Nosara is a remote and tranquil beach community located in the central area of the Nicoya Peninsula, in the province of Guanacaste. It is a one-of-a-kind place in the dry tropical forest, with wild animals, birds and fresh ocean air. The beaches of Nosara are part of one of Costa Rica’s protected wildlife preserves, devoid of large hotels and dedicated to the preservation of turtle nesting, making it an ideal place for a nature lover’s or surfer’s vacation. You can walk for miles on breathtaking, unspoiled beaches that provide abundant opportunities for exploration, adventure or tranquility and relaxation. In the green season, Nosara is home to abundant rivers, waterfalls and wildlife. Increasingly a mecca for yoga and individuals seeking a healthy lifestyle, Nosara offers many elements of the Blue Zone of Nicoya, to which it belongs. A Blue Zone is a region of the world where people engage in lifestyle and practices that result in higher-than-normal longevity.
A short four minute walk through natural landscapes and unpaved roads brings you to the secluded, pristine beach of Playa Pelada, a white sand beach with craggy nooks and crannies, and fascinating rocky formations. Here you can walk, swim, body surf, stand up paddle board, collect shells, sunbathe, and explore caves during low tide. Natural pools also appear during low tide. You are greeted by dramatic sunsets all year long. You can walk to Playa Guiones, the more touristic surfer’s beach, just a fifteen-minute walk south.
We are just a few minutes walking distance from the Boca de Nosara (Nosara River mouth) where both the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana converge and empty into the Pacific Ocean. Here you will observe lots of wildlife in this beautiful and tranquil reserve, and you can hike, do stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking.