Costa Rica Beach

Playa Nosara

Playa Nosara is a remote beach with black volcanic sand and some of the largest waves in Costa Rica. The actual village of Nosara is a few kilometers inland, and also counts Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada as part of its community. The residents are one of the oldest Expats communities in Costa Rica, have long had a peaceful coexistence with nature. Homes and small hotels are purposefully spread apart and carefully hidden away in the jungle. A large area of land has been turned into a protected area and there is a moratorium on hunting animals. The scenery is stunning as trees hang over the roads to create a beautiful canopy. Over the last decade it has become a true haven not just for surfers and eco tourists but also for yoga practitioners.


On the northern border of Playa Nosara lies Playa Ostional, home to the Ostional Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge was created in 1984 to protect one the worlds most important Olive Ridley Sea Turtle nesting grounds. Year round the turtles will ride in at dark, during high tide, deposit their eggs in the sand, and head back out to sea. However in the rainy season, in a phenomenon called arribada, the turtles will come in by the hundreds, and sometimes even hundreds of thousands. This rarely-seen biological wonder is something not to be missed!

Getting to Nosara

Nosara is located about 1.5 hours south of Tamarindo. Cars can be rented in San Jose (4.5 hrs), Liberia (2 hrs), and in town. The Nosara Airport is serviced by Nature Air and Sansa. Bus shuttles can be arranged through Interbus and Grayline.

Playa Nosara Directory

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Jungle Lodge

Boutique resort and yoga lodge located on private mountain ranch.

Visit Jungle Lodge Nosara.

playa nosara eco lodge

Hotel Lagarta

Elegant sustainable boutique resort located in a private nature reserve.

Visit Nosara Hotel Lagarta.

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Go Juice

All natural fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies served in outdoors setting.

Visit Go Juice Nosara.

playa nosara juice bar

La Luna

Greek, Mediterranean and pizza restaurant located on the beach.

Visit Nosara Restaurant La Luna.

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