On my way to Carrillo Beach in the Nicoya Peninsula, in Guanacaste, I made a stop at a small town called Hojancha. If you haven’t read my blog before, I’m in the middle of my Costa Rica surfing trip, and I’m at the southern Nicoya Peninsula. So fa, I’ve visited many places in the Guanacaste Pacific Coast, like Tamarindo, Playas del Coco, Culebra Bay, Panama Beach, Hermosa, the awesome Costa Rica volcanoes in the Central Divide such as the Rincon de la Vieja and Miravalles to make a complete Costa Rica travel adventure.
When I started the Peninsula branch of my vacation, I didn’t know what to expect, since I didn’t know many places, except for Nicoya (the town) and the Tempisque River, the one that you cross using the La Amistad bridge. Now, after a few days traveling through the Peninsula, I’m happy that I did. I’ve been to some of the most beautiful beaches in Guanacaste, like Montezuma, Mal Pais, Ostional and Santa Teresa. These are places that you must visit in your next Costa Rica group tour.
But it’s not just about the beach and adventure, since you also have to sleep, eat and know the local culture and traditions. That’s why I’m writing about Hojancha. The name means wide leaf, and it’s due to the typical huge trees with large leaves (no less!) in the area.
Hojancha is a small, tidy city that carries on with the rich tradition in culture and food of its Guanacaste sisters. It is a clean, organized city, and one of the safest places in the country. The town has the Blue eco flag award, making it the only town in Costa Rica with the award.
The weather is warm in Hojancha, and there are Costa Rica hotels and resorts, restaurants and services like banks, gas station, supermarkets, etc. It’s very close to Carrillo Beach, a U-shaped beach with lots of palm trees and grass, perfect for relaxing, walking or sunbathing. People is nice here, and will be glad to help you make the most of your Costa Rica vacation.
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