16-17-18) PLAYA NOSARA, PLAYA GUIONES OR (PUNTA GUIONES):
This is one of the best beach breaks in Costa Rica, and can hold any kind of swells. It works very well with off-shore. Access: By land. Tide: Any tide. Swells: North-Northwest. Bottom: Sand. Feet: 2 to12. Season: December to March. Stars: 4.
The town and the Nosara airport are 5 kilometers from the beach. You can also find spare parts and lodging there. Though most people choose to stay to the south, near Playa Guiones. The meaning of the word Paradise fits perfectly with the description of Playa Nosara, covered by fine white sand. The post office, the police station and the Red Cross Ph + (506) 2682-0100, are next to the soccer field, in the Center of the town. Post office and telegraphs Ph + (506) 2682-0100.
Banco Popular Ph + (506) 2682-0267. Located next to the Hotel Café de Paris. Schedule Monday to Friday of 09:00 a.m to 03:30 p.m, offering all sorts of services, visa, credit card, change of checks (traveler’s checks), and dollar exchange.
How to get Here?
Approximately 6 hours from San José to Puente La Amistad Tempisque – Nicoya – Nosara. There is a byway 35 kilometers long that joins Nosara to Nicoya, via Guastomatal. It is passable on a 4 x 4. Most travelers take the paved road that goes from Nicoya to Playa Samara downtown. You have to turn about 5 kilometers before Samara, after the gas station. The last 25 kilometers on the way to Nosara, is paved and in good condition, but you will have to cross some rivers, especially during the rainy season. This is the route that buses use. It is possible to continue north, passing by Ostional, up to Paraiso and Junquillal, where you have to cross some streams: during the rainy season it is necessary to drive a 4 x 4. It is more convenient to buy your gas in Nicoya gas station, but they also sell gas in Playa Samara and Nosara.
Sansa Servicio Nacional S.A Ph +(506) 2221-9414, Administration Ph + (506) 2248-1124, Nosara Ph +(506) 2682-0006. Airport Ph + (506) 2442-7472. www.flysansa.com. E-mail: email@example.com. Flights 2630, Departs 08:00, Arrives 08:45, One Way 78 US$/ Round Trip 156 US$.
Natureair Ph + (506) 2299-6000. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com www.natureair.com -Free Call (USA/Canada): 800 235 9272 – Airport Tobias Bolaños, San José Costa Rica. Twin Otter Vistaliner. Flights 310/ 360, Departs 07:00/ 15:30, Arrives 07:50/ 16:20, One Way 80 US$, Round Trip 160 US$.
There is a daily service from the terminal station in Nicoya at 01:00 p.m., which returns at 06:00 p.m. The trip takes 2 ½ hours. Traroc Company Ph + (506) 2685-5352; there is a daily service between Nicoya and Nosara. The Alfaro Enterprise Ph +(506) 2258-4716/ Ph + (506) 2222 2666 has one bus that leaves every day at 06:00 a.m. from 14th Street, between 3rd and 5th Avenues in San Jose. This trip lasts 6 hours and the bus returns at 12:45 p.m.
WHERE TO SLEEP & EAT?
Driftwood Glamping & Boutique Hotel Ph + (506) 2201-6886. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.driftwoodnosara.com. Driftwood is located in between the pristine sandy beach of Playa Pelada and the lush Guanacaste jungle. We are a mere 200 meters from the beach, reachable through a lovely jungle walk in which you can see monkeys and toucans. Driftwood offers the unique experience of sleeping in one of our magnificent suite bedrooms with AC, or glamping in luxury bell tents with private bathrooms. Have a smoothie or Juice in our infinity swimming pool overlooking the jungle, and practice Yoga in our Shala built in the middle of the Jungle. Built using eco-friendly materials and technology according to the principles of the green philosophy of glamping, we offer a memorable chic and funky experience for your stay in Nosara.
