To the south
To visit the other beaches that are in the south you need to get back onto the main Peninsula road and pass by Nicoya, 23 km to the south of Santa Cruz. The dirt roads to the south lead to Nosara, Garza, Sámara and Carrillo Beach, it also leads to Ostional National Refuge for Wildlife. In Nosara, Sámara and Carrillo there are landing strips for regular flights. The paves roads to the east of Nicoya pass by the Barra Honda National Park and lead to the Punte de la Amistad, which takes you to the central region of Costa Rica. To the southeast, the roads to Naranjo Beach and the Puntarenas Ferry pass by the communities of Jicaral and Lepanto, the majority of the road is paved. If you also would like to go to Paquera to visit the Tambor, Montezuma, Cabo Blanco and Mal País beaches, take the detour that is at the gas station before you get to quay of Naranjo Beach (there are signposts) and take a detour on the right hand side on a paved road that is in good condition until you get to Paquera, here you can take the ferry to Puntarenas. For those that travel by bus it is difficult to get to Montezuma beach and other areas, so you will need to return to Puntarenas and take the ferry to Paquera.