The Nicoya Peninsula is an 80-mile long coastal corridor, home to a string of magnificent beaches and some wonderful places to stay, each designed with a conservationist’s eye.
One of only five of the world’s “Blue Zones,” Nicoya locals live measurably longer and healthier lives. This is thanks in part to their stunning natural environment and nutrient-rich diet.
There is stand-up paddle-boarding along mangrove lined rivers; deep sea fishing for marlin, red snapper and mahi mahi; hikes to waterfalls in nearby Montezuma and horseback rides in the surrounding hills.
But it is the wide, sandy, palm-fringed beaches that are Nicoya’s main draw. Nosara, Santa Teresa and Mal País are our favourites. Surfers and yogis gravitate here in numbers, lured by some of the best waves on the Pacific Coast.