Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), Nosara

(4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Full of natural beauty, Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) stretches for 7 km (4.3 mi) and offers fantastic waves, making it a great surfing destination. The surf break presents a great opportunity for both beginner and expert surfers, with surf lessons also available on the beach. Take a walk along the beach, keeping an eye out for local wildlife as you stroll. If you're around later in the day, settle down and watch the mesmerizing sunset. At low tide, rock pools offer some excellent snorkeling. To visit Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) and other attractions in Nosara, use our Nosara trip generator.
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  • Very consistent beginner to intermediate waves. Great for learning. Huge beach! Mostly a beach break. Can get a little busy during high tide if you're a beginner. 
  • Absolutely beautiful! Big sandy beach. There are lots of shacks for shade and restaurants nearby for lunch. 
  • Had a great vacation with the family learning to surf, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, dinners on the beach... it is a beautiful place populated by friendly, lovely people.