The town of Nicoya is located in the Province of Guanacaste in the center of the Nicoya Peninsula bounded on one side by the Gulf of Nicoya and the other by the Pacific Ocean. The city is Costa Rica’s first colonial city and contains the oldest church in the country, Parraquia San Blas (constructed in 1644).
Nicoya serves as a transport hub to Guanacaste’s beaches and national parks. Guanacaste has exquisite National Parks, where you can take guided tours of a cave system, ATV through a mountain range, take an eco-tour and hike the forest, or zip-line down through the trees. Some of the most gorgeous beaches are within 45 minutes of Nicoya. There you can snorkel, surf, fish, ski or just lay on the beach taking in the picturesque views. Nearby beaches and parks include:
Barra Honda National Park – 22 km (13 miles)
Monte Alto Natural Reserve – 35 km (21 miles)
Naranjo Beach – 66 km (40 miles)
Tamarindo – 72 km (45 miles)
Samara Beach – 30 km (18 miles)
If you like warm weather then this is the place for you. The low temperature ranges from 69 – 72 and the high temperature ranges from 91 – 98. Monthly rainfall ranges from less than 1 inch in the dry season to up to 16 inches in the wet season.