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About Yaxa Hotel

We offer comfortable and style rich accommodations with a cool European vibe that compliments adventure rich exploration of Playa Guiones and broader Nosara.









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European Sophistication & Gypsy Cool in a Boutique Hotel

Yaxa boutique hotel offers a unique aesthetic, vibe and service offering that embodies eco-design and sophisticated European comfort, which only is further accented by the tranquility of the tropical Costa Rican surroundings.

The welcoming presence and hospitable personalities of Lisa and Luca, combined with their own effortlessly cool style, makes every visitor feel very special, elevated and happy.

Guests return time and time again because the immersive and transforming experience leaves them feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, open and just craving more.

Yaxa Nosara Hotel


Guests will find anique aesthetic that is a magical combination of French elegance, gypsy lifestyle, and casual surfer vibe set amidst a tropical backdrop.

Service Offering

A genuinely friendly and welcoming, European focused service offering that is delivered in a family-owned bed and breakfast that fosters lasting friendships.


A unique mini village layout of seven cabins, with Cycladic architecture-inspired design, elegant soaking pool, and awe-inspiring Ranchero shaded common space, all linked by seashell & pebble paths cut through the idigenios foliage landscaped grounds.

Art & Music

A uniquely curated list of world and European music selections tie in the original visual art pieces offer guests an intoxicating vibe and puts them in a relaxed, open friendly mood.

Escape to a Quaint Secluded Paradise

Playa Guiones offers adventure seeking travelers an opportunity to escape to a friendly seaside village where the local community prioritizes outdoor living and genuine human interaction.


Our Rooms

Our individual “cabinas” have a Greek Cycladic architecture-inspired design that further reinforces the escapist nature of the Yaxa experience. The same design aesthetic continues inside each cabina and offers the active lifestyle guest just enough to make their stay comfortable but encourages outdoor adventure. Guests can expect the following in each room:

  • Large king styles bed with pristine linens and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms present a unique and open layout with universal shower area
  • Smart TV featuring apps for in room viewing and entertainment
  • Lock boxes to keep important personal affects safe
  • Brushed concrete flooring ensure a consistently clean experience for all guests
  • Cool industrial hardware and single bulb lighting fixtures
Divine Cuisine & Drink

Food & Beverage

One very unique aspect of Yaxa Nosara is our elevated and curated approach to our Food and Beverage offering. Yaxa co-owner, Lisa Baehni brings her classically trained French approach to the culinary aspects that are more reminiscent of timeless Parisian bistro than anything else. In addition, Yaxa Nosara is one of the few places guests can experience the amazing skills of a local mixologist.

The Story of Yaxa

The story of the Yaxa brand began in Switzerland over 130 years ago when, Yaxa Hotel’s co-owner, Lisa Baehni’s great great grandfather chose the word for his visionary automobile company, the first in Switzerland. To Frenchmen, when the slang word is spoken a certain way, “Yaxa” literally means, “The Shit”, which is important to note, holds the more hip and complementary intent of the word. Such a cool and avante garde way of expressing favorable sentiments was rather advanced for the late 1800s but it is all the more appropriate to be the current name for this one of a kind Boutique Hotel nestled on the edge of Costa Rican jungle just meters from the breaking surf.

We Make Sure You Have All You Need

Yaxa Amenities

Yaxa Nosara offers a more seamless and streamlined collection of amenities that specifically caters to our sophisticated adventure minded traveler who requires connectivity, convenience and respite during their time in Nosara.



Our 20’ x 20’ plunge pool is a wonderful offering for guests when they need to get off their feet and just cool down from the hot sun and charming dusty roads of Playa Guiones in the late afternoon or stretch after a morning surf.

Hang Loose

Surfing Concierge

In partnership with Nosara Surf Academy, one of the oldest and most respected surf schools in Nosara, Yaxa Nosara offers convenient booking of surf lessons and/or guided surf trips with qualified surfing instructors, which include board rental and front door pickup. For more information on Nosara Surf Academy visit their website at the link below.

Fit In


Kairos Atemporal Shop offers an eclectic mix of locally designed clothing and jewelry that offers guests to both wear styles and accessories that complement the aesthetic of Yaxa as well as take a piece of Yaxa home with them or gift to others.

Get Out There


Motorized off-road quads are available for rent to offer a fun, fast and convenient way to explore Playa Guiones and broader Nosara.

Connect, If Necessary

Wifi & Connectivity

Wifi throughout the grounds enables you to stay seamlessly connected to work, friends and family during your stay.

Book Your Stay

It's Time to Book that Dream Vacation

Click below to search for availability on your preferred travel dates. We look forward to you traveling with us and realizing the Yaxa Nosara Experience.

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