Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Five National Parks and Refuges on the Nicoya Peninsula that are Close to Playa Grande

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Did you know that there are 25 national parks, 8 biological reserves, 32 protected zones, 11 forest reserves, and 58 wildlife refuges in Costa Rica? Nearly 26% of Costa Rica is protected by the MINAE, the Ministry of Environment and Energy. On the Nicoya Peninsula alone, there are 10 notable national parks, nature reserves, and wildlife refuges. The following five protected …

Easter week at the beach in Playa Grande

A Week in Review: Semana Santa in Playa Grande

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Holy Week, Semana Santa, is traditionally one of the busiest weeks of the year in any coastal town in Costa Rica. This religious holiday is a time where families get together and often head to the beach. Big beach towns in Costa Rica like Tamarindo, Jacó, and Puerto Viejo attract droves of local and international tourists during Semana Santa, in …