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“Easy, fun snorkeling!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)

Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
Nosara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Nosara
Activities: Surfing
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Fresno, California, United States
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6 reviews
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“Easy, fun snorkeling!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

When the tide is low in the morning there is some awesome and easy snorkeling! Had a blast here! Not a resort, a real life sand, rocks, water only beach.

Visited February 2013
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Reedley, California, United States
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“Beautiful and great surf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Loved the beach at sunset, warm and inviting. Snorkeling in the morning was awesome and saw a lot of fish in very shallow pools. Easy for all. Would avoid in afternoon due to heat. This is a natural string, if you want food, restrooms, etc go to a resort.

Visited February 2013
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Sechelt, Canada
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“Isolated with no facilities”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Had to walk through a natural reserve to reach the beach, no shade, no facilities such as restaurants, bars, no chair rental,
Just a barren isolated beach. nothing of appeal unless you just wanted to walk the beach. Tide was so far out you had to walk a block to get to the edge of the water , let alone have enough water to swim in.Not our favorite beach, after seeing many in the world

Visited January 2013
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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“Amazing beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Sands are close to white, water is pretty much crystal clear. The only issue might be finding a place to hide away from the sun. The beach is huge, and there are lots of surfers and tourists. Watch out for the 25km of dirt road that might take a toll on your car... :(

Visited January 2013
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Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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“Play Guiones, unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I love Nosara Play Guiones. In December I was down on a two day business trip and I will walk tot he beach late at night and watch the shooting stars. I have been four times and I will be back many more. The beach has no boats on it, that is not allowed It is huge and wide and you can go down and start a little campfire and just hang out with family and friends. During the peak season of the day, it is perfect, just enough people you can go make new friends and not so many you can't be alone. Beach Dog cafe right off the beach has perfect smoothies and great lunches. It is not to be missed. If you like Costa Rica, you will love Guiones.

Visited December 2012
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