in Nicoya of Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
10.150 and -85.451 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 10° 9' 1" and W -85° 27' 3"
Currency and Currency Code:
Colon - CRC
Spoken languages:
Spanish, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 09:22 PM (Thursday)
Timezone: America/Costa_Rica
UTC/GMT offset: -6 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:32 am and 5:56 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-12.116 and 96.895 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Bantam Village
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Delve into Nicoya

Nicoya in Nicoya (Provincia de Guanacaste) with it's 15,313 habitants is located in Costa Rica about 94 mi (or 152 km) west of San Jose, the country's capital town.

Current time in Nicoya is now 09:22 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named America / Costa Rica with an UTC offset of -6 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Nicoya. The closest airport in Costa Rica is Guanacaste Airport in a distance of 1 mi (or 1 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Area de Conservación Guanacaste in a distance of 87 mi (or 140 km), North-East. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Zapotal, Bejuco, Liberia, Tilaran and Puntarenas. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 30°C / 85 °F

Morning Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Evening Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Night Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Chance of rainfall 6%
Air Humidity 69%
Air Pressure 1011.1 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 25% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Friday, 23rd of August 2019

30°C (87 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Light rain, calm, clear sky.

Saturday, 24th of August 2019

31°C (87 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, scattered clouds.

Sunday, 25th of August 2019

29°C (84 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel &Villas

0,5 mi
Carretera Cobabo
11260 Nicoya Peninsula
Costa Rica

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Hotel El Regalo

1,5 mi
1,5 km del Cruce de Nicoya
Costa Rica

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Hotel Nicoya

0,3 mi
3rd Av, 11-13 Street
50201 Nicoya
Costa Rica

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

PI - El pedo | Liceo de nicoya

Published: November 13, 2013
Length: 06:55 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Preguntas incomodas

Saludos a mi amiga la rasta y Scary.

Grupo de Bailes Folclórico Así es Nicoya,Costa Rica:Juanas,A lo tico, Puro Guanacasteco, Tambito.

Published: May 01, 2014
Length: 49:44 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Melissa Arróliga

Grupo de Bailes Folclórico "Así es Nicoya" de la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica ,Sede Regional Chorotega, Campus Nicoya,Guanacaste; en el encuentro cultural de Liberia 2014 Nicaragua-...


Published: July 25, 2012
Length: 48:04 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: TicoVisión

La Presidenta de la República, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, el Ministro de Obras Públicas y Transportes, Luis Llach y autoridades de Gobierno, inspeccionaron el día de hoy las instalaciones...

Entrevista a Don Colacho, Nicoya

Published: February 17, 2015
Length: 22:18 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Esteban Arias

Entrevista a Don Nicolas Aguilar conocido como "Colacho" en el barrio Chorotega en Nicoya, Guanacaste.


Published: May 19, 2012
Length: 41:14 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: juanca240697


Published: June 14, 2012
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5

salida oficial de la Recreativa del BCR-Nicoya. Nicoya-Dulce Nombre-Caimital-Hojancha-Matambú-Casitas-Nicoya.

Fortin de López de Argentina. Nicoya Presentacion 1.mp4

Published: July 23, 2012
Length: 23:19 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Berny Sanchez

Presentación Grupo Folcklorico Internaconal Fortín de López. Argentina VI Festival Nacional Cultural de la Anexión, Nicoya, 25 julio 2012.

De Nicoya a Playa Samara en 2:32 seg (Con paradita incluida). 16x speed.

Published: December 31, 2012
Length: 07:16 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: jorge mario cardenas guadamuz

Gopro Hero 2 HD.

hahahahhaa lokeras en el barrio !! nicoya

Published: April 24, 2012
Length: 56:08 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: asshly quirós

este video fue grabado en nicoya , gte costa rica por ashly !! n un día de diversion.

PI - Tecnicas para ligar | Liceo de Nicoya 11-2

Published: November 24, 2013
Length: 59:06 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Preguntas incomodas

No teníamos nada bueno que hacer y hicimos un vídeo improvisado en la clase de Filo espero que les guste. :)

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Barra Honda National Park

Barra Honda National Park is a national park in the western part of Costa Rica, which forms part of the Tempisque Conservation Area about 12 km (7.46 mi) from the Tempisque River. It was created in 1974 to protect its famous cave systems, under the Barra Honda Peak which was formed when islets from the Miocene Era were raised above the plains of the river.

Located at 10.175, -85.3333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Protected areas established in 1974, National parks of Costa Rica

Nicoya Peninsula

The Nicoya Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Nicoya) is a peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is divided into two provinces: Guanacaste Province in the north, and the Puntarenas Province in the south. It is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:10|N|85.4166667|W||||| | |name= }}. It varies from 19 to 37 miles wide and is approximately 75 miles long, forming the largest peninsula in the country. It is known for its beaches and is a popular tourist destination.

Located at 10, -85.4167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Peninsulas of Costa Rica, Blue Zones

Nicoya (canton)

Nicoya is the second canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 1,333.68 km², and has a population of 44,834. Its capital city is also called Nicoya. The Río Tempisque establishes the northeast boundary of the canton, which cuts through the midsection of the Nicoya Peninsula, touching the Gulf of Nicoya on the east before curving southward to the Pacific Ocean.

Located at 10.1444, -85.4561 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cantons of Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province

Hojancha (canton)

Hojancha is the 11th canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 261.42 km², and has a population of 6,960. Its capital city is also called Hojancha. The canton is in the midsection of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is relatively compact, with a single tentacle reaching south to encompass a small portion of the Pacific coastline from Playa Carrillo southward to the mouth of the Río Ora.

Located at 10.0589, -85.4194 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cantons of Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province

2012 Costa Rica earthquake

The 2012 Costa Rica earthquake occurred at 08:42 local time on September 5, 2012. The epicenter of the 7.6 Mw earthquake was in the Nicoya Peninsula, 11 kilometers east-southeast of Nicoya. A tsunami warning was issued shortly afterwards, but later cancelled. Two people are known to have died, one from a heart attack and another, a construction worker, crushed by a collapsing wall.

Located at 9.996, -85.318 (Lat. / Lng.), about 14 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
2012 in Costa Rica, 2012 earthquakes, Geography of Costa Rica, Earthquakes in Costa Rica, Megathrust earthquakes

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Nicoya, نيكوجا, Νικόγια, Նիկոյա, NCT, Nikoja, 尼科亞