The New York Times named Nosara, Costa Rica on their list of the 45 best places to go in 2012. They state that it has become the ideal spot to learn to surf and discuss the numerous surfing schools here.
Others come to Nosara to visit the internationally respected Nosara Yoga Institute. They offer Yoga Teacher and Therapy training. They also offer drop in classes to the public for as little as $10 a session.
Many visit the nearby Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, which was created to protect one of the world’s most important nesting beaches of the Olive Ridley marine turtle.
Some come because they just want to enjoy a pristine tropical environment without large chain hotels and restaurants. Located in the Guanacaste province on the Pacific Coast, Nosara offers a remote beach destination. There is a small airport that can easily access the area. If you want to stay away from the crowds and enjoy some privacy, this is the place for you.
See the list for my picks of the top 10 vacation rentals in the Nosara area.
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Namaste – Hilltop Nosara villa with spectacular ocean view
This 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in Nosara has a U-shape design featuring an infinity-edge pool. It offers a private hideaway for those seeking a place to relax in seclusion.
Libelula – Nosara
This home boasts 5 bedrooms which can accommodate up to 14 guests. It is the perfect vacation rental for a small group of friends or a large family.
Los Pericos – Nosara Playa Pelada
Los Pericos is a private beach house nestled on a hillside within walking distance of Playa Pelada. It has 3 bedrooms and a private pool.
HeartWaves 3-Bedroom – Nosara Playa Guiones
This three bedroom beach vacation home offers plenty of privacy, yet is within a few minutes’ walk to the surfing beach of Playa Guiones and the Nosara Yoga Institute.
Peace Retreat – Nosara
The villa, 100 yards from the world famous Nosara Yoga Institute, has a terrace with a 360 degree view of ocean, mountain and jungle.
Vista Hermosa – Nosara
This spacious 2 bedroom villa offers magnificent views of the valley, ocean and forests. It features a salt-water pool with submerged bar stools.
Casa de Olas One – Nosara Playa Guiones
One of finest vacation rentals, Casa de Olas One, offers 3 bedrooms and sleeps 10 guests. This beautifully decorated home is right on the beach. A private chef is available.
Villa Mango – Nosara
This 2-bed 2-bath villa is conveniently located for those who want to walk to the Nosara Yoga Institute or Guiones Beach. Guiones Beach is popular for surfing.
Overlooking Pelada Beach with an enchanting view of the Pacific Ocean, this private estate villa accommodates up to 18 people in 7 bedrooms, all of which have individual attached bathrooms. You may rent 1 or more of the bedrooms. Located at the edge of the Nosara Biological Reserve, you may see monkeys, coati-mundis, raccoons, iguanas and a wide variety of birds while relaxing in a hammock on the terrace or sunbathing poolside.
Casita de las Colinas – Nosara
This 1-bedroom 1-bathroom cottage overlooking Nosara beaches and jungle is perfect for couples who want a private swimming pool.