Costa Rica Nicoya Peninsula

The Travel Guide to the Peninsula de Nicoya, Costa Rica, with detailed Maps, Hotels and Tourist Information


Map of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Map of the Nicoya Peninsula Playagrande Tamarindo Nicoya Nosara Samara Islita Coyote San Miguel Road Manzanillo Santa Teresa Mal Pais Cobano Cabuya Montezuma Tambor Naranjo Karen Mogensen Gulf of Nicoya Ferry Schedules Cabo Blanco Curu Ostional Barra Honda Monte Alto Junquillal Avellanas Palo Verde Carrillo

[ Hyperlinks on the map are marked with an orange dot ]

Traveling to the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas:

To Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Manzanillo, Cabo Blanco, Montezuma, Tambor and Curu

1. From San José fly to Tambor, or drive 120 km to Puntarenas
2. From Puntarenas take the car and passenger ferry to Paquera
3. From Guanacaste drive Jicaral - Naranjo - Paquera

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.

Traveling to the Northern Nicoya Peninsula, Province of Guanacaste:

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