Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Karen Mogensen Reserve

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Karen Mogensen Reserve

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

The Karen Mogensen reserve is located high in the mountains of the Nicoya Peninsula. The protected land is an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. It is home to primary forest, rare animals, plants and flowers. You can either choose to stay in the reserve’s eco-lodge or take a day hike to the Velo de Novia waterfall, which runs 84 meters tall and has a beautiful swimming pool.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

Private bungalow at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!

Book Your Next Vacation Today!

 

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Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

The Nicolas Wessberg reserve is protected beach front land, that runs between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande. Named after the founder of the Costa Rica national park system and a former resident of Montezuma, this piece of land is untouched and pure nature. It provides beautiful walking trails through beach and jungle.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

Close up of the pool with waterfall at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!

Book Your Next Vacation Today!

 

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Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | ASVO Turtle Hatchery

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | ASVO Turtle Hatchery

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

Located in the middle of Montezuma beach, volunteers spend day and night patrolling the beach and collecting turtle eggs. They protect the turtle eggs until they are ready to hatch. During most of the year, they allow people to gather and watch the baby turtle be released into the ocean. This is an exciting and beautiful experience for all ages!

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

jungle path to Spa Ylang Ylang in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!

Book Your Next Vacation Today!

 

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Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Refugio Romelia

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Refugio Romelia

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

Refugio Romelia is a protected piece of land that runs along Playa Grande. With no road access, this pristine piece of beach and jungle is full of Costa Rica nature. Volunteers work day and night to protect the land and wildlife, including collecting and protecting sea turtle eggs.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

The Costa Rican jungle outside your private bungalow at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!

Book Your Next Vacation Today!

 

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Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | El Chorro Waterfall

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | El Chorro Waterfall

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

El Chorro Waterfall is one of only 7 in the world that drop from a river into the ocean. Located at a beautiful beach called Cocalito, you can explore the rock formations and ocean while enjoying the waterfall. The best way to reach El Chorro is on horseback, otherwise timing your hike with the low tide.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

Private bungalow at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!

Book Your Next Vacation Today!

 

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Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Montezuma Waterfall

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Montezuma Waterfall

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

The Montezuma Waterfalls are a series of three cascading falls. You’ll follow a trail along the river and emerge at a beautiful pool of water at the foot of a 80 foot waterfall. The largest of the three waterfalls, you can swim in the pool, jump from the rocks, and venture behind the waterfall. Hiking up higher, you’ll find two smaller waterfalls and pools for swimming.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

Garden view bungalow at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!

Book Your Next Vacation Today!

 

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Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Ostional Wildlife Refuge

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Ostional Wildlife Refuge

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

The Ostional Wildlife refuge was established to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles as they lay eggs and as the eggs hatch and the baby turtles make their way to the ocean. Every year, hundreds of turtles return to this beach to lay their eggs and once the eggs hatch, thousands of baby sea turtles make their way to the ocean. Both the egg laying and hatching are incredible natural wonders to experience.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

A path through the jungle at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!

Book Your Next Vacation Today!

 

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