By Christopher P. Baker
Moon highlight Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is an 88-page compact advisor masking Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, together with street 2 to Santa Cruz, Playas del Coco, Playa Flamingo, Tamarindo, Junquilal, Nosara, and Southern Nicoya. writer Christopher P. Baker bargains his firsthand recommendation on what attractions are must-sees, and sightseeing highlights maps make making plans a while effortless. This light-weight advisor is choked with tips about attractions, leisure, purchasing, sport, lodgings, nutrition, and transportation; and important maps consultant tourists throughout the better of beachside Costa Rica.
This highlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Costa Rica.
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The place can be crowded during weekends and holidays, when Josefinos flock. A two-kilometer-wide gray-sand beach (it is referred to in the plural—Playas del Coco) lines the horseshoe-shaped bay. Coco is still an active fishing village; the touristy area is to the east, and the laid-back fishing village is to the west. Playas del Coco is also a center for scuba diving. PLAYAS DEL COCO The past few years have seen an incredible boom in real estate development. Meanwhile, in 2008 the local municipality bulldozed much of the shorefront property, which as a boon opened up more of the beach to view.
M. daily. Buses also depart Santa Cruz for Puntarenas, Playa Junquillal, Playa Flamingo, Playa Ostional, and Tamarindo. GUAITÍL Guaitíl, 12 kilometers east of Santa Cruz (the turnoff from the main highway is two kilometers east of Santa Cruz), is a tranquil little village. Many of the inhabitants—descendants of Chorotegas—have been making their unique pottery of red or black or ocher using the same methods for generations, turning the clay on wheels and polishing the pottery with small jadelike grinding stones taken from nearby archaeological sites.
506/2672-0025, $28 s/d low season, $38 s/d high season), an old wooden home that has eight simple but clean rooms with fans, small kitchenettes, and private baths with cold water. $50-100 Nearby, the modern Hotel ManGaby (tel. com, $72 s/d standard, $94 mini-suite, $172 suite low season; $102 s/d standard, $118 mini-suite, $197 suite high season) is a perfectly adequate option in the mid-price category, with pleasantly furnished rooms and a swimming pool. Directly overlooking Playa Hermosa, Hotel El Velero (tel.
Moon Spotlight Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula by Christopher P. Baker