About Nosara

Nosara is a remote and tranquil beach community located in the central area of the Nicoya Peninsula, in the province of Guanacaste. It is a one-of-a-kind place, with rare animals, birds and fresh ocean air. Mailing addresses don’t exist here. There are no paved roads, streetlights or street names. Pura Vida, the pure life, embodies the beauty of existing in each moment, fully grasping the millennium-old Latin saying “carpe diem” – sieze the day. Seize the opportunity to embrace this relaxed, blissful and inspirational lifestyle.

The beaches of Nosara are part of one of Costa Rica’s protected wildlife preserves, devoid of large hotels and dedicated to the preservation of turtle nesting, making it an ideal place for a nature lover’s or surfer’s vacation. You can enjoy miles of breathtaking, unspoiled beaches, abundant in opportunities for exploration, adventure or tranquility and relaxation. In the green season, Nosara is home to rich rivers, waterfalls and wildlife.

Increasingly a Mecca for yoga and individuals seeking a healthy lifestyle, Nosara incorporates many elements of the Blue Zone of Nicoya, to which it belongs, a region of the world where people engage in practices that result in increased longevity. These practices include ensuring the surroundings comprised of clean air, abundant nature, enjoying life, consumption of pure healthy foods, active lifestyle, a strong network of community relationships, a vital spiritual connection and a passionate involvement in work and/or family.

Nosara also prides itself in being one of the oldest expatriate communities of Costa Rica, and travelers are treated to their choice of fine restaurants and lodging, along with spa and health services. The residents of Nosara are committed to preserving the natural environment, evidenced by a moratorium on hunting animals and timber logging that stretches back for over 20 years.

The Nosara Civic Association was established to protect the interests of the community as well as the environment. As a result, Nosara enjoys the cleanest water table in Costa Rica and clean ocean water with no dumping of gray or black water into streams or beaches.

“No Shoes No Shirt” Nosara is how some describe this beach area famous for surf and yoga, but there’s a worldly element here as well as sophisticated travelers have discovered this serene, unspoiled corner of Costa Rica. Located where the turtles meet the monkeys, this area has enjoyed both the protection of the national park system, as well as the decades-old efforts of the local citizens association that keep the beaches pristine and ensure hundreds of acres of protected forest interspersed with small-scale development.

Nosara serves as a perfect example of planned growth that is the model for development in other areas of Costa Rica. The civic association was established to safeguard the interests of the people in the zone as well as the environment. As a result Nosara enjoys Costa Rica’s most pristine beaches, a true natures lover’s paradise.

Nosara’s pristine beaches, perfect surfing conditions, warm water, tropical climate, breathtaking sunsets and friendly locals has made it one of Costa Rica’s top vacation destination. Nosara has become a popular location for repeat visitors to Costa Rica.

The small community of Nosara offers visitors a unique experience with a variety of activities such as surfing, fishing, horseback riding, canopy zip line tours, strolling the beach collecting shells and much more. Nosara gives you the small town feelings, but with the amenities that you expect on a perfect vacation in Costa Rica. We welcome you to come explore and embrace the beauty of Costa Rica’s magnificent natural world.

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