...Read More

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