Nicoya Peninsula

Overview

The golden curve of the Nicoya Peninsula covers Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast. Its spectacular unspoilt beaches sit against a backdrop of lush rising national parks, offering some of the best sunsets in Latin America!

Sparsely populated and slow-paced, Nicoya is a slightly under-the-radar eco tourism hotspot with thickly forested mountain landscapes and miles of undisturbed.

The beaches have a pristine, untamed beauty with flat, soft stretches of sand that melt into the frothy shores of the Pacific. And on the remote southern peninsula there are hidden coves, islets and tiny beaches to explore. The roads are best navigated by 4×4, with breathtaking coastal scenery to explore along the way.

The northern Pacific coast is a world-class surfing region with fierce breaks, jutting reefs and huge rollers coming in from the ocean. It’s even featured in a few surf movies, especially around the secluded Potrero Grande, which can only be reached by boat and is where a lot of pro surfers hang out.

Nicoya Peninsula’s lush mountainous scenery invites adventure, playing host to protected wildlife areas like Mogensen Nature Reserve, rife with butterflies and endemic birdlife. This is a great place to find some of Costa Rica’s lesser-spotted mammals including pumas, jaguars and ocelots.

Lightfoot Travel’s Central American team are well travelled throughout the Nicoya Peninsula and they’ll use that knowledge to offer impartial advice on the best eco lodges and experiences for your tailor-made luxury tour.

Nicoya Peninsula Properties

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Casa Chameleon

Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula

This luxury boutique resort is located on the remote southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Mal País, one of Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets. Set in the rainforest across from the Pacifi…

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Flor Blanca

Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula

This luxury boutique resort is set in the jungle on an unspoiled beach with white sands and wild surf, on the remote Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. San José airport is 2…

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Four Seasons Papagayo

Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula

Just above the Gulf of Papagayo sits Four Seasons Papagayo majestically, set up high on the cliffs. The resort encapsulates all the elements of an outstanding holiday property – it offers …

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Harmony Hotel

Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula

Set in lush tropical gardens moments from the stunning Playa Guiones, a world-class surfing spot near the sleepy town of Nosara on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, this low-key, eco-chic bea…

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