This area has become increasingly popular amongst traveling surfers as it offers a more laid
back, relaxed atmosphere than its bustling neighbor to the north, Tamarindo, while boasting world
class surf almost all year.
The small community of Nosara offers visitors a unique experience
with a variety of moderate accommodations, with activities
such as surfing, fishing, and horseback riding.
This area receives consistent swells, good wind conditions and has become a popular spot for longboarders. Just to the north, you will find a nesting ground for turtles at Ostional
beach which is one of the western hemisphere's most important turtle hatcheries (May - December).
- Stop by the Harbor Reef for a post surf cocktail at their poolside bar
- Guiones Beach: aside from excellent surfing, this is a great place to watch the sunset
- San Juanillo Beach: excellent for snorkeling, or just a quiet day trip
- Playa Rosada: visit the pink beach of Playa Rosada, located about 2 hours away
We have canopy tours, scuba diving, horseback riding and sportfishing tours that operate out of Nosara. There is also a surf school that runs daily and weekly courses. List
of all Nosara Adventure Tours >
Harbor Reef Restaurant
Located at the Harbor Reef Lodge, excellent food open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Large portions, and great taste…Highly recommended
Cafe de Paris
Full bakery and restaurant (as well as hotel) offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Some of the best food in
town including fresh fish, as well as a large menu of international cuisine located across from the Cafe de Paris on the hillside.
The Gilded Iguana
This is a local favorite for a hangout, grab a beer or enjoy their great food and full bar.
One of the best meals and most romantic spots in Nosara. Located on the beach just before the entrance into the Hotel Nosara. You can have an incredible meal and watch the waves break
on the beach just 50 yards away.
Blew Dog Surf Club
Great place. Good food. All meals. Full bar. Very popular with surfers and locals.
Just re-opened under new chef and is right around the corner from the heart of Guiones on the mail road. Offering a variety of foods from fresh fish, Italian food, pasta
and pizza. Full bar.
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