NICOYA PENINSULA

NICOYA PENINSULA

The Nicoya Peninsular stands out more than 110 kilometers to the south of the extreme northeast of Costa Rica and it is the largest Peninsular in the country. Visitors can enjoy beautiful views of the coast, go swimming, sunbathe and go surfing. In this area you can also discover isolated beaches and small villages. There are some natural reserves, and a national park that you can visit. The main highway begins in Liberia and goes into the heart of the Peninsular, passing by villages such as Filadelfia and Santa Cruz, until you get to Nicoya, the largest village in the area. The road continues to the east until you get to the Puente de la Amistad over the Río Tempisque, whilst if you travel to the southeast, the route will take you to Naranjo Beach, where a ferry crosses to Puntarenas several times a day. The roads are asphalt and are in good condition. The majority of drivers arrive at the Peninsular via the Puntarenas Ferry (Naranjo or Paquera Beach), or via the bridge over the Río Tempisque, entering the area from the north to the south. There are also flights from SANSA or Travelair that travel from San José to Tamarindo, Nosara, Sámara and Tambor Beaches. It is an ideal place to spend several days resting by the seaside. Coco, Hermosa, Panamá and Ocotal Beach, are linked to Liberia via asphalt roads and a good bus service. The Liberia Airport receives international flights with passengers that stay in the tourist complexes on the north coast, and surfers that head to the best known beaches.