Northern Nicoya: Stellar Surfing

If you’ve spent time on Costa Rica’s lush Caribbean coast or in its cool highlands, the Nicoya Peninsula’s landscape may seem like a non-sequitur.

This region’s tropical dry forests and savannah seem more appropriate for East Africa than Central America.

The climate is drier and warmer—low 90’s to high 60’s—than other parts of the country, and dependably sunny.

Man surfing a wave off the beach of Northern Nicoya

From November to April, monthly rainfall is minimal. Even during the May to October green season, afternoon rains are usually intense and brief.

Beneath the shining sun and Pacific sunsets, dozens of beaches line the coast. Some are perfect for surfing, others for swimming.

Sand colors range from dark volcanic to shell-white.

Rocky tan shoreline of a beach in Northern Nicoya, Costa Rica

Sport Fishing, Wildlife Tours, Whitewater Rafting, and Horseback Riding

Visitors can enjoy sport fishing, canopy tours, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mangrove wildlife tours.

From August to December, nesting turtles can be observed. The country’s best dive sites and golf resorts are also located here.

The beach towns and resorts of the Northern Nicoya are easily reached from Liberia’s international airport.

Large school of fish photographed swimming underwater on a scuba expedition in Costa Rica

Most of the large resorts are within an hour’s drive.

Tamarindo and Langosta, at the southern end of this coastline, can be reached by road or via domestic flights from San José and Liberia.

Farther south, you can explore the beaches and forest of the Central and Southern Nicoya.

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