Nicoya Peninsula

Nicoya Peninsula Travel Guide

Articles about Nicoya Peninsula

By Stirling Kelso

Travel + Leisure’s first-ever best beaches survey reveals where to plant your umbrella in the sand, whether you’re looking for seclusion or wildlife viewing.

Hotels in Nicoya Peninsula

An intimate, adults-only hotel with 12 teak-and-mahogany villas. Wraparound windows provide tantalizing views of the Pacific, but the hotel's biggest draw is its long list of activities, from watersports to voluntourism opportunities.

Restaurants in Nicoya Peninsula

Named after its now-deceased mascot, an 800 pound pink pig, Lola’s beach café continues to delight visitors with its idyllic scene at Playa Avellanas.

Things to do in Nicoya Peninsula

Just south of Quepos on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica are a series of wide, white-sand beaches backed by dense, tropical forest, mangrove swamps, and lagoons that serve as the home for hundreds of species of animals such as sloths, iguanas, and rare squirrel monkeys.