things to do in nosara


Walking along any of the beaches, or from one the next for a longer hike, is an enlightening experience of which you will find yourself alone much of the time. Walking all the way to the southern tip of Guiones Point at low tide, you will find a mystical pink sand beach and pink sand island! You can swim in the cove at Pelada Beach to the north. Snorkeling is another option and there are several areas accessible by boat or on foot that are suitable at the right tide.

Here in Guiones you can learn to surf or hone your expertise.  Boogie boarding aka body boarding is another option for those that want to get a taste of the ocean's power but don't feel the need to complicate things by trying to stand up. If flat water is more your thing, there are canoe, kayak and boat trips to see wildlife on the Nosara River.  SUP or Stand Up Paddling has recently been introduced to Nosara with several outfitters available to guide you either on the river, in the ocean or both.


Horse rides along the beach at sunset or on a full moon is a favorite as well as ATV tours of the beautiful Guanacaste Mountains and their magnificent ocean views. The longest zipline canopy tour in Costa Rica is also located here in Nosara.  Being in the presence of our resident Howler Monkey's is an enchanting part of Nosara. You will hear them most mornings as the jungle awakens with the sun and often times you will see them right outside your window. Some days they spend as much as an hour in the trees in the back section of our hotel. There is also a monkey rescue facility for injured monkeys that you can visit for a closer interaction.

Beach walks along our 3 mile beach, exploring tide pools and connecting area beaches is a favorite pastime. Renting bikes and cruising around our eclectic town to visit some of the many artisan shops, farmer's markets and restaurants is always a fun adventure. There are also more than a handful of studios that offer yoga, pilates, dance, personal training and kick boxing. Other activities include mountain biking our new trail system, hiking to the local waterfall, playing tennis or mini golf and taking short day trips to surrounding beaches and farms.


For the early evening from 7 - 10 pm, Guiones Beach offers live music at one hotel or another most nights of the week. There are several local bands that tend towards classic rock repertoire and a variety of visting artist among the groups.  Since a lot of the people in Guiones are here to surf, the Guiones Beach area businesses have amicably agreed on a 10 pm quiet hour. KayaSol has live entertainment at a modest volume from 7 - 10 pm one to two nights a week depending on the season but always on Thursday"s. On Friday and Saturday night s after 10 pm, the infamous "Tropi" Tropicana Disco Bar in Nosara Central is the place to be for the night time excitement.

A Costa Rican discoteque is truly an unforgettable experience and hosts the most talented local dancers. Dancing Salsa, Cumbia and Merengue is as natural to the local Costa Ricans as speaking Spanish. It is a beautiful tradition passed along generation after generation and if you are lucky, you might learn a few moves from some willing teachers!


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