Costa Rica Regions and Destinations Map
Southern Zone Trogon Lodge

Southern Zone

Quetzal in the southern ZoneWhy Visit?

Costa Rica’s Southern Zone is where you’ll find the tallest mountains, pristine cloud forest areas, and a virtually unexplored paradise. Find a large variety of birds and just an endless array of biodiversity.  

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Mirador Cartago

Central Valley

Why Visit?

Cartago Costa RicaCosta Rica’s Central Valley is home to the capital of San José and the Juan Santamaría International Airport. Steeped in History & Culture, many people use the capital as the jumping off point for their vacations.

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Arenal Volcano

Northern Zone

National Parks of Costa RicaWhy Visit? 

Costa Rica’s Northern Zone is home to the country’s most famous Volcano and Cloud Forest Areas.

You will be amazed at the wildlife and all the biodiversity.

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Drake Bay

Osa Peninsula

Jaguar of Costa RicaWhy Visit?

The Osa Peninsula is truly an unexplored paradise and a must see for nature lovers. If you are looking to get off the beaten path and explore – this is the spot for you.

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Costa Rica BeachesWhy Visit? 

Guanacaste is home to Costa Rica’s most popular beach destinations and all-inclusive resorts. If you are looking for a beach vacation, this is your destination for sun, sand, and surf.

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Mal Pais Surfing

Nicoya Peninsula

Beachfront HotelsWhy Visit?

The Nicoya Peninsula is still largely undeveloped and home to some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches. Known for it’s laid back surfer vibe and boutique beach resorts.

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Los Altos Pool

Central Pacific

Manuel Antonio National ParkWhy Visit?

Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast is home to some of the closest beaches from the capital of San José, which are easily accessible from the highway.

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Tortuguero Canals


Costa Rica's CaribbeanWhy Visit?

Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast is a rich cultural area offering a laid back tropical atmosphere. Experience what Tico Time truly is on this Afro-Caribbean influenced area. 

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Granada Nicaragua


Granada Nicaragua Why Visit?

Nicaragua is a unique country full of culture and historical parts. You can see a lot of the old part of the colonial age including the cobblestone streets and old forts. 

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Bocas del Toro


Panama CanalWhy Visit?

Panama is a totally different level of destination. It has so much to offer. You can experience history and modern architecture all in one in Panama City with skyscrapers and the old part of the city. 

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Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula

The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is home to some of the country's most stunning Beaches!

Why not visit the Nicoya peninsula, and explore one of the many beautiful beaches, such as Santa Teresa, Malpais, or Montezuma? While in Montezuma take a plunge into the pools of Montezuma Falls.

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The Nicoya Peninsula

Separated from the mainland by the Tempisque estuary and the Gulf of Nicoya. This region is called home to many of the immaculate and spectacular Beaches of Costa Rica; Santa Teresa, Malpais, and Montezuma are enchanting locations. Here essential beauty and tranquil bliss will always remain together with so much beach fun, swimming, surfing, snorkeling and much more. This region seems to have its own culture and ways; there is a distinctive feel to it as one travel through the exotic little rural towns, their cowboys with their herds. Yet Nicoya also has some of the finest Beach Hotels of Costa Rica.

What To See And Do

Nicoya is blessed with turtle nesting beaches, outstanding surfing, and sports fishing. Also, swimming and snorkeling, sailing, mountain biking, hiking, with waterfalls, canopy tours and more. The charm of the Peninsula of Nicoya never fails to bewitch its visitors. According to some research, in Nicoya people live to be a hundred or more! Nobody is quite sure whether this is due to the local diet or because they are simply so happy!

A Little Piece Of Paradise On Earth

The Nicoya Peninsula enjoys a warm climate throughout most of the year. It is an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday and to enjoy the best Costa Rica Beaches in their entire splendor! It is also home to some magnificent National Parks and Refuge protecting some of the world’s most exotic species. Getting to Nicoya by itself is an adventure; once you get to Puntarenas, you’ll need to take a ferry to Tambor. Actually not an unpleasant crossing. The alternative method is to fly to the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, from where you can catch a domestic flight to Tambor or Samara. People in Nicoya are happy and friendly and you will find it to be a very hard place to leave!

