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Try not to limit yourself to Nicoya; the wider region features a treasure trove scenic and cultural attractions waiting to be explored. Approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) away you'll find Nosara. Head here to enjoy the Nosara Wildlife Rescue and Frog Pad.
About 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the north of Nicoya is Liberia, an important regional center home to Liberia Parque Central, Reserva Biologica Lomas Barbudal and Church of La Ermita La Agonia. If you are after more entertainment it's worth investigating Santa Rosa National Park, Africa Mia and Parque Nacional Palo Verde before heading back to Nicoya.
Expand your mind by visiting Costa Rica's thought-provoking nature museums.
Head outdoors and get amongst it in the Nicoya area. Try your hand at hiking or give zip-lining a try. Experience a side of Costa Rica most visitors don't see by spending time with a passionate local guide on one of the guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours.
To really get a taste for the area in which you are traveling, make sure you stop in at the region's restaurants. Often, these are the best spots to meet friendly locals as well as sample common dishes. Pork and also chicken are regularly used as components in dishes in this area. Casado and arroz con pollo (rice and chicken) are common meal choices for visitors and locals alike. To complete your Costa Rica meal, be sure to order tres leches (custard flan). If you're feeling thirsty, pull up a bar stool and try a Bavaria while you're in Costa Rica. This is one of the region's most beloved beers. To try a beverage that is a little different try out Ron Centenario, a popular spirit. And, no matter what time of day it is, Costa Rica is a great place to order fresco de frutas (fruit shake).
When the time comes to leave Nicoya, you'll be sure to bid this place a fond "Adiós" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be leaving with special memories and photos that you'll have for years to come.
Situated in Nicoya, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nicoya Colonial Church and Recaredo Briceno Park. Barra Honda National Park is 9 mi (14.5 km) away.
Situated in Nicoya, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Nicoya Colonial Church and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Recaredo Briceno Park. Barra Honda National Park is 8.7 mi (13.9 km) away.
Situated in Nicoya, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Nicoya Colonial Church and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Recaredo Briceno Park. Barra Honda National Park is 8.8 mi (14.2 km) away.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Safari Surf School and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Nosara Beach. Nosara Wildlife Rescue and Garza Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated on the waterfront, this bed & breakfast is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Carrillo Beach and 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from Samara Beach. Garza Beach and Nosara Beach are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Carrillo hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Carrillo Beach and 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from Samara Beach. Garza Beach and Nosara Beach are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Safari Surf School, Nosara Beach, and Nosara Wildlife Rescue. Garza Beach and Ostional National Wildlife Refuge are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in Nosara, this lodge is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Nosara Wildlife Rescue and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ostional National Wildlife Refuge and Safari Surf School. Nosara Beach and Garza Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).