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Explore the jungle-clad hills of the southern tip of Guanacaste, with stunning beaches and excellent hotels and lodges.

Located on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, the Nicoya Peninsula is ideal for those seeking to get off the beaten track. The area is made up of northern Guanacaste Province and southern Puntarenas Province. Their are some excellent surfing beaches such as Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Mal País in the south. Plus Playa Grande. located within Las Baulas National Marine Park. Leatherback turtles nest and hatch at Playa Grande. Olive ridley turtles arrive farther south at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. The region has several excellent hotels and lodges, including Punta Islita Hotel and the Nantipa Hotel.

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Nicoya Peninsula

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Nantipa Hotel

Stylish hotel with beachfront rooms in the heart of the Nicoya Peninsula.

8676 Lagarta Lodge

Lagarta Lodge

Wonderful location by the beach and two rivers with mangroves and forest. Ideal for nature lovers.

2045 Punta Islita Hotel

Punta Islita Hotel

An eco-luxury beachside hotel in an enviable location, with many included activities.