So many beautiful destinations in Costa Rica. 

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Shorline of Cabuya Costa Rica


Cabuya Costa Rica is a a tiny beach town close to Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve that takes you back to what this country's rural beach communities must have been like before the tourist boom of the 1990's.

Isla Tortuga Crews

1Isla Tortuga

Tortuga Island is your common deserted beach island. You will love visiting this beautiful place on a catamaran tour. Spend the day in the sand and sun.

Root formations in Cabo Blanco

1Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve

The Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve is located on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. It is also very close to Montezuma Beach.

Puerto Caldera Costa Rica

1Puerto Caldera

Puerto Caldera is so much more than just a port, it's a great surf spot and has many unique attraction to come see on your vacation.

Mal Pais Costa Rica beach

1Mal Pais

Fast becoming one of Costa Rica’s most sought-after tourist attractions, the area, located on the tip of the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula, on the Pacific side of the country is a great place to take up surfing or just take in the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere.

Santa Teresa Costa Rica Beach

1Santa Teresa

The entire region of Playa Santa Teresa has been nicknamed the Hawaii of Costa Rica, so impressive are the beach break and consistent waves along this stretch of coast.

Samara Costa Rica trees

1Samara Beach

With its perfect long white sand beach and wonderful ocean, it is hard to find a better place than Samara, even in Costa Rica!

Ostional Beach Turtles

1Ostional Beach

You will find Ostional on the Gold Coast of the Pacific Ocean in Guanacaste. It is about 40 minutes drive from Nosara and Guiones, going north, on a scenic small coastal road that is well worth the drive!

Tambor Costa Rica view


From hiking and birdwatching to strolling along the beautiful mile-long beach, there is plenty to do in Tambor, Costa Rica. Don’t let the size of this quaint town fool you; Playa Tambor also offers fabulous opportunities for swimming, sunbathing and even fishing in a tropical paradise.

Playa Nosara


There is a lot more to Nosara Beach than first meets the eye! This is the perfect destination for a beautiful holiday full of emotions, in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere and at some of the most beautiful beaches.

Montezuma Costa Rica beach


In Playa Montezuma, the myriad of local restaurants, shops and bars creates an exciting and vibrant nightlife, as well as a chilled out atmosphere in the daytime.

Punta Islita Costa Rica

1Punta Islita Beach

The actual small village of Playa Islita is home to artists and nature lovers who chose this little heaven for its unusual beauty.

Playa Carrillo

1Carrillo Beach

This is one of the most amazing beaches of Costa Rica, perfect for this relaxing holiday and a real close contact with nature.


Nicoya Peninsula Views

Nicoya Hotels

There is an awesome choice of Hotels in the Peninsula de Nicoya in Costa Rica. Whether looking for an all-inclusive resort that offers a wide array of activities and tours. Or a small distinctive boutique hotel. Whether you are a young single surfer, on honeymoon, getting married or a large group of friends or family, you will find the memorable holiday of your dreams. 


Nicoya Peninsula

Nicoya Tours


Experience some of the most amazing tours and things to do in the Nicoya Peninsula. Located in the province of Guanacaste you can be sure that there are some great activities. This is due to the fact of how many tourist spots there are in this local of Costa Rica. 

Nicoya Peninsula surf


In The Nicoya, Peninsula there are some of the best surfing beaches including Santa Teresa, Nosara Beach, and Tambor. 

Isla Tortuga Crews

Visit Tortuga Island

Tortuga island is a little piece of land at the bottom of the Peninsula. You can take day trips there on a catamaran tour. The tour is absolutely amazing and will provide you with a gourmet lunch.  

Guanacaste ATV Tour

Atv Rentals

if you want the speed and exhilaration of an Atv tour then don’t be afraid to ask. There really is nothing like ATVing on the beach in paradise. 

Costa Rica Waterfalls


The Montezuma waterfalls is a favorite past time of many, this is mainly fun because of the swimming pools that have formed over the years. So if you are looking to cool off then come here. 

Map of Costa Rica’s Nicoya PeninsulaMap of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula

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