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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