The Travel Guide to the Peninsula de Nicoya, Costa Rica, with detailed Maps, Hotels and Tourist Information
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To Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Manzanillo, Cabo Blanco, Montezuma, Tambor and Curu
You should be wary of your car's GPS navigation or Google maps when driving from the northern to the southern part of the Peninsula. As the shortest route it suggests to drive on a huddle of small side roads through the interior of the peninsula, over the mountains. This route involves river fordings and there is hardly any road signage so you get lost easily. The fastest and safest route is along the Gulf of Nicoya, via Naranjo - Paquera.
To Tamarindo, Junquillal, Ostional, Nosara, Samara, Carrillo, San Miguel and Coyote
1. From Puntarenas take the car and passenger ferry to Naranjo
2. From the Interamericana turn off at km 168 to the road leading over the Tempisque bridge
3. From Liberia drive down the highway to Santa Cruz