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The charming and iconic Nicoya Church.

When driving to the beach towns of Samara, Nosara, or Carrillo don't forget to make a quick stop at the charming and iconic Nicoya Church for a unique cultural experience and fabulous pics.

Beautiful colonial church in Costa Rica blue zone of Nicoya.
Author's photo of the Nicoya Church (Church of San Blas).

The historic Nicoya Church is a colonial-era church located in the town of Nicoya, one of Costa Rica's blue zones in the Guanacaste province. The church, also known as the Church of San Blas, was built in the 16th century and is considered one of the oldest churches in the country.

It was constructed using adobe and wooden beams, and features a traditional Spanish colonial design with a bell tower and a central nave. It has undergone several renovations over the years, including a major restoration in the 19th century after an earthquake damaged the building.

Beautiful colonial church in Nicoya, blue zone in Guancaste Costa Rica.
Author's photo of the Nicoya Church (Church of San Blas).

Today, the Nicoya Church is a popular tourist attraction and a significant cultural landmark in the region. It is still an active church and serves as a place of worship for the local community. Visitors can admire the historic architecture and ornate interior decorations, including the intricate altarpiece and colonial-era religious artwork.

Original content by Costa Rica Luxury Travel Magazine.


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