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Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)

Nosara, Costa Rica
(506) 2682-0576
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“playa guiones” (76 reviews)
“warm water” (33 reviews)
“low tide” (27 reviews)
Nosara, Costa Rica
(506) 2682-0576
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great spot for beginners if you are taking surf lessons. The waves are consistent, and its all sand.... NO INJURIES!!! LOL! The beach is totally walkable, and pet friendly. Everyone you encounter is super nice too! LOVED the beach here!

1  Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice surfing beach in guanacaste, nice and sandy landing surf or even a boogy board what did you need all the things because there is no shops around so water is so important and sun protection better if is water proof for...More

Thank Juan Carlos R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

good beach break, surf is fun when there are off shore winds with medium swell. a large swell makes for extra effort to paddle out. the water is super warm!

Thank chwingman
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Excellent place for Surf and Relax, you will find and great variety of restaurants, yoga schools, surf schools and rentals, close to a one of the best places for sea turtles nestings, great views and sunsets

Thank Best Costa Rica T
Reviewed 13 August 2017

There was some surfing going on, but (given that I'm not a surfer myself) compared to what I saw in Hawaii, it was more beginners' waves. However, a long beach with white sand, and some restaurants, bars, surf schools, bakery etc. in walking distance. Parking...More

Thank aura2000
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Guiones has become one of my fave beaches in Costa Rica for its extension, friendly water, gorgeous rocks that show itself on low tides and become perfect tide pools. Long walks and beautiful sunsets!

Thank CristianeMachado
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Clearly a great beach for kids learning to surf. Plenty of adult novices too. Very clean beach. About 2 mile walk from one end to the other.

Thank BradK80015
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful at sunset -- we saw incredible sunsets during our visit. Nice sand, warm water, not too crowded (at this time of year). Lots of surfers of different skill levels. We enjoyed watching them for a while.

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Tides vary greatly, so watch the tide schedule, the beach is mostly sand with some small sheltered areas.

Thank ElaineMI
Reviewed 31 July 2017

It's a great place to go, practice surfing (all levels) and rest... Make sure you take a beach umbrella or similar to get some shadow as there are no trees at the beach.

Thank Feds-Vargas
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Emily H
21 March 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
14 January 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
20 December 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