Nosara is situated in Guanacaste province, just south of what is considered as the the ‘Gold Coast’ of beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. With its world class white sand beach, Nosara town has a sizeable population of ex-pats and has plenty of options of accommodations. This town has the clean beaches, protected national parks and relatively undeveloped forest. Nosara is one of the coastal towns that lacks nearly any development on the beach. The official town center of Nosara is set about five miles inland from the beach and is where most of the local, Tico population resides. In Nosara town you will find supermarkets, pharmacy, medical facilities, banks, a local airport and a post office.
Like other part of the Costa Rica, Nosara has two seasons-dry season and rainy season but throughout the year the weather remain warm.
The primary language in Nosara is Spanish like the rest of the country and the culture is Tico. In this area you will enjoy local Costa Rican phrases, cuisine and art. Due to its expat population as well as its residence in Guanacaste make Nosara culturally distinct from the rest of Costa Rica.
Bella Vista Mar:
Bella Vista Mar is located on a hilltop just 6 minutes walk from Nosara Biological Reserve. It overlooks amazing ocean views from most of the areas of the property. It offers services including Yoga, massage and meditation services and also a launderette and airport shuttle services. From this hotel you can reach the Nosara Airport within an 8 minute drive.
Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort:
Located in the foothills of Nosara, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is a perfect place to meet your desires of finding peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation with our yoga team. This resort offers high-end accommodations, superb dining experience, world class yoga and Pilates studios, gym, spa, juice bar and boutique.
Call: +506 2682-0256
Situated 1.7 km from Guiones Surfing Beach and 5 minutes’ drive from Pelada Beach, Jungle’s Edge is the newest all-inclusive yoga and surf center. It provides adult hostel, nutritious gourmet cuisine, accompanied with fresh juice detoxing prepared with organic food products. It also offers best studios and instructors from around the world for groups of yoga, martial arts and much more.
Situated just 5 minutes from the Giones Beach, Living Hotel offers accommodations furnished with tropical decor including ceiling fan, air conditioner and a laptop safe. It also features private or shared bathrooms with hot water facility and a shower. It also features a sun terrace, swimming pool and lounge area with thatched roof. Its cafe offers healthy menu, with organic and gluten-free options made with local ingredients
Situated in one of the premier ocean wildlife preserve of Costa Rica, Nosara Retreat is featured with pet-friendly accommodation equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Set between lush tropical gardens, fruit trees and amazing jungle, this retreat is just minutes from the beach. It has an open-air wood pavilion ideally designed for practicing Yoga and meditation.
Nosara Beach House:
Situated in Playa Guiones, Nosara, on The Maritime Zone, 200 meters from the sand and surf, Nosara Beach House offers rental units are like well equipped little condos at the beach with king or twin beds. It also features small kitchens and large bathrooms.
Call: +506 2682-0019
Nosara Surf Hotel:
Centrally located within the vibrant town of Guiones, Nosara Surf Hotel is features accommodations each of which features one bed and accomodate a maximum of two (2) people. Within walking distance you will find yoga studios, restaurants, bars, shopping and board rentals. In its La Negra Soda and Bar, you will enjoy an intimate dining and bar experience.
Call: +506 2682-0700
Olas Verdes Hotel:
Situated in Nosara, 44 km from Tamarindo, Olas Verdes Hotel offers some rooms including a seating area where you can relax and also with a private bathroom. It also features a restaurant, a year-round outdoor pool and views of the pool, and free WiFi throughout the property.
Call: +1 (848) 303-2811
Teak Pacific Hotel:
Located in the quaint town of Nosara, Costa Rica, and far from the nearest paved road, Teak Pacific Hotel offers fully furnished suites, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private porch overlooking the pool and lush gardens. Within walking distance you will find beach Pelada, yoga retreats, and a wide range of restaurants.
Call: +506 2682 0240
Bars, Cafes and Restaurants:
Beach Dog Cafe – Nosara, Costa Rica:
In this casual beach cafe you can enjoy breakfast and lunch daily and on Wednesday and Saturday can also have dinner. It serves fresh fruit smoothies and delicious pancake in breakfast and in lunch there are delicious fish tacos.
El Chivo is situated in Playa Pelada. It offers a vibrant bar environment with live music. It remains open 11 a.m to 10 p.m on Monday to Saturday and 9 to 10 p.m on Sundays.
