Nosara Travel Guide

  • Nosara
    by blueskyjohn
  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Nosara Things to Do

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.


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Nosara Restaurants

  • Great food and bar

    Good food at Blew Dog's - The spaghetti, chicken enchiladas, buffalo wings, huevos rancheros are all really good and reasonably priced

  • Gourmet Seafood at Great Prices

    Every meal I ordered for dinner at the Guilded Iguana restaurant was sensational. The fish was, of course, most likely caught the same day. As a life-long (almost) fish lover and former commercial fisherman I would know. All other meat dishes were also off the chart, especially when you consider the price. The most expensive dinners were $14.00 and...

  • Fun place for lunch or dinner

    Skip their uninspiring breakfasts and head to the Gilded Iguana for lunch or dinner. Thelunch menu cosnsis of the typical (but good) sandwiches and burgers. The dinner menu features fresh seafood (whatever was caught that morning) and is outstanding! The walls of this open air prestaurant are coved with graffiti from people who have passed through...


Nosara Nightlife

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    Blew Dogs: surfer hangout near the beach

    by costabound Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    good food, pool table, pool and waterfall. At night, it is THE spot in Nosara to party. We were there on Friday and Saturday nights it was packed. Otherwise you have to drive a long way into town, which wasnt too fun.

    Dress Code: none! first place you hit when coming in from the surf.

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    • Singles
    • Surfing
    • Beaches

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Nosara Transportation

  • Access road to south end of Playa...

    The south end of Playa Guiones is beautiful in its own way. Very few people come here because the access road is not marked. To get here from Nosara, drive south on the coastal road until you see two pillars on the side of the road (see photos). Turn right down this road and take until the end. Turn right. There is a three story tower house on you...

  • Getting transportation from San Jose

    Getting to Nosara you really have only 2 choices- puddle jumper or drive (10 hours). I got help through a resident there, Paula White. Her advice was great and I think well worth the money. Everything went off without a hitch. If you are trying to get to the more rural areas around Nosara she can help. If you are looking to get from San Jose to...

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Nosara Warnings and Dangers

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    Muddy roads

    by kyoub Written Jan 14, 2005

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    I don't know if the road conditions have changed since we were there or not. When we visited Nosara there were no paved roads.
    They were all gravel or dirt roads and when it rained they were mud tracks. You needed a four-wheel drive at least and sometimes the help of a tractor to get where you wanted to go.

    Muddy road
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    • Road Trip

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