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 beach is about five miles away from the official town center of Nosara. You will find most of the local, Tico population in that center. There are a local airport as well as a post office in this town. In Nosara town you will also find supermarkets, pharmacy, medical facilities, and banks.
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 main language in Nosara is Spanish and you can easily identify the culture as Tico. In this area you will enjoy local Costa Rican food and crafts. A lot of foreigners live in this area. So the mix population of expat and its residence in Guanacaste makes Nosara culturally different from the other parts 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.
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/jungles-edge-yoga-and-surf-retreat/
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.
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/nosara-b-b-retreat/
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
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/nosara-beach-house/
La Negra Surf Hotel and Soda:
Centrally located within the vibrant town of Guiones, La Negra Surf Hotel and Soda is features accommodations each of which features one bed and accommodate 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
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/la-negra-surf-hotel-soda/
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
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/olas-verdes-hotel/
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
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/teak-pacific-hotel/
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 the people looking a place to enjoy a Yoga workshop or Yoga Teacher Training. With its beautiful relaxed setting, Nosara has exceptional yoga centers. You will find many yoga centers which offer Yoga Alliance approved certification courses. There are many yoga studios that organize soothing yoga retreats.
Blue Spirit is a popular Yoga center in Nosara. It offers Yoga teacher training Jointly with Yoga Works. There are many groups and yoga instructors who host yoga retreats here. This world class yoga and meditation retreat center offers comfortable accommodations, gourmet vegetarian cuisine and saltwater infinity pool. Another attraction is their holistic Spa & Longevity services.
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
In Nosara Town, you will find different surfing schools for example Cocomut Harry’s and Kaya Sol.
This surf shop and school offers board rentals, surf packages and lessons. It also offers surf lessons for group of people. If you want to enjoy private lesson, it will cost from $35 to $70. Kids can also visit this school and join a surf package offered by the school. This surf school also offers all-inclusive surf packages that include accommodation, food (breakfast and lunch), surfing twice daily and also transformation service. 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. It offers different surf packages including other facilities.
Call: 866 433 3355
http://www.safarisurfschool.comMore info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/safari-surf-school/
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.