Just north of Playa Nosara, is the nesting site for the Olive Ridley turtle, or “lora”, as the locals call it. If you’re visiting the area any time from July through December, You’ll find yourself entranced by the hundreds of turtles that make their ponderous way up on to the beach.
1,172 hectares on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The first nature reserve established in Costa Rica, it has abundance of flora and fauna including 119 species of trees and large colony of brown boobies.
2,295 hectares with, most notably, a series of ancient limestone caves (ancient human skeletons have been discovered inside), many of which have yet to be investigated. One of the largest is “Terciopelo” and is the only one open to the public. The hike to the caves takes aproximately an hour and winds through tropical dry forest.
Las Pailas or Hot Springs
The most volcanic actions you can see in the whole country with mud pots, geysers, caves, natural sauna steam bath, sulphur warm water springs and mud facial.
Blue Lake Waterfall
90 feet high, it is totally blue because of the copper in the water.
Important nesting site for Pacific Ridley turtle.
Small indigenous village maintaining the tradition of the Chorotega. Potey is excellent and for sale.
Located in Santa Rosa National Park, it is Costa Rica’s most important historic site. Three major battles were fought here and there is now a museum on the site.