Nosara Costa Rica

Nicoya Peninsula
Province of Guanacaste

Nosara Costa Rica

Just south of Guanacaste, in the Nicoya Peninsula, is where you will find Nosara Costa Rica. Nosara is a popular destination among surfers, families and nature lovers. It is a place of tranquility and natural beauty and it is considered one of the 5 Blue Zones of the world, where people live healthy lives for over 100 years.

Nosara’s uniquely beautiful beaches and surroundings like Guiones, Pelada and Garza are all part of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was established to protect the turtles that come each month to Ostional beach for nesting their eggs. Nosara town is not on the coast, and it’s where most locals live. You can visit the town to experience the true Costa Rican culture and food. There are other small villages all around.

Things to do in Nosara Costa Rica

Nosara is very popular with local and international travelers who are looking to surf and enjoy a laid-back surf atmosphere. Although surfing conditions are relatively consistent all throughout the year, the best time to surf in Nosara, Costa Rica, is from March to November.

Sunset Horseback Riding
As the sun is setting, you will ride through the picturesque Playa Pelada, where waves crest and the sky is kissed by sunset orange and pink. A stunning connection with nature at the dimming of the day. This horseback riding tour is suitable for people of all ages.

Snorkeling Tour
Travel by boat and snorkel in a beautiful pink sand beach or in an idyllic bay, your choice.

Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
The Ostional National Wildlife Refuge extends all the way to Ostional, Nosara, Pelada and Guiones. All this area, close to the beach, is protected, keeping the rich wildlife and ensuring a safe place for the turtles to hatch. The Olive Ridley Turtles make their way to the coast to lay their eggs on the beach. This takes place during the entire year, but the big “arribadas'' meaning thousands of turtles coming in, happen between August and December. One of the most beautiful things you will ever see is the tiny turtles taking their first steps to the ocean!

Nosara Beach has many options for yoga and other spiritual practices. It is a place for a connection with nature among the lush trees and wildlife of the jungle.

Nosara tours to other destinations nearby

Samara Beach
Playa Samara is about an hour south of Playa Guiones. It is a cute little beach town that is a nice change of scenery if you’ve been in Nosara for a while. There are several restaurants and boutique shops as well as a tranquil beach to swim.

Location and Map

Nosara Costa Rica is located approximately 3 hours away (123km/77 miles) from the Liberia International Airport (LIR) and 5 hours away (246 kms/153 miles) from the San Jose International Airport (SJO). 

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