Monday, March 13, 2006
THE Nicoya Peninsula projects westward off Costa Rica into the Pacific Ocean. The impression is that it is rugged terrain, due to the very poor condition of most roads. In reality it is not much more rugged than Hawaii. Other than a few large beach resorts in the far north, and a new construction project at the southern tip, Nicoya's coastline is lightly developed, and caters to backpackers and surfers.
We plan on traveling to Montezuma, a small town on the bottom tip of the peninsula. This area was once an active fishing village, but now primarily caters to the backpacking and surfing traveler.