By Christopher P. Baker
Moon highlight Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is an 88-page compact advisor overlaying 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 deals his firsthand recommendation on what attractions are must-sees, and sightseeing highlights maps make making plans a while effortless. This light-weight consultant is jam-packed with tips on attractions, leisure, procuring, sport, lodgings, nutrition, and transportation; and precious maps consultant tourists during the better of beachside Costa Rica.
This highlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Costa Rica.
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There’s a small but quality Italian restaurant. New in 2008, and also to consider in this price bracket, is Hotel Luz de Papagayo (tel. 506/2670-0400, fax 506/2670-0319), with six nicely furnished upstairs rooms. $50-100 The beachfront Cabinas El Coco (tel. cr, $50 s/d low season, $100 s/d high season) has been remodeled but remains unimpressive and is now ridiculously overpriced. Laura’s House B&B (tel. net, $50 s, $60 d) is run by a delightful young Tica and offers seven lovely albeit simply furnished air-conditioned rooms in a two-story house, all with ceiling fans and clean private bathrooms.
M. M. Sunday. Hotels and tour companies throughout Nicoya also offer tours, as do some tour companies in San José. Return to HIGHLIGHTS PUERTO HUMO AND VICINITY Puerto Humo is a small village on the west bank of the Río Tempisque, about 12 kilometers north of Barra Honda and most easily reached from the town of Nicoya (26 km). The bird-watching hereabouts is splendid. Puerto Humo is a gateway to Palo Verde National Park, across the river. Aventuras Arenal (tel. 506/2698-1142) offers boat trips ($45 pp with lunch).
100 meters farther north. Villa Acacia (tel. com) has an Internet café. M. (five hours). M. M. A taxi from Coco will run about $5 one-way; from Liberia about $15. PLAYAS DEL COCO Playas del Coco, 35 kilometers west of Liberia, is one of the most accessible beach resorts in Guanacaste. 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.