The Nicoya Peninsula is a peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica with a reputation for its beaches, rainforests, and other natural beauty that has transformed the region into a popular tourist destination. Travellers have described visiting the Nicoya Peninsula as perhaps the most stress-free vacation of their lives – and as you can imagine, that’s no small feat!
Why Come to Peninsula de Nicoya?
The peninsula’s beaches are the first thing to impress many visitors. The coastline stretches for miles upon miles, with white, sandy beaches largely unsullied by development or overuse, great conditions for surfing, fishing, snorkeling, and diving, and small villages sprinkled along the beaches with each one offering its own unique culture to appeal to the weary traveler.
Costa Rica has made a concerted effort to preserve its natural heritage, including the rainforests it is so known for – rainforests that serve as habitats for some of the most diverse wildlife in the world. A variety of turtle beaches, subterranean caves, birding locations, and various maritime ecosystems all exist along the beaches and the edges of the rainforest, and as you head into the rainforest proper, things only get more intense!
A Perfect Day in Paradise
One of the most popular ways to tour the peninsula is the Waterfall Tour, a tour that will get you “off the beaten path,” so to speak, that so many tourists have enjoyed over the years, and deep into the Costa Rican rainforests that you really can’t experience anywhere else. The great attraction of the Waterfall Tour is, of course, the opportunity to see some of Costa Rica’s most scenic waterfalls – the kind you typically only see in movies!
This isn’t an exhausting hike across the rainforest, however; you’ll be touring in a 4x4 custom safari vehicle and led by a bilingual guide who knows the rainforest like the back of their hand. You will climb up thousands of feet, higher and deeper into the Costa Rican rainforest while enjoying views of the Pacific Ocean, Playa Hermosa, and the entire Nicoya Peninsula. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as these are the shots that are literally once-in-a-lifetime, and you will be looking at these photos – and showing them off to your friends and family – for years to come.
The final destination of the trip is Waterfalls Pura Vida. This famous, natural paradise will seem to be right out of the movies with its high, crashing waterfall emptying into a pristine pool of water. For the adrenaline junkies among you, there are plenty of jumping-off points around the waterfall as well! Pura Vida is the perfect way to cap off the perfect day in paradise.