Welcome to Nicoya
That said, there's no reason to linger longer than you need to. Nicoya is not fabulous. Just real.
One theory has it that Nicoya was named after an indigenous Chorotega chief, Nicoa, who welcomed Spanish conquistador Gil González de Ávila in 1523 (a gesture he regretted). A second theory is that it derives from the Nahuatl words necoc iāuh, meaning 'on both sides is water(s),' describing the town's location between two rivers. Regardless, following Avila's arrival, the Chorotega were wiped out by the colonists, though many Nicoyans still proudly claim their indigenous heritage.