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Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)

Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 8606 8903
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“playa guiones” (72 reviews)
“warm water” (31 reviews)
“tide pools” (17 reviews)
Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 8606 8903
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If your children live abroad no better place then Nosara. Safe, serene, idyllic and bountiful in nature... but more importantly you get to visit them in this ideal place. It's my 3rd trip here and it's the first rainy season I've experienced. Winter here when...More

Thank Dansza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here now in rainy season,love this beach. Not a lot of people very warm ocean, lots of waves , our 4 kids 12 and 10 have a blast there. Tons of seashells. ..enjoying going there every day. Sand is very dark because of...More

Thank Nataliya D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is a fun place to hang out and people watch with wonderful sunsets and beautiful yoga bodies as well. Pretty crowded lineup but plenty of room to spread out. Very nice vibe there and friendly locals to talk to.

Thank Drew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveled in early June, "off season", early rainy season. Beach is better on a cloudy day! Very hot when sunny. Amenities are sparse. Great ocean cool off. Beware of going in too far very strong rip tide currents!! Long crescent stretch of beach with mix...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nosara and Playa Guiones are beautiful sleepy places to unwind and enjoy surfing, yoga, fresh food, beaches, and sunshine. Every restaurant i tried was amazing. An unreal amount of vegetarian options with a creative array of menu options. I'm a intermediate surfer and it was...More

Thank ElissaDido
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though the prices took me by surprise on a daily basis, Guiones was a nice spot! The locals are super friendly and the beach is beautiful. The surf at Guiones has something for everyone! The water was super warm, and the sunsets were beautiful!

1  Thank Kyle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is 7km long. It is good for surfing but not for swimming - especially not for children. There is nearly no shade on this beach. For shade better go to Playa Pelada (next beach north).

Thank MochiMundo
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Beautiful sandy beach...balmy waters...awesome waves... I would take a dip at 6:00 am and the water would be so exhilarating! Any time of the day, for that matter, the ocean was so inviting...simply irresistible!

Thank SCORPYO1952
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

A must visit. Surfers paradise. Kids and family loved it. As beaches should be. It's a no frills beach, bring your own everything. Towel chairs drinks shade. Whatever you need bring it, and enjoy this natural wonder.

Thank torontocpl
Reviewed May 5, 2017

it was a beautiful beach, no litter or debris. Obviously well cared for by the people. nearby food and beverages completed the day.

Thank ltrachierdaley
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Emily H
I will be staying for the whole month of June. Would it be cheaper to rent or buy a dirt bike/atv since the place I'm staying will be a little off the beaten path. I'm thinking maybe buy one, then sell it when I leave? Or does anywhere do long term rentals?
March 21, 2017|
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Response from Helena B | Reviewed this property |
I haven't needed to use one but there are plenty of ATV rental places where I believe it's about 50 dollars a day. You could try and buy one but they do get stolen a lot from talking to ex pats who live here and it might be... More
Can someone provide a reference for a van and driver from Liberia to Nosara?
January 14, 2016|
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Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
Gypsy Cab Company Nosara.....they are fair and reliable. I have used myself and found their prices and reliability make them the shuttle of choice for me....highly recommended.
tom m
Any way to get rental bikes around Playa Guiones?
December 20, 2015|
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Response from OmarJ76 | Reviewed this property |
Around in what sense! They rent bikes with beach tires so that you can ride them right on the beach