Villa Mango B & B Ph + (506) 2682-1168. E-mail: email@example.com www.villamangocr.com. High season double 93 US$ per night, breakfast and taxes included. Villa Mango Bed and Breakfast is located in the Nicoya Peninsula, close to the Nosara Biological Reserve, some minutes away from Pelada Beach and offering a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. It has 5 rooms all with private bathroom, hot water and fan, some with air conditioning. Enjoy the view and look out for the howler monkeys and the pizotes, whilst you are eating a delicious breakfast on the terrace. Take a dip in the swimming pool or read a book under the shade of the Mango trees. Come and enjoy a private paradise, far from the multitude. It doesn’t matter if you stay for one night or two weeks or if you choose to go on an adventure or simply rest. They will attend to you and with the up most personal attention. Arrive as a customer and you will leave here as a friend.
Green Sanctuary Hotel Ph + (506) 8320-9822. At 700 meters from the beach dashes near the mall and restaurants, which allow for a peaceful setting, friendly, comfortable and safe for guests. The hotel is 500 meters from the main road and its location, is easily accessible to the airport in Nosara. INTERNET Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout the hotel. SERVICES Laundry service , copy services – fax, parking, hot water, karaoke, cinema in the garden, swimming pool with pool towels provided, bar, Breakfast, smoke free everywhere. ROOMS Air conditioning and ceiling fans, room service, safe, mini fridges, hammock and private terrace for each room.
The Nomadic Hotel Ph + (506) 2201-7342. Location; 75 meters west of hotel Giardino Tropicale Nosara. We look forward to meeting you all and sharing with you what makes Nosara so special. The Cozy Queen boasts all the same features as our standard queen minus the private courtyard and the teak ceiling. However this room is just as comfy and is all you need to return to after a day of non stop surf sessions. Locally Farmed Teak Queen Bed, Private Adaptive Ensuite Bathroom, Covered Front Porch, Privacy Curtains, Full Length Mirror, Wardrobe, A/C, Fan, Wifi, Breakfast.
The Sunset Shack Ph + (506) 2682-0527.Featuring just 8 rooms that have been recently renovated, we offer two different accommodation types to choose from. Our standard Private rooms feature a double bed and a day bed, while our spacious Private Deluxe rooms have a king bed and 2 day beds for larger groups and families. Each has a small refrigerator and kitchen sink, along with basic kitchen necessities like plates, silverware, glasses and a french press for your early morning or afternoon coffee, although breakfast at Al Chile it’s included on the rate. Regardless of the option that suits you, our carefully chosen room amenities will ensure you have a comfortable and fun stay in Guiones.
The Gardens Hotel Ph + (506) 2682-4000. Start your day watching a family of howler monkeys pass by overhead from your private terrace and finish in complete comfort wrapped in 300 thread count sheets. Here at The Gardens we believe in making every stay with us both a special and rejuvenating experience. That means free high speed WIFI in all rooms, air conditioning, minibar and more. Whether you’re here for the world-class surf, yoga, hikes or wildlife…We want to make sure our hospitality lets you enjoy the most of it too. As soon as you arrive on our premises you’ll be greeted with a warm smile and a welcome drink and it only gets better from there. Let us look after you, give you the insider knowledge on the area and most of all truly relax in our little Oasis of a town.
Moana Surf Resort Ph +(506) 2682 0025 Ph + (506) 8989-2875.Moana is a beach front boutique surf resort designed for a high comfort surfing holiday. Located on north Playa Guiones, a 5 kilometers stretch of white sand, year-round surf and heart-opening sunsets. Our privileged location has a private jungle path, leading through the protected refuge, to the wild unspoiled beach and directly to the surf lineup. Privately secluded, yet a walking distance to many diverse gastronomic options, organic market, quaint shops, cafes, bakery and nightly entertainment.
Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort Ph + (506) 2682-0256. The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort was creatively designed around nature, leaving the surrounding jungle as it was meant to be. We continuously strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible by preserving the jungle’s natural state, leaving the impression that Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort has been here for many years. Here at Bodhi Tree, we take water management very seriously. We make sure every drop of water is used efficiently and sparingly. We’ve built our own water treatment plant, so no water is wasted. The water from our treatment plant is used to irrigate the gardens, keeping our lush grounds green without draining subcutaneous water supplies. With over 57 rooms at our resort, we know you’ll be able to find the perfect room for you.
