Nicoya Peninsula: surfers’ paradise

The coastal region of the Nicoya Peninsula is home to the most popular beach destinations in Costa Rica, mainly due to its reputation as a surfers’ paradise. The sapphire waters along the coast curl into near-perfect barrels attracting a hedonistic crowd of laid-back surfers, boarders and beach lovers. The boot-shaped peninsula used to be accessible only by boat however developments have laid down bumpy roads with magnificent coastal views. Puntarenas is the largest urban area, stretching along a narrow spit of sand, while Montezuma is a beachfront town at the end of the road. If you’re looking to switch off, this is the place to come.