The restaurant and bar at Gilded Iguana is a popular hangout among locals and tourists. It serves delicious food, drinks, friendly environment and also arrange live music.
It is an upscale restaurant that serves some of the most gourmet choices of Nosara. You will get coconut soup, shrimp scampi, smoked tempura prawn sushi rolls, tropical and seafood dishes, and seared yellow fin tuna. All the dishes are prepared with fresh, local and organic ingredients.
Situated seconds from the main entrance of Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Il Bascilico is a Costa Rican owned and staffed and a family friendly Italian restaurant with a touch of Costa Rican flavor. It serves delicious entrees, appetizers and local dishes set in a tropical jungle environment. It also offers daily specials and arrange live music during the evenings.
This restaurant is located just a three-minute walk from the excitement of Playa Guiones. In this restaurant you will enjoy the sounds of live music and amazing grilled seafood dishes.
La Cocina de Doña Ana Restaurant:
In this restaurant you will enjoy a taste of true Costa Rican hospitality and amazing seafood dishes. You can also take your sport fishing catch and can ask for preparing with sides for just $9. You can also enjoy smoothie, $2.50 blended with local seasonal fruit — to accompany your delicious, fresh caught meal.
La Dolce Vita:
Situated in the tropical dry forest of Nosara, La Dolce Vita is a top-notch restaurant. In this restaurant you will enjou full Italian flavors and hospitality. This enchanting restaurant has dimly-lit dining space, without windows around the wooden perimeter.
Lagarta Lodge Restaurant:
This restaurant serves meals bursting with fresh local flavors from the hills of the Cerro Negro. For breakfast you can enjoy locally grown organic fruit, cheese and deli meats, warm multi-grain bread, strawberry yogurt and granola, pancakes and eggs cooked to order. During lunch have lighter menus.
In Costa Rica, Nosara is an amazing place for those who are seeking a place to enjoy a Yoga workshop or Yoga Teacher Training. With its beautiful relaxed setting, Nosara has exceptional yoga centers, many studios offering Yoga Alliance accreditation as well as relaxing retreats.
Blue Spirit is a popular Yoga center in Nosara. It offers Yoga teacher training through Yoga Works as well as many retreats hosted by different groups and teachers. All the retreats also include other facilities such as comfortable accommodations, gourmet vegetarian meals and amazing ocean view facility with a saltwater infinity pool.
Costa Rica Yoga Spa:
Costa Rica Yoga Spa is nestled up in the hills near the Montana River. It typically offers Yoga retreats and Yoga Teacher Training program but runs public classes once a day. Yoga classes are held in their ocean view studio.
Nosara Yoga Institute:
Perched on a hill in the woods in a small quiet space on the outskirts of Playa Guiones, the Nosara Yoga Institute is surrounded by amazing jungle. It offers several public classes in a variety of yoga styles including Hatha, Restorative and Vinyasa flow. Though all the classes are taught in English, it can also be done bilingually in Spanish when necessary. All the classes are directed by skilled and experienced instructors.
Call: (506) 2682-0071
There are several surf schools including Kaya Sol and Coconut Harry’s in Nosara.
This surf shop and school offers board rentals, surf packages and lessons. It offers group surf lessons start at $35 and go up to $70 for private. It also offers different surf lesson packages for kids and adults as well as all-inclusive packages including accommodations, breakfast and lunch, transportation and surfing twice daily. Group and private lessons for all levels and ages of surfers are also offered by this school.
Safari Surf School:
It is an official Billabong surf camp, established in 1998, based in Playa Guiones, an amazing surfing beach in Nosara. Safari Surf School offers different surf packages including other facilities.
Call: 866 433 3355
Nosara Airport is situated only 15 minutes from Nosara beaches and the district is served by the Nosara Airport. Nosara has unpaved roads which become very dusty in the dry season. From the major International Airports San Jose and Liberia, Nosara can be reached by through nature air, taxi service, shuttle, car and buses. There are roads and buses connecting the different beach towns. You can also rent ATVs, cars and bicycles to travel around the area.
The David Kitson Public Library:
There is an impressive public library in Nosara. It has a massive collection including over 6000 books in both English and Spanish. This library also offers community workshops, computers for public use, and meeting rooms.
Organic Grocery Store:
Organic Deli-Market, located in Playa Guiones, is one of the only organic grocery stores in Costa Rica. It sells organic food products including bulk spices and nuts, delicious ready-made soups, local cheese and sandwiches.