Café de París Restaurant Ph (506) 2682-1036. Located at the Main Street. What began as a simple concept: A bakery serving only the freshest bread every morning, has blossomed into a wonderful residences and restaurant. BREAKFAST Mon to Sun 7:00 to 11:00. LUNCH Mon to Sun 12:00 to 17:00.
WHERE TO SURF SCHOOL – SURF SHOP – TOURS?
Coconut Harry’s Surf Shop & Surf School Ph (506) 2682-0574.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://coconutharrys.com/. Services: boogie boards, beach chairs, rentals witch’s rock surf tours. ATV and golf car – rentals, fishing charters arranged. Local crafts and lots of handmade articles and souvenirs. With over 150 boards to rent we have the biggest and best selection in town for all levels and styles of surfing. Our beach rental and surf school location next to the Beach Dog Cafe is the closest to the sand making it an easy walk with your board to the surf. You can store your board with us during your stay saving you the hassle of transporting your board back to your hotel or house. You can also change your board during your rental as the conditions and your abilities change.
Tico Tours Nosara Ph + (506) 2682-0543, Ph + (506) 8660-6384 E-mail:email@example.com http://www.ticotoursnosara.com/Location; Playa Guiones 50 meters from beach main entrance, 700m sur oeste de café de París Boca De Nosara. Tico Tours Nosara is one of the top tour operators in the Nosara area – Tico Tours Nosara provides the ultimate experience for your vacation – complimenting your Costa Rica vacation with Costa Rica’s popular attractions. Our specialties are ATV Tours, Horseback riding and Off Shore fishing, including a well thought out horseback riding lesson for children with our special breed of ponies. We are proud to be a premier provider of personalized service to families, couples, young groups as well as retreats participants.
Pipin Rentals Nosara Ph + (506) 8321-3956.Ph + (506) 8374-0217 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.pipinrentalsnosara.com We offer a great variety of tours that will allow you to know Nosara and its surroundings, from rivers, mountains, beaches and trails. Meet some of the most popular places in our community. We are also the number one alternative for renting your ATV. Tour Adventure White Rocks Waterfalls Adventures duration 3.5 hours $ 110/person + $ 25 extra passenger. Jungle and Wildlife Tour duration 2 hours $ 75/person + $ 25 extra passenger. Ostional Turtle Tour duration 2 hours $ 45/person minimum 3 people/ transportation included. Coffee Tour Zaragoza duration 4 hours $ 120/person + $ 25 extra passenger. Coastline Pura Vida Adventure duration 5 hours $ 120/person + $ 25 extra passenger. Snorkeling San Juanillo Bay duration 3.5 hours $ 110/person + $ 25 extra passenger/ transportation included. Rentals; Golf Carts Day $ 60 Week $ 400 Month $ 1.600. ATVS Day $ 55 Week $ 350 Month $ 1.400. Honda Day $ 90 Week $ 490. Have lunch with us $ 10 per person, Add to any package.
Burnt Toast Surfcamp Ph + (506) 8854-8330. E-mail: email@example.com http://www.btsurfcamp.com/ Location; 400 m West from first entry to Pelada Beach Nosara. With several secret spots close by, ATV rentals and a small airport at 5 minutes drive, Burnt Toast Surfcamp is a home away from home. It gives you rest and peace when you need it! We speak English, French, Spanish, and Dutch. This is a newly renovated wooden dorm room, complete with bunk beds and lockers with fully equipped commune kitchen on terrace and commune bathroom. Within walking distance there are surf shops, grocery stores, ATV-rentals, bars, dozens of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, and many other services. Teahupoo is a newly renovated wooden dorm with 6 bunk beds. With pleasure we guide and introduce you to the ocean. Explaining tides, currents, moon and sun position influencing and causing winds. We do lessons at North Guiones Beach which is a national park and one of the best beaches to learn surfing. The lessons are at 8 am or 3 pm, depending on the tide and wave height. Lessons are 2 hours starting with a warm up & stretching. We explain the technical parts of surfboards and history of surfing on the beach. We try to make everyone surf and improve position and balance.
