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W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal
5 out of 5
Reserva Conchal, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste
The price is $289 per night
35.84 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (67 reviews)
A little bit of Costa Rican paradise!

"We enjoyed our stay at the W Costa Rica. The hotel is beautiful, the white sandy beach & amazing clean blue water made it perfect for swimming. The staff was friendly and helpful. We loved that we could use the mountain bikes, kayaks, SUP's, snorkel equipment, etc. all complimentary. The restaurants ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Playa Conchal S/N, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste
The price is $406 per night
35.79 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (666 reviews)

"The grounds are really nice, great amenities and proximity to and quality of beach (Conchal) is amazing. What I didn’t like were two individuals at a Swiss Travel (3rd party activities). José operated towels and was rude on our first day about not having sufficient towel tickets and noticeably cold ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
Wyndham Tamarindo
3.5 out of 5
200m Al E Y 800m Al N Del, Bco, Ncal. De Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
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33.24 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (514 reviews)

"The hotel is up on a hill and as such, each room has breathtaking views of the beach. While the town i just a 3 minute car ride away, because of where the hotel is situated, along with the road conditions, it makes for quite a challenging walk."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Wyndham Tamarindo
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
Playa Mansita, Hacienda Pinilla, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
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32.15 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (566 reviews)

"This is a must visit destination and resort, we had an amazing time😎😎!!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa
Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows
3 out of 5
Playa Carrillo, Puerto Carrillo, Guanacaste
The price is $114 per night
13.31 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (184 reviews)

"This is our second stay at the property. Naambu presents itself as a higher end resort in the District of Puerto Carrillo. However, that shouldn’t dissuade you from looking at this property. Perhaps a bit pricey per night but it does have amenities others may not not have. For one, while not every ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows
Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Playa Langosta, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
The price is $161 per night
33.68 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (698 reviews)

"The resort was very neat and clean. No Wi-Fi unless you paid for it which was $12 a day. The food was good but could have had more of a theme than the same thing every day."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Occidental Tamarindo - All Inclusive
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
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39.97 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,197 reviews)

"The rooms themselves could use some updating. The rest of the property was great!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
3.5 out of 5
Flamingo Beach, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
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The price is $99 per night
37.07 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,118 reviews)

"Love the beach, pool, swim up bar, very friendly staff Did not like having raccoons running around in the restaurant as I was eating, that was unsanitary"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
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39.98 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,847 reviews)

"Loved almost everything except the quality of the house alcohol in the Riu"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Playa Potrero, Potrero, Guanacaste
The price is $123 per night
36.6 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (560 reviews)

"You can relax right in front of the beach without getting into the sand. They have beds in a nice set up. Awesome pool with good bar. Awesome breakfast. Dinner at the hotel restaurant is great. The tuna dish is amazing. Staff are so welcoming and helpful in finding tours in CR. Room is comfortable, ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
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Visiting Nicoya Peninsula

Travelers to Nicoya Peninsula give high marks for the beaches and local tours. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its relaxing setting. Top sights in the city include Carrillo Beach, Samara Beach, and Tamarindo Beach.

  • There are 1937 hotels and other accommodations in Nicoya Peninsula
  • The closest major airport is in Nosara (NOB), 16.5 mi (26.5 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Tamarindo (TNO), 32.7 mi (52.6 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Nicoya Peninsula

Attractions like Monkey Park and Safari Surf School are fun for everyone, not just kids. The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Carrillo Beach, Samara Beach, and Tamarindo Beach. Surfing, ziplining, and taking local tours are top activities, while sights to visit include Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course, Papagayo Golf and Country Club, and Los Delfines Golf & Country Club.

In Nicoya Peninsula, there are 1937 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Casa Marbella - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its pool and clean rooms.
  • The Gilded Iguana Surf Hotel - Our customers like the WiFi and room size at this hotel. With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with free WiFi.
  • Hotel Boutique Lagarta Lodge - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and beach locale.

Other favorite sights in Nicoya Peninsula include Conchal Beach, Flamingo Beach, and Coco Beach.

Dressing for Nicoya Peninsula

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 83°F and the nighttime average to be 61°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 84°F during the day and 64°F at night
  • July through September averages 81°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 80°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • About 72.76 inches of rain falls on Nicoya Peninsula each year
  • Hottest months are usually April and May with an average temperature of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 62°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Nicoya Peninsula?
Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel - Adults only is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Tamarindo Beach. Other top choices based on reviews include Hotel Flores - Adults Only and El Mono Loco Hotel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Nicoya Peninsula, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the best options available in Nicoya Peninsula.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Nicoya Peninsula?
To find more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Nicoya Peninsula, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Nicoya Peninsula?
Based on reviews, Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive is a popular property for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Hotel Flores - Adults Only and Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort.
What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to Nicoya Peninsula?
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive is a top 4.5-star property on Expedia for families, and features free water park access and 4 outdoor pools. Other choices for your kid-friendly vacation include JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa and Hotel Bosque del Mar, Playa Hermosa. Attractions like Monkey Park and Jungle Butterfly Farm are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Nicoya Peninsula?
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa is a favorite 4.5-star property for couples, and features a full-service spa and 9 restaurants. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo and Hotel Playa Negra.
What's the best accommodation for an all-inclusive stay in Nicoya Peninsula?
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star all-inclusive property featuring a golf course and 9 restaurants, and a favorite with Expedia travelers. Other good options for your vacation include Villas Sol Hotel And Beach Resort - All Inclusive and Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Nicoya Peninsula?
Hotel Mamiri is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Blue Jay Lodge Costa Rica and Apartamentos Playa Potrero.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Nicoya Peninsula?
Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel - Adults only is a top 3.5-star beachfront resort with 3 outdoor pools and 3 restaurants. Other good options to stay near the beach include Hotel Sugar Beach and JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Carrillo Beach or Samara Beach.
What's the best luxury hotel in Nicoya Peninsula?
Casa Chameleon Hotel Las Catalinas- Adults Only is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a poolside bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. Another upscale choice for your vacation is Jardín del Edén Boutique Hotel - Adults Only.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Nicoya Peninsula?
Jardín del Edén Boutique Hotel - Adults Only is a favorite 4-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a poolside restaurant and a poolside bar. Hotel Arco Iris and Villa Nautilus are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best hotel for a golf vacation in Nicoya Peninsula?
Hotel Bula Bula is a 3-star hotel featuring free breakfast and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Villas Hermosa Heights and Hacienda Pinilla. You can tee off at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course, Papagayo Golf and Country Club, or Los Delfines Golf & Country Club while you’re in town.

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