Best of the Nicoya Peninsula
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- Best Surfing Beaches in Costa Rica
- Costa Rica’s Unique Retreats & Resorts
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Guaitíl: Ancient pottery traditions are kept alive at this charming village, where you can witness ceramics being crafted in age-old fashion.
Tempisque Safari Ecological Adventure: Remote it may be, but this wildlife rescue center and zoo is one of the nation’s finest. A visit includes a wildlife-filled boat tour on the Río Tempisque.
Marino Las Baulas National Park: Here, surfers can enjoy consistent action while nature lovers can kayak or take boat trips in search of crocodiles, birds, and other wildlife in the reserve behind the beach. The highlight in season is a chance to witness giant leatherback turtles laying eggs.
Ostional National Wildlife Refuge: Site of a unique mass turtle nesting, this remote reserve has few services, but the experience of witnessing an arribada will be seared in your memory for the rest of your life.
Nosara: Beautiful beaches, cracking surf, plentiful wildlife, and a broad choice of accommodations combine to make Nosara a choice destination.
Flying Crocodile Ultralight Flight: Nothing short of space flight can beat the thrill of an ultralight flight along the Nicoya coastline.
Isla Tortuga: Stunning beaches, nature trails, warm turquoise waters, and plenty of water sports await passengers on day cruises to this gorgeous little isle off southeast Nicoya).
Cabo Blanco Absolute Wildlife Refuge: This remote reserve is unrivaled locally for wildlife-viewing, with all the main critters on show.
Malpaís and Santa Teresa: These burgeoning yet offbeat communities are the gateway to Playa Santa Teresa, the perfect spot to bag some rays, ride the waves, and chill.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Costa Rica, 8th Edition