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About the Nosara area
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The Beaches of Nosara include Playa Pelada, Playa Guiones and Playa Garza.
This holiday vacation home rental in Costa Rica is off the beaten path in an unspoiled area with miles of spacious beaches, pristine jungle and farmlands, accessible by the unpaved main road. Are you interested in relaxation or adventures- the choices are yours?

Playa Garza- our local beach

Surfing at Playa Guiones


Why is the Nosara area so unique?

  • Long time residents in the Nosara area of Guanacaste have worked with the Costa Rican government to maintain natural reserve areas, and have implemented regulations to discourage high density development; therefore, you will not see high rise hotels or condos on the beach.
  • No fast food chains in the area.  Instead there are small stores and restaurants that provide garden fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, and fish caught directly offshore. 
  • The main highway is a dirt road surrounded by jungle or farmlands.  Monkeys, birds, iguanas, horses, cows, and an amazing array of wildlife can be seen everywhere.  Traffic may create an occasional delay when a herd of cattle are being moved from one field to another.
  • Playa Guiones is known in Costa Rica for a consistent surf break.
  • Playa Garza is known to be an outstanding deep sea fishing location.

What to do in the Nosara area

Playa Garza- deep sea fishing & kayaking

More adventures- local ziplining in Nosara

Rent quads for great adventures

Horseback riding on south Playa Guiones

  • Surfing - Many people who visit Nosara come here to surf. Whether you’re experienced or a beginner, Nosara is a fantastic spot.
  • Yoga Retreats - The Nosara Yoga Institute provides training for professional yoga instructors and offers classes to the public.  The Blue Spirit Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center offers workshops and retreats- only 2.8 miles away. You may also enjoy the beautiful yoga room at our villa- your vacation rental.
  • Relaxing - Sitting on the beach, soaking up some rays, and watching waves and surfers is an activity in itself. Explore the areas beaches and tide pools, look for shells or sip on a cold cocktail.
  • Wildlife Viewing – After spending a few hours in the Nosara area you will most likely see lots of interesting wildlife. Monkeys, green parrots, iguanas, pizotes, anteaters, and more are fascinating to see.
  • Fishing - Fishing trips can be arranged on boats from Playa Garza or Pelada. Catch your own Ahi Tuna, Dorado, or Red Snapper and have one of the local restaurants cook it up for you and your friends.
  • Horseback Riding - There are a few horseback operations in the area that will take you along the beaches and through jungle trails. You are sure to see lots of wildlife and some fantastic views.
  • Kayaking - A kayak tour is another great way to see local wildlife, and the only way explore the Nosara river mouth estuary. Lots of birds and the occasional crocodile await your visit. Experienced paddlers can also sign up for open ocean sea kayak tours.
  • Canopy Tour - Nosara is now home to one of the longest zip-line canopy tours in the country. Soar through the treetops on a series of cables strung high above the Nosara river valley.
  • Yoga Retreat - The Nosara Yoga Institute provides training for professional yoga instructors and offers classes to the public.  The Blue Spirit Retreat Center/ Omega Institute offers workshops and retreats. Yoga classes are also available through the Harmony Hotel, or enjoy the beautiful yoga room at our house- your vacation rental.
  • Ostional Turtle Refuge - Visit the Ostional wildlife refuge during an arribada, and see thousands of Ridley turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
  • Rio Nosara Biological Reserve - Walk through over 40 hectares of protected land bordering the Rio Nosara, where you'll see beautiful plants and tons of wildlife.  Access the reserve through the Lagarta Lodge. Go on your own or on a guided tour. 

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