Beaches - Nicoya Peninsula Region
The beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula Region encompass water of both the Pacific Ocean and the Nicoya Gulf. The Water Activities are endless and the beaches range from populated city beaches to isolated and empty. Some roads in the area are not paved and are in bad condition, but there are a few airports in the region. If you decide to rent a car or take a private transfer, the trip could be half the fun.
Playa Ostional is a nesting ground to the endangered olive ridley turtle and a great beach to visit during these events. The beach has brown sand and powerful waves. There is a swimming hole at the north end of the beach.
Playa Guiones is a surfers paradise that enjoys spectacular sunsets and great ocean views. The sleepy little town has some upscale hotels and restaurants and has received the Banda Azul (Blue Flag) which is given to beaches to recognize their efforts to conserve the natural beauty of the beach. If you want a relaxed adventure in a pristine setting, this could be your beach.
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