Sámara seen from a Flying Crocodile ultralight flight. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Planning Your Time on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula

Known for its magnificent beaches and a long dry season with sizzling sunshine, the Nicoya Peninsula is the epicenter of Costa Rican beach vacations. Most tourism activity is along the dramatically sculpted Pacific shoreline. Although each beach community has its own distinct appeal, most remain barefoot and traditional, appealing to laid-back travelers who can hang with the locals and appreciate the wildlife that comes down to the shore.

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Moon Spotlight Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula

Moon Spotlight Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is a 97-page compact guide covering Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, including Highway 2 to Santa Cruz, Playas del Coco, Playa Flamingo, Tamarindo, Junquilal, Nosara, and Southern Nicoya. Author Christopher P. Baker offers his firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlights maps make planning your time easy. […]

Moon Costa Rica, 10th ed.

Moon Costa Rica

This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and detailed maps to help with trip planning. Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker shows travelers the way to the best of Costa Rica—whether it’s surfing the beaches of Golfo Dulce, hiking in Corcovado National Park, or dining in the upscale Escazu barrio in San José. Along with his […]