A peaceful paradise close to everything
Nosara is one of Guanacaste´s tourism paradises. With a surface of approximately 135 km2 and a population of nearly 5000, it is a district of the Nicoya County and hosts one of the 5 privileged Blue Zones in the world, areas where populations live extremely long lives, often reaching ages beyond 95.
Nosara is mostly known for its surfing and its yoga. It’s an ideal place to recharge your energy and free yourself from stress. Its slogan is: “No shoes, no shirt, Nosara”. The village has unpaved streets and small buildings, instead of large infrastructure for hotel and restaurant chains, and it seeks to promote local development and attract regional tourism.
Every week, two farmer’s markets take place, providing visitors the opportunity to find local and organic produce. The Nosara Fair takes place every Saturday morning next to the village’s supermarket, whereas the Blue Fair is held in Playa Guiones on Thursday mornings.
Nosara’s main attraction, without a doubt, comes from its white sand beaches that turn blue, orange, and gold at the end of each day. The main beaches are Guiones, Nosara, and Pelada. Playa Ostional, found nearby, is home to the National Wildlife Refuge of the same name, where every year hundreds of thousands of turtles come to nest.
Nosara’s population makes great efforts to conserve its forests and beaches, as well as its rich biodiversity. You will easily find racoons, iguanas, coatis, howler monkeys, squirrels, pacas, and many other wildlife species. It is also a birding paradise, with abundance of species such as brown pelicans and egrets, not to mention its diversity of marine species, such as olive ridley, green, and leatherback marine turtles, and marine mammals such as dolphins and whales.
The area provides all sorts of services, such as supermarkets, drugstores, spas, yoga schools, medical centers, and diverse restaurants. It enjoys regular bus service and there is a small airport for national flights.
In the beaches of Nosara, the waves invite you to surf away from the noise of big hotels and crowded beaches. Besides surfing, the area is famous for its yoga retreats and its experienced instructors. Every year, thousands of people visit the village searching for serenity and transformation.