Renowned for its incredible beaches and with a climate that’s typically less humid than the rest of the country, the North Pacific area of Costa Rica attracts discerning travellers who wish to combine seafront bliss with natural beauty and fascinating cultural experiences.
Palm-fringed beaches line the Nicoya Peninsula; a vast area with captivating landscapes and a host of charming towns well worthy of a visit. One such is Tamarindo, with its welcoming atmosphere and inviting beaches where conditions are perfect for surfing and a host of other watersports. Head north from Nicoya and you’ll find a much smaller peninsula, Papagayo, and Santa Rosa National Park, where coastal beauty can also be found in abundance.
Most of the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica is encompassed by the province of Guanacaste. Wherever you’re staying, let your Travel Specialist arrange a hire car and tear yourself away from the beach to experience the interior. Before 1824, Guanacaste was independent from the rest of Costa Rica, so the region has its own fascinating history and unique cultures to encounter. Natural wonders are never far away either, and a day exploring Ricón de la Vieja Volcano National Park is another highlight of a travel experience in this captivating province.