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About Nosara

Nosara is a village on the coast in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. It has splendid beaches and is home to Olive Ridley sea turtles, which nest on the beach.

This is the perfect spot for beach-lovers. Find the perfect seafront rental on FlipKey, and start your next adventure.

About Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara is well off the beaten track, on the Nicoya peninsula, on the north pacific coast of Costa Rica. It's 100 miles west of the capital, San Jose. There's only one dirt and gravel road to get to it and this has only officially existed since 1979.

Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the Chorotegas inhabited the area for centuries. The Spanish virtually wiped out the tribe, enslaving them and sending them to work in the gold mines of Panama and Peru. However, you can still see evidence of their traditions today—you just need to go looking for it.

You can get virtually whatever you want to eat in Nosara—from traditional Costa Rican food to international cuisines. But it’s always worth sampling the local specialities, such as Gallo Pinto (a traditional breakfast dish) and ceviche (thinly sliced raw fish marinated in citrus).

There's plenty to do here, too—it's a great place to explore, and not very touristy!

What to do in Nosara, Costa Rica

You can surf, paddle-board, snorkel and swim on the beaches in and around Nosara. You can also kayak along the river, or practice yoga in one of the retreats.

For you adventurous types, hike up through the Nosara Biological Reserve. You may see armadillos, deer, howler monkeys or wildcats. The area is full of interesting flora and fauna waiting to be discovered.

If you enjoy horse riding, take a ride along the beach at sunset and admire the view. 

For sport fishing enthusiasts, Nosara is a paradise. You may catch sailfish, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna or other large fish.

Visit the capital city, San Juan, and be transported back to colonial times as you stroll around the in the Old City. Take in a couple of museums and get a flavor of the city's past.

One of the most pleasurable pastimes is simply chilling out and watching the spectacular sunset on the beach, while sipping a cocktail. Definitely worth a try!

Top travel tips for Nosara, Costa Rica

All-terrain vehicles are best for getting around Nosara and the neighboring area. The road leading to and from Nosara is a dusty track, so be prepared for a couple of bumps.

Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle by the day or week. It's a great way to get around the town. If you want to head further afield, there are buses that connect Nosara to other towns. You can also walk along the beach to Playa Guiones and back.

December to April is rodeo time and bull riding is the highlight! Make sure you check it out.

For a relaxing or action-packed vacation, Nosara is the place to go. There’s a wide variety of accommodation types to rent. To find your perfect vacation home search on FlipKey. Why not book your flight and accommodation in Nosara now? For a relaxing beach vacation, it can't be beaten.