Nicoya isn't an obviously impressive town. But, it's genuine and fascinating in its own ways. You can amble through Nicoya without a care and discover its colonial attractions like the Nicoya church, which is the most ancient church of Costa Rica. Also, Nicoya is a popular gateway to Guanacaste's pristine national parks and beaches. Explore the untainted natural beauty of Costa Rica by taking a cruise to Tortuga Island, and also fishing and bird-watching tours offered by many travel companies. Nicoya has a few good restaurants and cafes that serve simple, yet excellent food - Cafe Daniela, Restaurante El Teyet, Café Garibaldi and La Castallena Pananderia. Accommodation in Nicoya can be a bit discomforting with its noisy streets and mostly cold shower facility, but most hotels are reasonably good on other grounds. Hotel Jenny, Hotel Las Tinajas and Hotel El Regalo are some of the best hotels in Nicoya.