Playa Guiones - south end
The south end of Playa Guiones is much different than the rest of the beach. Here the beach ends at a bluff over looking the ocean. The beach here has old lava flows that have been eroded smoother than expected with carved channels and layering that make for great pictures. I was here in late afternoon and this would be a nice place to watch the sunset. There was only one other car at the parking area. Very quiet place.
Being so rocky at low tide I would recommend swimming or surfing here. At high tide all these rocks will be covered.
- Adventure Travel
Playa Guionnes Surf
Yes, the surfing is good at Playa Guionnes, but not all the time. The first day of our stay there was FANTASTIC. Long, long rides on glassy 4-6 foot swells that seemed to peak for about half a minute before you had to drop in or bail out. Surfed for about 4 hours non-stop with only a minute or two between paddling back out and catching the next wave. Do not wear yourself out on the first day. The second day was also good, but somewhat bigger. By the time I got out there - about 75 yards from the beach - I was too worn out to catch anything.
The surf continued to build during our stay and the larger waves 10' to 15' were best at about mid-tide. Again, it was murder paddling out so far against waves this size. Very few of us made it. I did it though and had some screaming fast rides only to face another grueling paddle. I think next time I'll stick to single overhead.
white sand beach
Playa Nosara is just one of the lovely beaches in this area.
It is backed by lush vegetation which attracts birds and wildlife.
At times it has a very strong surf.
Build a beach hut
There are no trees on the beaches in Nosara so you need to make your own shade from the brutal rays of the sun
Play with a dog
There are plenty of dogs running around Nosara. Some belong to people and some don't. All like to play a game of fetch the stick in the water though.