By Air

There are two major international airports in Costa Rica.

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) – Liberia, CR
Liberia’s airport is the major airport closest to Nosara, It is approximately a 2.5 – 3 hour drive from Liberia to Nosara by car/shuttle.

Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) – San Jose, CR
San Jose is the busiest airport in Costa Rica. It is approximately a 4 -5 hour drive by car.

There are two other smaller airlines that fly from the major airports directly to the local airport in Nosara. The Nosara airport is approximately a 10 minute drive to Playa Guiones or Playa Pelada. Flights run daily.

Nature Air – www.natureair.com

Sansa – www.flysansa.com

Ground Transportation

One option is to rent a car at one of the major airports. There are also shuttle services that operate between Nosara and both the Liberia and San Jose airports.

The airport shuttle service we recommend is Terra Tour. Visit the website here, or contact them directly via email at crterratour@yahoo.com.

The local community shuttle service from Liberia is GypsyCab. They have limited pick-up times. Visit their website for details.

If you need a local taxi for transport once in Nosara, you can call 2682-1401.

Nature Air – www.natureair.com

Sansa – www.flysansa.com

A list of our favorite places to shop, eat, and hang out.

Accommodations

Costa Rica Yoga Spa

​​The Costa Rica Yoga Spa is located on the mountain of a private ranch in Nosara, Guanacaste on the Gold Coast of Costa Rica. The boutique resort and retreat center looks out on both the Pacific Ocean and Ostional National Wildlife Park, where hundreds of thousands of Olive Ridley turtles come to nest and a wide variety of birds call home. In a word, it’s breathtaking. ​Due to the location of the facilities, the natural habitat and ocean view will never change.

A stay with CRYS includes three healthy organic vegetarian meals each day with many ingredients from thier own permaculture garden, a yoga class, a beach trip and views that go on forever. CRYS offer a variety of Spa Services, Adventure Activities and Volunteering options for you to personalize your retreat or vacation experience with us.

Patitos Nosara

Patitos Nosara is a small community of 3 homes surrounded by mature jungle in Nosara, Costa Rica. Tucked away on the Nicoya Penninsula Nosara is truly a paradise. Just a 5 minute walk gets you to our beach with one of the most beautiful and consistent wave breaks in Costa Rica. The property is located right in the middle of town so you can walk to the majority of stores, yoga studios, and restaurants.

Each home is unique, but all units are a duplex style with the option of renting one side or both. Each unit has a fully stocked kitchen, AC, access to washer and dryer, and ADT security systems.  There is a yoga studio on site,  and access to the pool at the neighboring hotel Cafe De Paris.

Living Hotel

Living Hotel is 5 minute walk from Guiones beach. A long stretch of beach ideal for surfers of all levels. Pamper yourself at the Living Spa, take a dip in the salt water pool or enjoy breakfast/lunch or a smoothie at Jasmine’s Cafe. Living Hotel is also within walking distance of many fun bars and restaurants, however they are your little oasis.

Harmony Hotel

Inspired by old school tropical destinations of eras that appreciated low key glamour and total escape, The Harmony Hotel opened in 2004. From the beginning, it has been a passion project for the owners—a couple who met surfing in Nosara—and all those involved in creating the lush, sustainable property where guests now mingle with hummingbirds and howler monkeys. Situated a stone’s throw from a pristine surf break with consistent year-round waves on Playa Guiones, the Harmony is ideal for a surfing adventure. But it is much more than that. It is a place for community and ideas—an ideal space for contemplation and deep relaxation.

Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort opened its doors in 2014 for travelers that want to enjoy the magic of Costa Rica in a very unique and healthy way. Enjoy our high-end accommodations, superb dining experience, world class yoga and pilates studios, gym, spa, juice bar and boutique. Come visit us and discover Costa Rica’s finest yoga resort and retreat sanctuary.

Driftwood Glamping Hotel

Driftwood Glamping & Boutique Hotel lies nested in between the pristine sandy beach of Playa Pelada and the lush Guanacaste jungle. Located a mere 200 meters from the beach and reachable through a lovely jungle walk in which you can see monkeys and toucans, Driftwood offers the unique experience of sleeping in one of our magnificent suite bedrooms with AC, or glamping in luxury bell tents without giving up the comforts of home, surrounded by beautiful organic vegetable gardens, an infinity swimming pool overlooking the jungle, and the sounds of nature.

Lagarta Lodge

The boutique hotel Lagarta Lodge in Nosara, on the Nicoya peninsula, is beautifully situated, with two rivers, expansive sandy beaches, and woods along the Pacific shores of Costa Rica. The eco-lodge maintains its own, private nature reserve with magnificent mangrove trees. You will have the perfect vacation experience in the naturally elegant ambiance of our hotel. Especially as sustainability and social responsibility are central to our concept.

Dining

Robin’s Cafe & Ice Cream

​​Robin’s offers all-day breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Robin’s has a great selection of fresh, delicious and wholesome foods.

Cafe de Paris

What began as a simple concept: A bakery serving only the freshest bread every morning has blossomed into a wonderful residence and restaurant. Featuring a range of accommodations, from basic, clean, and comfortable to spacious, finely-appointed, with breathtaking views, Residence Café de Paris is THE place to stay while in Nosara. Our guests return again and again, with a number of them choosing to settle in the area.

Naked Foods

Naked Foods specializes in organic, plant-based, vegan eats! They also have a Juicery, Elixirs, Raw Vegan Wild Treats, Chocolates, Kombuchas, and Ginger Beer.

Bodywork

Harmony Healing Centre

The Healing Centre is designed as a place of restoration, nurturing and peace, inspired by Costa Rica’s natural bounty and beauty. We offer personalized bodywork and yoga classes in a contemplative, supportive manner.

Our treatments and classes are designed to help you get in touch with your natural rhythm, your own harmony! All of our services are personalized; each treatment is handmade specifically for you, with ingredients that are good for you and the environment.

The Healing Centre’s experienced therapists and instructors are actively engaged in continued education, making our yoga classes a journey into intelligent sequencing, well versed anatomy and thought provoking yogic philosophy as are our treatments sensibly aligned with your personal needs.

Minimum impact on the earth, maximum impact on your well-being

Things to Do

Bazzar

Bazzar is a shopping destination in Nosara for lovers of all things beach and bohemian. Bazaar also offers an assortment of yoga, dance, and movement wear. Bazzar has two locations in Nosara; one next to reception at Sunset Shack Hotel in Playa Guiones and another at La Luna restaurant in Playa Pelada.

Nature

Monteverde offers unique adventures in the Cloud Forests, with opportunities to view diverse wildlife.
Volcan Arenal is an outdoor mecca for hiking, mountain biking, hot springs, and views of the volcano.
Playa Domical and Uvita offer lush tropical beach destinations, green mountains, and hidden jungle waterfalls.
The Osa Peninsula, located a the Southern-most tip of the country, offers an incredible, rich nature experience in Costa Rica.
The Rincon Hot Springs are a great getaway destination, not far from Liberia. Check out Rio Paradiso or Rincon Eco Lodge for accommodations.