Unlike the Nicoya Peninsula's northern neighbor Guanacaste, the Nicoya Peninsula has remained a bit more raw.
The beautiful terrain of the Nicoya Peninsula is hugged by the Pacific coast to the west and the Nicoya Gulf to the east, both known for great fishing. Beautiful beaches and communities backed by lush, green tropical forests is the norm in this mostly unpaved part of the country.
If your going off road hop in your 4x4 and if you're not just bring your surfboard and a smile because we're headed for the Nicoya Peninsula!
In the North you'll encounter the lovely Pacific beach town of Playa Samara, a favorite amongst tourist and locals alike.
heading south towards the tip of the peninsula the next major stop is Playa Santa Teresa, many surf competitions are held at this wavy beach. After you pass the Cabo Blanco Nature reserve (the southernmost tip of the peninsula) stop into Mal Pais, a new coastal hot spot that features great surfing and a cool, laidback atmosphere.
Continuing along the southern coast of the Nicoya Peninsula another great stop is Montezuma, a charming beachtown with a top notch beach and two waterfalls for cliff diving (at your own risk) the other waterfall is dangerous do not attempt diving there.
Our last stop is on this journey is Playa Tambor, a fantastic place to snorkel and if you get a chance to go on a boat there is a good chance to see whales!