Casa Tucan is 3km outside of Nosara. This hotel is very small. It has clean rooms with great AC and the basic necessities. The area is rustic, basic and real. This place is of, for and by surfers.
Tyler is one of the two owners of the hotel and is the owner as well as one of the instructors of Safari Surf School. Rusty is also part owner of Casa Tucan. When he is in town, his band (The Killer Penguins) will rock the bar. I was told he was the pianist for Three Dog Night.
There is live music at the bar every Friday and Saturday night and while it is in season, American Football plays on the big plasma over the bar every Sunday.
It is said that Costa Rica has some of the most beautiful women in the world and the girls working behind this bar are living proof.
The food in the restaurant at Casa Tucan is fantastic. The seafood tastes recently caught and the vegetables are as fresh as I have come to expect in this country.
The bars closes at 10pm and there is a quiet policy in place from then on. Surfers are early risers. Here you will wake to fresh hot Costa Rican coffee at the bar each morning.
The hotel will wash your clothes for $5 US per load. There is a laundromat within walking distance.
Casa Tucan is a 5 minute walk to the beach. This is the closest hotel to the ocean.
This hotel is also home to the Safari Surf School. That is what brought me here and I was not disappointed. Kimbo had me surfing (actually standing on the board!) 10 minutes after we entered the water.
This place is a bargain. I never did figure out exactly how much the rooms were but my 3 night stay, all my meals, wine and beer came to $270 US. I couldn't believe it.
Tica Massage is across the side street from the hotel. They have several 50 minute massages for $50. They are a big help thy day after you over do it.
The only pharmacy/store within walking distance was closed. So pack your sunscreen.
AT&T roamed in Nosara but only on the beach and in town. Hotel De Cafe Paris has internet access equivalent to DSL for $6US per hour.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Tucan Hotel Nosara
- Casa Tucan Nicoya