The most noted feature of the Peninsula de Nicoya are the beaches. Each one has a dramatic coastal scenery and a small village with its own distinct charm. Some of the most popular are: Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Montezuma, Tambor, Samara, Nosara and Carrillo. The Nicoya Peninsula is divided into the province of Guanacaste in the north, and the province of Puntarenas in the south. Water sports such as surfing, fishing, snorkeling and diving define much of the character of the Peninsula. With a distinct dry and warm climate for more than 6 months of the year, the Nicoya Peninsula is also known for its great weather.