Playa Guiones Costa Rica Guide || Nosara Costa Rica Guide

May 25, 2018

Playa Guiones Costa Rica Guide || Nosara Costa Rica Guide

Every couple of months, I like to hop down to Playa Guiones, also know as Nosara Costa Rica to surf, visit friends, and for a change in scenery. This sleepy surf and yoga town was recently named one of the 20 best surf towns around the world by National Geographic, and much like the rest of Costa Rica, has become quite a popular tourist destination. Although the dirt road into Nosara can be a bit bumpy, once in town, you can spend as many days as you like relaxing, practicing yoga, surfing beautiful waves, and eating delicious food. And lucky me, I recently was able to pop down to Nosara to surf and spend quality time with two of my surf amigas who just so happened to plan surf trips during the same dates.

If you've been thinking about a vacation in Costa Rica or dreaming of visiting Nosara, check out my Nosara Costa Rica guide below! 

 

Palm trees at the beach in Nosara Costa Rica (Playa Guiones). Photographed by Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

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Playa Guiones Costa Rica Guide || Nosara Costa Rica Guide 

Location:
Playa Guiones, often called Nosara, is located on the western, Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula. Nosara is about 2.5 hours from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and about 1.5 hours to Tamarindo on the coastal road. 

What to Do:
Nosara is a surf and yoga town - - there are plenty of surf schools and yoga retreats. Other activities include horseback riding, ATV tours, zip lining, visiting Ostional Wildlife Reserve to see the sea turtles lay eggs and hatch, and deep sea fishing.

For surf programs, I highly recommend Surf Simply and Nosara Family Surf.
For yoga retreats, check out Bodhi Tree and Nosara Yoga Institute

Aerial image of surfer on the beach in Nosara Costa Rica. Salt & Water aerial beach print photographed by Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

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Where to Stay:
Gilded Iguana
Olas Verdes
Harmony Hotel
Moana Surf Resort
Nalu Nosara
Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

Nosara Costa Rica travel guide. Harmony Hotel in Nosara Costa Rica. Photographed by Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

Nosara Costa Rica travel guide. Harmony Hotel in Nosara Costa Rica. Photographed by Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

My last trip in Nosara, I stayed at Boheme via AirBnB. I totally was crushing on this interior design and I secretly wanted to stuff a couple of those cute throw pillows in my suitcase. 😍🙈 And this diptych of my sunset print “It’s Raining Sunshine” doesn’t look too bad either! 

Boho chic living room with framed beach print. Beautiful pink rain and pastel sunset print. Anthropologie pillow, Urban Outfitters pillow, Target home decor, History of Surfing Book. Photographed by Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

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If you're looking to rent a gorgeous home, check out Casa Estrella and Infinity Villas Nosara.

 

Where to Eat:
La Luna
El Chivo
Harmony Hotel
Olo Alai
Rosi's
Go Juice Nosara
Beach Dog Hostel

Beach path in Nosara Costa Rica. Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are sandy. Gone to the Beach wanderlust image by Samba to the Sea at The Sunset Shop.
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P.S. If you're thinking of taking a surf trip in Costa Rica, don't forget to grab my FREE Surf Guide to Northern Costa Rica

Pura Vida,
Kristen #thesunsetchaser 

Palm trees at the beach in Nosara Costa Rica (Playa Guiones). Photographed by Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.


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