Surfers and sun seekers alike flock to Costa Rica’s west coast for the tropical beaches and sporting opportunities it can offer.
Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula form part of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Big waves and deserted coastlines with a backdrop of lush rainforest, plus laidback beach bars and luxurious boutique hotels are a very attractive combination. Enjoy a fresh seafood dish whilst watching the dazzling sunsets here, and you may just think you’ve slipped into paradise. The Nicoya Peninsula is home to numerous luxury hotels and empty beaches around Santa Teresa which make it a popular spot for yoga retreats. Guanacaste is Costa Rica’s perennial top surf and party destination and very popular with tourists. There’s no shortage of boutique hotels, trendy bars and restaurants serving the very best seafood dishes. This coastal region is home to nesting turtles and spectacular marine life, plus many species of colourful birds and insects. For keen scuba divers, the remote Cocos Island National Park is just a short flight away which offers exceptional world class diving. This isolated island is a dedicated nature reserve and the only residents are park rangers. The waters surrounding it are home to some of the biggest, and most impressive, deep water species including whale shark, hammerhead shark, manta ray, yellowfin tuna, humpback whale and various species of turtle and dolphin. If you are looking for a luxury honeymoon retreat in Latin America, this could be the idyllic location you’ve been dreaming of.