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. Palo Verde National Park

    Because this dry deciduous forest is less dense than a rain forest, it's much easier to spot the fauna along the hiking trails, including white-tailed...Read More

  • 2. Barra Honda National Park

    A mecca for speleologists, the caves beneath the 1,184-foot Barra Honda Peak were created millions of years ago by erosion after the ridge emerged from...Read More

  • 3. Curú National Wildlife Refuge

    Established by former farmer and logger-turned-conservationist Frederico Schutt in 1933, this 106-hectare (262-acre) refuge is named after the indigenous word for the spiky-barked pochote trees...Read More

  • 4. Isla Tortuga

    This idyllic, unpopulated island has a white-sand beach fronting clear turquoise water, where you'll see a good number of colorful fish, though in the company...Read More

  • 5. Parque Marino del Pacífico


    To get an idea of what's swimming under the Gulf of Nicoya, visit this modest aquarium and marine park. You'll see crocodiles, pelicans, sea...Read More

  • 6. Playa Carmen

    This Blue Flag beach, sometimes referred to as El Carmen, is just a stone's throw from the commercial development along the beach road, so it...Read More

  • 7. Playa Langosta

    This Blue Flag beach is actually two beaches: To the north is an upscale residential area where every foot of beachfront has been built up;...Read More

  • 8. Playa Malpaís

    South of the bustle of Playas Carmen and Santa Teresa, this Blue Flag beach is quieter and rockier, with interesting volcanic formations. The tougher surfing...Read More

  • 9. Playa Sámara

    This is the perfect hangout beach, with plenty of shade, bars, and seafront restaurants to take refuge in from the sun. Devoid of rip currents...Read More

  • 10. Playa Santa Teresa

    Playa Carmen seamlessly segues into Playa Santa Teresa, about 1 km (½ mile) to the north. This flat, sandy Blue Flag beach is edged by...Read More

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