Curú Wildlife Reserve

Curú National Wildlife Refuge and farm are located on the southern Nicoya Peninsula of northwestern Costa Rica. The area is teaming with abundant wildlife and hosts one of the most beautiful beaches and protected bays on the Nicoya Peninsula. The area offers easy access to seeing some of the most sought-after species such as White-faced Monkeys, Spider Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws, White-tailed Deer, Collared Peccary, Coati, Raccoons, Coyotes, Iguanas, and hundreds of species of tropical and migratory birds.

Entrance fee: US $15 per person (foreigners) and ¢3.000 (nationals)

Opening hours: daily from 7am to 4pm

Playa Organos

Is one of the best-kept secrets of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, which is only a 10 minute drive from Paquera. The beach is one of the few of the area that’s authentic and natural, which has its upsides and downsides. The upside of course is that there’s a lot of life here, as it’s covered with driftwood, and backed by native plants, is pretty much deserted, and has a large area of mangrove swamp. The downside is that the beach isn’t always “clean-looking” because of the driftwood.

Playa Pájaros

Pájaros beach is a place with grey sand, calm waves and loose stones over the sand. It is a place mostly visited by locals who enjoy during the weekend to take a dip in this beach. It is common to watch birds fishing at this beach, and this makes a lot of sense since it is in front of Pajaros Island, a perfect place to watch different bird species.

Playa Los Muertos

Don't get carried away by the name, as you may miss out on a special spot. Playa Muertos is a virgin destination of great beauty that belongs to the Nicoya Peninsula. This beach is white sand and is surrounded by palm trees and trees that provide shade in front of the coast. The water is crystal clear and turquoise. It has a moderate swell, perfect for a swim. A few boats take tourists to spend the day in this spot, although most of the time it is desolate. From one side, you can see the entire beach, which at its two ends is surrounded by huge stones.

Playa Quesera (Temporally closed)

Quesera beach at Nicoya Peninsula is Paradise. This ¨cover beach¨ combines white sugar sand and turquoise water. Sea water is so clear and waves so calm that you literally can see the bottom of the sea. Quesera is one of the most unspoiled and alone places where you can enjoy dozens of palm trees that give shade and decorates the landscape. In front of the shore, you can see the Tortuga island and amazing sunsets. Quesera is one of the best beaches in Costa Rica. It is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or simply have some rest alone.