Nicoya is a town and region located in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. It holds historical significance as one of the oldest colonial settlements in the country. The Nicoya Peninsula is known for its stunning natural landscapes, including beautiful beaches, lush forests, and diverse wildlife.
Nicoya is also notable for its inclusion in the Blue Zone areas, recognized for their high proportion of centenarians and long-lived populations. The residents' longevity has attracted the attention of researchers studying factors contributing to healthy aging.
The region's cultural heritage and traditions, influenced by both Indigenous and Spanish colonial history, contribute to its unique charm. Nicoya offers visitors a blend of history, natural beauty, and insights into a lifestyle that has contributed to its residents' exceptional longevity.