The tropical paradise of Costa Rica is a small slice of heaven, dotted with swaying palm trees, long stretches of sugar-sand beaches, and postcard-perfect scenery. With gentle waves lapping at your feet and sand squishing between your toes, any stress left over from the daily grind won't stand a chance.
This stunning strip of Costa Rican coastline offers vacationers the chance to experience the best of the beach scene while having a seemingly endless array of ways to enjoy the sapphire blue waters. Whether you're planning on celebrating a special occasion with friends, taking a romantic getaway with someone special, or maybe just having an epic solo adventure, Nosara provides the ideal spot for your retreat.
Set all the way to the west in the Guanacaste Province, Nosara is about 44 miles from the seaside destination, Tamarindo, and just over 50 miles south of the resorts at Playa Flamingo, you'll be far enough away from the big cities while enjoying easy access to local attractions.
With the beach nearly in the backyard of your vacation rental and tons of excursions at your fingertips, you'll never have to go too far to find some fun!
Make sure you have lots of sunscreen, ice-cold drinks, and maybe a good book to curl up with and head down to the picturesque Nosara Beach. Hang out under an umbrella with your novel or get out on the waves with a surfing lesson and hang ten. Tell your friends to have the camera ready when it's your turn to go sky-high on a parasailing adventure, or maybe simply do a little body surfing in the perfect break.
Take everyone over to the Wildlife Sanctuary at Sibu and walk through the grounds to learn how the sanctuary rescues and nurtures wild animals while working to protect their natural environments and grow the populations. Wave to the Howler Monkeys then grab a sweet treat at the onsite cafe.
Reserve your spot on an ATV or off-road tour to kick up some dirt and see the lush landscape of Costa Rica. Navigate your ATV through the rivers, and along the trails the cut through the seaside jungles. Learn about the iconic eco-system from the guides, and capture the perfect picture to remember your trip by.
Rent a bike to leisurely wind your way through the town, or weave through the trees and rocks of the jungle on a mountain bike. If you want to get out on the waves, you can hook up with a guided tour for a canoeing trip along the iconic beaches. With kite surfing and surf schools ready to help you have the best time possible, it'll be hard to figure out where to start.
As the sun starts to set, head down to the beach and climb up on the waiting horse for a horseback ride through the waves. Watch the sun set into the Pacific as you and your special someone share a moment you'll ever forget. Afterward, retire to the privacy of your own vacation rental for a restful night's sleep.
Escape the tourists and find a bit of peace on the beaches of Samara just 20 miles south. The easy access location gives you the chance to hit the local shops, dive into one of the mouthwatering seaside restaurants, then snag a spot on the beach to leave your worries behind.
Just six miles up the coast, you'll definitely want to visit the beaches of Ostional. When the time is right, you'll be able to witness the stunning site of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles coming ashore to dig out their nests and lay their eggs. When it's time for the eggs to hatch, the protected area allows safe passage to the waiting waters for the newborn turtles.
When the long stretches of pristine beaches, gentle ocean breezes, and fun-filled adventures call your name, answer the call and book one of our vacation rentals for your next seaside getaway to Nosara and make memories that will last a lifetime.
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