No Shoes No Shirt Nosara’ is how some describe this beach area famous for surf and yoga, but there’s a worldly element here as well as sophisticated travelers have discovered this serene, unspoiled corner of Costa Rica. Located where the turtles meet the monkeys, this area has enjoyed both the protection of the national park system, as well as the decades-old efforts of the local citizens association that keep the beaches pristine and ensure hundreds of acres of protected forest interspersed with small-scale development. Samara has a superb coral reef and its own picturesque wooded island in the bay ~ Isla Chora. It's popular with swimmers and windsurfers, and it's an ideal beach for your kids.
Samara is not only a charming beach resort, with a wide choice of friendly and attractive hotels, restaurants, bars and discos, but, unlike other Pacific Ocean resorts, it is also a thriving fishing and farming community.
The Gilded Iguana is the original surfer spot in Nosara since 1988. Surfers, yoga lovers, and adventure travelers seeking the best in Costa Rica hotels come for direct access to the region’s most famous beach, Playa Guiones, and stay to experience the most consistent surf breaks in the world, a relaxing yoga retreat, and adventurous mountain biking. Our hotel and experiences are designed for the entire family.
Hotel Lagarta Lodge Located in the popular Nosara Beach. As you escape from the daily noise of the city, you will enter in a realm of sun, surf, and sand. Lagarta Lodge is situated ideally near two rivers, creating a breeze and the permanent sensation of freshness.
This ecological lodge has a nature reserve, several restaurants and as well as swimming pools. It has only 27 Junior Suites for more personalized service. You will find local fresh ingredients with international gastronomy creating a delicious menu that would please the most demanding palates.
Very close to Lagarta you will find Ostional Beach, a place where you can enjoy the amazing arribadas of thousands of turtles coming to nest and lay their eggs.
Enjoy gorgeous sunsets, the happy Costa Rican culture and delicious cuisine. An ideal hotel for those looking for a leisure and restful vacation.
Hacienda Barrigona is located 30 minutes from the town of Nosara, within the beautiful province of Guanacaste in the Nicoya Peninsula. Nicoya is regarded as one of the world’s Blue Zones, where life expectancies of residents tend to surpass 100 years of age.
This is a place where you can detach yourself from everyday life and become totally immersed in the natural beauty of Costa Rica.
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. The 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
YOGA RETREATS AND YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS
Blue Spirit is one of the foremost world-class yoga and meditation retreat centers in Costa Rica, providing an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal growth, and environmental sustainability.
The Olas Verdes Hotel is located in the relaxed town of Nosara steps away from Playa Guiones; this area has long been known for its dedication to ecotourism, adventurous and healthy living. A significant part of this region is a protected dry forest, and the Nosara Biological Reserve is in the north of this small town. The people living in the Nosara town has a clear objective, they live in harmony with nature and promote sustainability and the conservation of the environment.
This small boutique hotel offers their guests a path to a preserved wildlife reserve where a wide variety of colorful birds and animals live. As well as some of the magnificent coastlines for surfing in Costa Rica! Olas Verdes Hotel became the first LEED Certified Surf Hotel in 2016 which recognize it as an eco-conscious alternative in the Nicoya Peninsula of Guanacaste.
This is the perfect place to relax, surrounded by natural rainforest vegetation and the beautiful blue Pacific perfect for a surfing experience. Olas Verdes provides their visitors with a unique location to base their experience, having National Parks, adventure tours, caves and much more near the Nicoya area.