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Your morning in Nosara: Wake to the sounds of the jungle. Walk two minutes to Playa Guiones and do a few yoga poses at sunrise while surfers ride the waves. Wander north to Playa Pelada for a swim and spectacular views of the Pacific. Sound idyllic? Nosara, with its beaches free of developments, its tide pools, plus ziplining, wildlife rescue and more, is perfect for your extended holiday.

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Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
Attraction type: Beaches
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Nosara Wildlife Sanctuary at Sibu
Nosara Wildlife Sanctuary at Sibu
Owner description: SIBU Sanctuary is located in Santa Marta - 3.3 miles from the north entrance to Playas de Nosara and 15 + minutes from Playa Guiones. We are a 50 acre jungle garden reserve... more Owner description: SIBU Sanctuary is located in Santa Marta - 3.3 miles from the north entrance to Playas de Nosara and 15 + minutes from Playa Guiones. We are a 50 acre jungle garden reserve, surrounded by thousands of acres of jungle and located between the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana. We are a care / rehabilitation and Step Down Release Center for the area's injured and orphaned wildlife, returning them back into the wild. Those who cannot be released, receive life term care. Please note that we are NOT a petting zoo. These animals are all slated to be returned back into the wild. No interaction is allowed. Our facilities include a non-primate / quarantine habitat, two 70ft.X75ft habitats, three stories tall encompassing trees, with movable walls to adapt to any enclosure requirement and a new 2 1/2 story tall, Step Out Habitat with movable walls.. . We offer Up Close and Personal Educational visits by ADVANCE RESERVATION only.We cater to adults who wish to know more about the plight of Costa Rica's arboreal wildlife with the effect of man's encroachment into their habitat. Children are welcome but must be supervised and at least 5 years old. Visit our web site to learn more about our Educational Visits, participate in our Adopt-A-Monkey Program, inquire about becoming a volunteer or find out how you can make a difference by making a 501(C)3 donation. Thank you all so very much! less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife
Owner description: We RESCUE, REHABILITATE and RELEASE to the JUNGLE, Injured, Orphaned and Displaced Wildlife and provide long term care for those that cannot return. Saving Costa Rican Wildlife... more Owner description: We RESCUE, REHABILITATE and RELEASE to the JUNGLE, Injured, Orphaned and Displaced Wildlife and provide long term care for those that cannot return. Saving Costa Rican Wildlife since 1999. Brenda Bombard's Nosara Refuge for Wildlife & Costa Rica howler monkey rescue is 1 of only 4 Certified Wildlife Rescue facilities in Costa Rica. The Howler Monkey has become our specialty. Meet the animals at the Refuge and learn about our work to improve the environment for wildlife here in Nosara and throughout Costa Rica. Now a Non-Profit Foundation, "Fundacion Albergue de Animales de Nosara" The Refuge for Wildlife offers Educational Visits by advance reservation only. We hope you will join us for a visit. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
Nosara Taxilicious
Nosara Taxilicious
Owner description: Want an escort to the most sought after destinations and excursions in Costa Rica? Our reliable and knowledgeable drivers are here to take you anywhere you want to go... more Owner description: Want an escort to the most sought after destinations and excursions in Costa Rica? Our reliable and knowledgeable drivers are here to take you anywhere you want to go... waterfalls, surfing, canopy tours, etc. Flat-rate airport transfers available daily - shared or private. less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles
MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY
MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY
Owner description: I live in a National Park where everybody make an effort to protect the environment. Everyday I can see turtles, monkeys, whales and all kind of animals. I live naked most of time... more Owner description: I live in a National Park where everybody make an effort to protect the environment. Everyday I can see turtles, monkeys, whales and all kind of animals. I live naked most of time and that's how I paint too. At sunset time I go to the beach where I play, swim and surf. Being surrounded by nature I can feel a total isolation from the rest of the world and see nothing but a pristine tropical forest from my house. I also have the chance to travel all over the World with my parents. Nosara is a mixte of all kind of people, just in my Montessori school we have 20 different nationalities. I am fluent in three languages and we practice art and yoga on a regular basis. Some of the villagers (and my nanny Yerlin) have a strong resemblance to the indigenous, they were never slave and you can sense and enjoy that in the present. We never had war and we don't have an army so we are peaceful people. My imagination is build on all those images, sensations and concepts. My experience in Nosara is the key of my work and my sense of the World. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries

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10Pies
10Pies
Ranked #1 of 71 Restaurants in Nosara
Price: $2 - $12
Cuisines: Latin, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Luna
La Luna
Ranked #2 of 71 Restaurants in Nosara
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Beach Dog Cafe
Beach Dog Cafe
Ranked #3 of 71 Restaurants in Nosara
Price: $6 - $16
Cuisines: American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Caribbean, Costa Rican
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seekretspot
Seekretspot
Ranked #4 of 71 Restaurants in Nosara
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Burgers and Beers
Burgers and Beers
Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Nosara
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Villa Mango
Villa Mango
$77 - $96
Ranked #1 of 18 Nosara B&B and Inns
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Green Sanctuary Hotel
2.5 of 5
Green Sanctuary Hotel
$67 - $115
Ranked #2 of 18 Nosara B&B and Inns
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4 You Hostal
5.0 of 5
4 You Hostal
$18 - $35
Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Nosara

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
3.0 of 5
The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
$111 - $422
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Nosara
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Giardino Tropicale
Giardino Tropicale
$106 - $144
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Nosara
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Hotel Lagarta Lodge
2.0 of 5
Hotel Lagarta Lodge
$55 - $110
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Nosara

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Harmony Hotel Nosara
4.0 of 5
Harmony Hotel Nosara
$219 - $524
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Nosara
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Villa Del Sol & Casa Dos Palmas
4.0 of 5 Villa Del Sol & Casa Dos Palmas
$218 - $233
Ranked #11 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Nosara
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Azul Ocean Club Hotel
4.0 of 5
Azul Ocean Club Hotel
$131 - $313
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Playa Azul
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