Corky Carroll’s Surf School Ph + (506) 2682-0384. . Corky Carroll’s Surf School is 2nd generation family owned & operated from the office to the beach. Teaching surfing in Huntington Beach, California since 1996 and in Nosara, Costa Rica since 1998. An authentic surfing experience for all levels of surfing.
Nosara MTB Ph + (506) 8880-2870, Ph + (506) 2573-3948. Location; Meters South of the Gilded Iguana Hotel, Playa Guiones North. NOSARA MTB is a 100% local, family-run company built on the desire to share our passion for our lifestyle & Costa Rican roots. Experience the thrill of the ride down our favorite winding jungle roads of the Guanacaste Mountain Range and along the pristine beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula — on two wheels. BIKE TOURS “If you’re used to road cycling, this will blow your mind…
Experience Nosara Ph + (506) 8705-2010. We are a stand up paddle and adventure company located in Playa Guiones, Nosara, on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. We love to stand up paddle, adventure, explore Costa Rica and share our knowledge about stand up paddling and the local ecology. The best part is we do what we love while being a part of client’s best week of the year.
Nosara Family Surf Ph + (506) 8425-0936. We are a specialized travel agency that focusses on families/groups travelling to Nosara Costa Rica. We provide a personalized, custom surfing experience. From Private Lessons to Family Surf Camps for all levels, we got you covered in the surf arena with our English-speaking x CPR certified instructors.
Nosara Kids Camp Ph + (506) 8617-3603.A once in a lifetime local experience that your child will never forget done the PURA VIDA way !We teach kids the art of surfing, yoga, Spanish and helping the world. Making them enjoy everything they learn in a fantastic fun atmosphere, loving the ocean and the sun, Nosara Kids Camp is specially designed to get kids stoked! Surfing time is focus on riding a lot of waves, getting salty, playing with the ocean and learning about safety and multiple components of our coastal environment such as currents, tides, swells and type of breaks.
Nosara Surf Shop Ph (506) 2682-0575/ 2682-0186/ 2682-0451. Location; 200 meters West of Cafe de Paris at the Harmony Hotel Guiones, Nosara They repair boards, they grant classes, they organize circuits of surf and they rent diving gear. At Nosara Surf Shop our mission is pretty straight forward – offer everything possible, including first-class customer service, to make your vacation time and surf experience in Nosara the best it can possibly be. From ATVs to umbrellas, the latest surf wear to the hottest new boards, we strive to earn our position as Nosara’s #1 surf shop on a daily basis — and our quality service starts before you even step foot in Costa Rica.
Nosara Tico Surf School Ph + (506) 2573-0975. It is important for our coaches to understand the level of each student and his/her goals prior to entering the water. When booking a session with us, we will ask you all about your relationship with the ocean and how comfortable you feel. If this is your first time giving surfing a try, we will be with you every step of the way. We want your experience to be educational and fun. We have a five-tier system that will help you identify what your current level is, and allow you to focus on where you would like to be in the near future.
Safari Surf School Ph + (506) 2682-0113. Location; 100 meters south of Harbor Reef Hotel Playa Guiones, Nosara. When you visit Safari Surf School, one thing you’ll learn about us immediately, is that we’re a sustainability driven business that enjoys bringing two different cultures together for one amazing experience full of new friendships and a lifetime of memories for our guests. ¡Safari Surf School has been sharing its “stoke” and passion for surfing for over 13 years and is still going strong! You will obviously be thrust into the Latin “culture” and introduced to the incredible spirit and vibe that is “Pura Vida”…which translates to “Pure Life”.
Terratour Nosara Transport and Tours Ph + (506) 2682-0242, Ph + (506) 8810-7506. Don’t mess around with sketchy transportation services. At Terratour Nosara, we provide reliable, luxurious and professional shuttle service whenever you need it. To/from Liberia airport or Nosara our chauffeurs are all licensed, insured, and trained to keep you happy! You can travel to and from Nosara to any destination in our comfortable and safe vans.