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Costa Rica: Nicoya Peninsula

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Across the Golfo de Nicoya from the dry, cattle-ranch lands of isolated Guancacaste province, the bulky Nicoya Peninsula hangs over the Pacific Ocean. Equally denuded of forest as the adjoining mainland, it is culturally and physically cut off from the rest of the country: inland, dotted with small, modest towns far removed from the beach resorts on the bay-pocked coastline. Here, the road network – mostly unpaved - is scanty at best and many visitors use the airstrips dotted along the coastline to arrive by plane. Tamarindo, where the beaches are attacked by crashing Pacific rollers, is the focal point for tourist infrastructure.

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We specialise in creating bespoke holidays designed according to your specific requirements.

Our tailor-made holiday service includes:

  • • A dedicated and friendly specialist to guide you through the planning process
  • • Our unrivalled knowledge of the region based on over 36 years' of expertise
  • • Access to the widest range of accommodation and activity options
  • • Your perfect itinerary, crafted exclusively for you

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What our experts say

The weather and vegetation in the northern section of the Pacific (from Punta Islita to Golfo de Papagayo) is very different from the southern part. The dry forest in the north has what is euphemistically called a "golden season" during the months of November to May when the weather is very dry and the trees lose all their leaves. The rest of the year there is light rain but mainly falling in the afternoon (the more northerly you are, the drier it is).

Lina

Lina Fuller

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