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Playa Nosara

One of our favorite beaches in Costa Rica is Playa Nosara. Nosara Beach offers easy access in a small beach town atmosphere that has become known as the healthy, yoga, and surf spot of Costa Rica. Here in Nosara you will be surrounded by people who are looking to get to bed early, up with the sun, and live a healthy lifestyle eating the tastiest of healthy foods and living life the fullest.

The actual Tico Village of Nosara is located 6km inland and is home to nothing more than a few local shops and an airstrip for those not wanting to take the long drive from San Jose or Liberia Airports.

The beaches at Nosara are made up of Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and the most remote of the three, PlayaNosara. The entire area is known as Nosara but to get technical you can split it up into these three sections. The best surfing will be at Playa Guiones which offers easy access and a perfect spot for surfers of all levels to enjoy a day in the water. The breaks run from the left and right at the Playa Guiones on it's 6km stretch of soft sandy beach. If you walk to the north of Playa Guiones you will reach Punta Pelada which is a popular spot to visit for it's natural blow hole that at the transition of tides can offer you a natural saltwater shower.

Playa Nosara is a remote black sandy beach that has some of the largest waves in Costa Rica but only should be visited by expert surfers.

Again, the entire area in and around the three beaches Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara are referred to as the Nosara area and there are many places to stay in and around the Guiones area with shops, places to eat, and a chance to indulge in the healthy lifestyle of surf, yoga, and mindfulness!

Reasons to Go:

  • Looking for a beach vacation!
  • Great surfing for experts and learning
  • Most spots are short walking distance to the water
  • Many Yoga options
  • Healthy living

Reasons NOT to Go:

  • Half day excursions are few although there is a zipline nearby, it's not the highest nor fastest you will find in Costa Rica if you are looking for more adventurous rides
  • A bit isolated