The bohemian, surfer-cum-hippie vibe reigns supreme on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, once home a scrappy fishing hamlet and now one of Costa Rica’s most desirable coastal destinations. Our Santa Teresa and Mal País travel guide takes you to these twin beach towns, which welcome all … [Read more...]
Nicoya Costa Rica
Stretching nearly 90 miles from south to north, the rugged Nicoya Peninsula rises from pristine beach into arid lowlands and dripping rainforests – to a strip of land drenched in golden sun, bordered by a ribbon of powdery beaches, and edged by sapphire sea. Rustic roads (often accessible only with 4WD) and sandy villages, home to both rustic surf shacks and boutique hotels, sprinkle the peninsula, an enchanting place of nesting sea turtles and howling monkeys, of perfect surf barrels and wildlife reserves, of salty breezes and midnight dips in the ocean.
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Beaches, and waterfalls, and surf – oh my! Our Montezuma travel guide whisks you away to the secluded, bohemian and completely chill, oceanfront Montezuma – a town relatively untouched by tourism. (It has its location – the rough and rugged Nicoya Peninsula – to thank for that.) The result? While … [Read more...]
It’s not just palm trees that line the sun-bleached coastline of Samara beach; this town-on-the-sea is home to beachfront restaurants, a little nightlife, and many other amenities for a quiet beach town. Our Samara travel guide takes you to the family-friendly white sands of this one-stop-shop for … [Read more...]