The Best of Nosara, Costa Rica

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Jill Albino

  • Costa Rica

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Beaches

  • International Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • Wellness Travel

  • Relaxation

  • Shopping

  • Yoga

Aerial view of palm tree, beach umbrellas and kayaks on the beach in Costa Rica
Curator’s statement

Nosara, Costa Rica, is a Blue Zone, meaning that people here live better and longer. The sunsets, beaches, surfers, plant-based food, laid-back vibes, and chic and rustic mix make this an extraordinary place in the world, perfect for practicing Pura Vida.

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Where to stay in Nosara, Costa Rica

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Things to do in Nosara, Costa Rica

Man wearing green shirt hangs on zip line surrounded by trees in Costa Rica

When in Nosara, Costa Rica, rent a golf car to get around on the dirt and rocky roads. This way, you can get to all your yoga classes, massages, surfing and more. 


Take surf lessons with Nosara Surf School. Ask for Dorian, he is a wonderful teacher!

Go zip lining with Miss Sky Canopy Tour.

Check out Esquina Park for skateboarders.

Yoga & Massage

Indulge in yoga practice at Bohdi Tree, Harmony Hotel and/or The Nexus Institute.  

Enjoy a Massage at Tica Massage or Harmony Hotel


Check out Love Nosara for hats, shirts, small accessories and market tables along that same road for jewelry and small items. The bazaar by owner Gonca Gul is my favorite, from long bohemian dresses and jewelry to some cute kid finds too!

Eat & drink in Nosara, Costa Rica

Acai topped with fruit and flowers served in a coconut

La Luna: A must for dinner watching the sunset (with small crabs walking on the sand.)

Go Juice: For amazing açaí bowls in a coconut!  

Harmony Hotel: Vegan lunch sushi. 

Seekret Spot Gelateria: Vegan options and perfect after dinner hang out. 

Living Hotel: All plant-based options with amazing juices. 

Robins Cafe: For lunch or breakfast. Good stop for when shopping in town.

Taco Taco in Coconut Harry’s: Awesome tacos and beers.  

La Casa: Locals and vacationers head here for a chill, fun dance party every Sunday night.  You can even shop at Bazaar there!

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