Destination guide

Find your Om in Costa Rica's organic surfing paradise

Tucked among the jungles of Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, the Nosara district is a mecca for surfers and yogis from around the globe. Made up of 5 separate beach towns, vacationers come to disconnect from the stress of everyday life at the chic yoga studios, organic cafes, and laid-back bars. Rivers cutting through tropical mangroves lead to pristine ocean waters and some of the best surfing beaches in the world, not to mention some killer sunsets. A Nosara vacation rental is also a perfect home base for getting up close and personal with some fascinating Costa Rican wildlife.


Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun and games

Surfing rules the beaches and yoga rules the towns in laid-back Nosara. Named by National Geographic as some of the best surf towns in the world, you can't go wrong. Yoga retreats are in full effect (or just take a class if you're not ready to commit). The outdoor activities on tap are endless -- kayaking, swimming, paddleboarding, fishing, snorkeling, and boat cruises, just to name a few. There are even new hybrids like yoga paddleboarding if you're ambitious. Head into the jungle for some adrenaline-pumping canopy tours. There's even some quality celebrity spotting at the bars in town.


Bask in the warmth of the endless Costa Rican summer

Pack the bikinis and leave the winter coats behind -- with an average annual temperature around 90s degrees, there's no need to bundle up. Here, the distinction isn't between winter and summer, but rather rainy and dry. May to November is the wet season, when the jungles turn a vibrant green and the wildlife comes alive (don't worry, the mornings are still usually dry for some quality beach time). It's also "cooler" in these months, with temps in the mid-80s. Nosara vacation rentals are in peak demand during the dry season of November to April, when temps rise to the mid-90s.

Natural features

A little monkey business never hurt anyone

You'll feel like you've stepped into a different world when you arrive in Nosara, where the landscape is anything but ordinary. The clear waters off the beaches are the cleanest in the whole country. Sandy beach stretches (some dark and volcanic, others white), butt up against estuaries that wind their way through verdant mangroves from the thick jungles beyond. There's no shortage of fascinating animals in these delicate ecosystems. Monkeys, armadillos, crocodiles, anteaters, sea turtles, crabs -- they've got it all. The surf-worthy ocean waves make the perfect backdrop for excellent sunsets and stargazing all year long.


Transportation options to and around Nosara

Fly into Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.), the closest airport, located 45.1 mi (72.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Nosara?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 382 vacation rentals near Nosara. From 215 Houses to 70 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Nosara for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Nosara?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Nosara. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Nosara Beach: 486 vacation rentals
  • Safari Surf School: 492 vacation rentals
  • Nosara Wildlife Rescue: 534 vacation rentals
  • Frog Pad: 489 vacation rentals
  • Nosara Spanish Institute: 484 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nosara listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Nosara?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 215 Houses in Nosara. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Nosara include:

  • Villas: 70 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 55 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 21 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Nosara?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 275 vacation rentals with pool available in Nosara. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.