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See & Do

There are so many wonderful things to see and do in the Playa Guiones area of Nosara Costa Rica. Please read below for a full list of great activities to satisfy your adventure itch.









Soak it up in the Sand


Yaxa Nosara is situated in a region that offers a number of amazing beaches. Playa Guiones is stunning and great for running, relaxing, watching the sunset and of course surfing. You will see that everyone assembles on Playa Guiones for sunset to enjoy the amazing sights. To the north is Playa Pelada and Playa Ostional, and to the south is Playa Garza.

Playa Pelada is a protected area due to its impressive coral reef and offers magnificent fine sand and a wonderful natural environment. This beach has a relaxing atmosphere where tourists take baths in its ponds of crystal-clear waters, dive or just swim in the safe and calm waters.

The beaches of Playa Ostional are an ecologic model since they are marine turtles’ chosen setting for their nesting and the National Wildlife Refuge at Ostional is one of Guanacaste’s most impressive and beautiful landscapes due to the wild and thick vegetation that surrounds it.

Playa Garza offers a very quiet and secluded setting in addition to some quality surfing for swell coming in from the south.

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Playa Guiones offers a really consistent, long rolling, beach break that captures incoming swell from many directions, which makes it an ideal surf travel destination for surfers of all abilities. Beginners can work with a number of surf schools that offer surf instruction every day of the week. We have partnered with Nosara Surf Academy to offer seamless lesson scheduling and board rental for any of our guests looking to receive surf instruction or book a surf excursion. The dry season runs from December through April and tends to offer more “offshore” winds creating really clean surf conditions. The wetter season, while maybe not as clean, offers more size for the more experienced surfer.

Channel Your Inner Chakras


Nosara offers many wonderful options for yoga enthusiasts who can enjoy a yoga retreat or receive yoga teacher training. There are so many schools and expert teachers here to choose from including Nosara Yoga Institute, Harmony Healing Center, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, Nosara Wellness Center, and the Costa Rica Yoga Spa. You will definitely transform your mind, body and spirit just by taking daily classes at one of these stellar studios.

Indulge in Local, Authentic Cuisine


There are many great restaurants in Playa Guiones and a lot of them are within walking distance from Yaxa. La Luna offers a wonderful setting right on the beach and a fantastic menu. Naked Foods in Guiones is another fantastic option and you’ll find a lot of organic fruits and vegetables on the menu. Olivia’s is one you don’t want to miss when in Nosara. They serve the best pizzas in town that feature a number of unique combinations. Harmony is beautiful and the food is absolutely delicious - you’ll want to try one of their exquisite smoothies. There are so many more options in the area but Beach Dog Cafe has an original menu featuring a lot of organic produce and La Brasa Argentinian Grill will serve up a selection of perfectly cooked delicious steaks.

Get Out There

Paddle Boarding

Another adventurous activity is exploring Nosara’s two rivers, Rio Nosara and Rio Montana on a paddle board. Book an experienced river guide to explore the area teaming with parrots, herons, motmots, trogons, and kingfishers. In addition there is a good chance you can see crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, butterflies, and crabs on your journey. We’ll be happy to help you schedule your river guide.

Enjoy a Beach Adventure

Horseback Riding

Another fantastic activity is a morning or evening horseback riding tour. There are a number great options that offer healthy well taken care of horses for tours that allow guests to take in the breathtaking scenery. Exploring Nosara’s beaches and dry wood tropical forests on a horse will definitely be a rewarding experience.

Release Stress


At Yaxa we work with a young, local masseuse who specializes in after surf relaxation and deep tissue massage. Schedule your massage appointment with us while you are here or in advance of your arrival.

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