About Nosara


Nosara is located in the beautiful province of Guanacaste in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Nicoya is considered one of the Blue Zones areas where cultures have evolved to prolong the longevity of human life. Life expectancies of Nicoya residents easily surpass 100 years of age with a population far older than the rest of the country.

A water source enriched with calcium and magnesium, diets composed of naturally harvested foods, and a strong sense of community are a few of the secrets residents of Nicoya follow to live a pure, happy and long life.

Despite having one of the last locations with unpaved roads in the country, Nosara’s wonderful lack of development directly on the beach makes it special. Known as one of the most sophisticated beach towns in Costa Rica, this small but special town has a lot to offer. Travelers from all over the world enjoy the pristine beaches that surround it. This area has a huge passion for the protection of the national parks system which makes the place unique for its hundreds of acres of protected forest.

The community is exceptional and united. The local citizens work really hard keeping the beaches clean. There is also a big drive for ecotourism, sustainability and recycling like no other town in the country. This sets the perfect example of a planned developed community. The natural beauty, way of life and vibe became a dream come true for hundreds of families that chose to live a tranquil and relaxed life. Parents have the opportunity to immerse their children in a more organic way of living in nature. Showing respect and loving nature becomes one of the most important parts of life. Being woken up by monkeys; eating healthy and real food, playing outside, enjoying wonderful bilingual private school options and learning to respect different cultures, the children grow up with a real sense of life.

Nosara offers all modern amenities like: high-speed internet, cable or satellite TV, stocked grocery stores with plenty of imported items and amazing restaurants with a diversity of international cuisine. The official town is located 6 km inland from the beach.

Yoga & Surfing culture is huge and a significant component of this town. You will see that people are either carrying a surf board or a yoga mat in their arms. Nosara has been called one of the world’s 20 best surf towns. With a diversity of waves in the area, it invites world-class surfers, novice and intermediate surfers to enjoy the magical and consistent waves year round. There are a variety of fitness options all over town. If you are not a surfer or a yogi, you don’t have to worry! There are plenty of adventure activities around like ATV tours, Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak and much more.

Check out the following articles about magical Nosara:

Playa Nosara

A remote coastline that stretches from Playa Ostional to the Nosara Rivermouth; the river mouth offers a challenging wave for adventurous and advanced surfers. You can also find the local Costa Rican fisherman in the incoming tide catching great variety of fish like the snook, sea bass and shrimp. The lush mangroves located on the Biological Reserve are great to visit in kayak, canoeing or in stand up paddleboards. A most do for bird and nature lovers.

Playa Guiones

A world class surfing destination with 3 miles of consistent waves year round. This surf spot allows you to ride waves at all tides.Known for its offshore winds in the summer months of December – April and bigger surf with great conditions from May- November. It is one of the most popular beaches in the area supporting activities such as snorkeling in the tide pools, running or riding your bike.

Playa Garza

This beautiful dreamy white sand beach is located on a bay that is home to many local fisherman and their community. This paradise is protected, making it an ideal location for swimming, snorkeling, fishing or simply relaxing.

Playa Pelada

Tucked between Punta Nosara and Punta Guiones, you will find this rare gem. As an operating fishing town, Playa Pelada is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. With spectacular rock formations, white sand and a very mellow familiar vibe; this town still carries a special Costa Rican vibe. It has fantastic waves and it is a wonderful place to finish your day.

Playa Ostional

The beach of Ostional has incredible waves and is a rarely seen biological wonder. It is called home for hundreds of thousands sea turtles that nest their eggs into black, volcanic sand. It is also a Wildlife Refuge that was created in 1984. The arribadas (turtle migration) occurs year round, with peak nesting events between September and December. The turtles can leave up to 10 million eggs on Ostional Beach. After 6 weeks, a miniature turtle pops up. This is a truly magnificent experience and most definitely a must do on your list while visiting Nosara.

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