On Costa Rica’s Pacific coast lies Nosara, a village just 4.5 hours drive from the capital, San Jose. Surfing, yoga and sport fishing put the area on the map. National Geographic has now named it one of the top 20 best surf cities in the world.
Nosara surf camps are now a hub of international surf culture, where beginners and experts can thrive on the incredible waves that the area can offer. A range of budgets and abilities are served by Nosara surf camps, and the area promises an unforgettable surfing trip to all who visit.
Like Santa Teresa, Nosara is blessed with some really nice beach breaks, many of which are excellent spots for beginner surfers to learn. Playa Guiones has been described as an excellent beginner and longboarder wave. However surfers need to be cautious as in bigger swell this beach become dangerous due to the prevalence of strong rip currents
|Number of surf spots||3|
|Water Temperature||May-October: 28-30°C / 82-86°F
November-April: 25-29°C / 77-84°F
|Swell||Large swells for much of the year, with particularly excellent wave ride-ability (91.5%) between April and September.|
|Nearest Airports||The nearest domestic airport is Nosara Airport just a 5 minute drive or 2km away from the centre.
Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport is Nosara's closest international airport, just a 2.5 hour drive (114km) away.
Moana Surf Resort
Merely steps away from Playa Guiones is Moana Surf Resort – highly ranked amongst Nosara surf camps. It is rated as ‘exceptional’ on Booking.com, scoring a remarkable of 9.9/10 from guest reviews. Every room offers air conditioning, a flat screen TV and a private bathroom, consistently providing guests with luxury accommodation.
With multiple activities available including snorkelling and horse riding, it’s easy to understand why Moana is rated the best value hotel in Nosara!
The resort inhabits one of the most enviable surf spots in Nosara, therefore guests are more satisfied with it than other properties in the area. Moana Surf Resort caters for all sizes of group.
There are several double suites available for different budget sizes. Three larger studios, one sleeping up to 4, the other two sleeping up to 6 and 8 respectively, can also be booked for families or groups.
Burnt Toast Surfcamp
A mere 9 minute walk from the beach is the Burnt Toast hostel, which is particularly recommended for solo travellers amongst Nosara Surf Camps.
With a shared kitchen/lounge, swimming pool and outdoor terrace, the property provides many opportunities to mingle with fellow travellers.
In an effort to make guests feel at home, the hostel will communicate visitors in their choice of language. Some rooms also house their own kitchen, adding to the homely touch the hostel provides. The only beds available for travellers are in mixed dormitory rooms.
The Nomadic Hotel
The Nomadic Hotel goes above and beyond other Nosara Surf Camps to give guests a unique experience. Visitors can relax in the fresh salt water pool or engage in a yoga class at the open air pavilion. Brilliant location, good value and complimentary breakfasts are promised to all guests.
Visitors find themselves in surfers paradise here, with surf point and Playa Guiones just a 5 minute walk away. Playa Guiones is a stunning white sand beach stretching 7km along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, it has been named one of the country’s best surfing beaches.
Solo travellers are particularly welcome at The Nomadic Hotel. The property is rated an exceptional 9.5/10 by those travelling alone due to its social vibe and natural beauty. A deluxe room, a deluxe king room and a superior apartment are available for those travelling as a either duo or solo. A deluxe double room can be booked for groups of up to four, containing two queen beds. Alternatively, travellers can book a room in an 8-bed mixed dormitory.