Sports & Recreation


Famous around the world for its consistency and year 'round pristine warm waters, Nosara has become a popular surfing destination. Kilometers of beach break, with a number of peaks insure that the crowds are never a problem. This is the perfect longboard/shortboard wave with plenty of medium size (playful overhead to exciting double overhead) surf. Perhaps the most consistent spot on the coast, Nosara delivers waves 95+ percent of the time, and often while the rest of the coast is flat, Nosara is still pushing through some fun sets. A number of nearby hotels and house rentals serve as the perfect headquarters for extended surf sessions. The surf is good to excellent throughout the year, though it is decidedly more popular from December through March. The local's tip is: avoid the crowds and surf classic waves to yourself from May to November, when the most consistent and largest swells hit and most mornings you have glassy and/or offshore conditions. Surf lessons from Corky Carroll School and surf board rentals are available at Coconut Harry's Surf Shop


Costa Rica is famous for its world-class offshore fishing. International tournaments are held in the Pacific coast throughout the year, with a number of world records held by local and visiting fishermen. Nosara is the perfect gateway for an exciting adventure.

Horseback Riding

Guided daily horseback riding tours take you along the several beaches of Nosara, to watch the sunset, on a moonlight ride along the ocean, in the jungle and mangrove, along the river, to waterfalls, or in the countryside. Whether you are an experienced rider, or going on your first ride, we have just the right tour and horse for you. We are proud to take excellent care of our horses and tack.
Non-riders of every age can get riding lessons. The tours are led by experienced guides who are able to speak English, German and Spanish. They are pleased to point out the wildlife, birds, flowers, and plants and explain them to you.

Kayaking / Canoeing

Starting right at our doorstep, paddle down the Nosara river and up the Montaña river. Here you can observe the large diversity of birds, reptiles, monkeys, and beautiful untouched mangrove. You can also take along a rod and go fishing for snook or red snapper. Of course, an experienced guide can lead the tour and explain the spectacular nature, and there a number of options available.


The beaches in the Nosara area are known for their pristine waters, tide pools, offshore reefs, even a cargo ship sunken over fifty years ago! There are a number of nearby places so be sure to bring your snorkeling gear… if you don't have any, don't worry, you can rent it at Hotel Café de Paris or at Coconut Harry's Surf Shop

Turtle Watching

We offer guided excursions to the beach of Ostional. This will enable you to watch the Olive Riddley sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach's black sand. About once a month, you can witness an "arribada" when hundreds of turtles (and depending on the season thousands of turtles!) come onto the beach at the same night to lay their eggs. You might also see the baby turtles hatching. A unique happening on Earth!

Schools / Learning Centers

Spanish Lessons.
Spanish Lessons are available in the town of Nosara.
Rates are approximately US $13.00 per hour for one person, US $9.00 per hour for two persons, and US$7.00 per hour for three persons (per person of course). There's no need to study Spanish in the crowded hustle and bustle of San Jose. Get closer to nature, live at the beach, and still receive the benefits of highly qualified, intensive, Spanish training.

Surf School.
There's no better place to learn to surf than in the year round tropical waters of the beaches of Nosara. Famous for its consistency and favorable conditions, it has become the choice of many surfers the world over. Surf Lessons are available from a variety of schools and private instructors in the area.

Equipment Rental

Nosara has a variety of equipment available for your use. From bicycles to surfboards, Fishing to Snorkeling equipment. Many things are available at Coconut Harry's Surf Shop or at Hotel Café De Paris. Whatever your activity, we'll make sure that you have the things you need to get the most out of your experience.


Gunter’s Quads                          506.682.0424
Monkey Quads                           506.682.1001
Nosara Surf Shop                       506.682.0186 

Sport Fishing

Gilded Iguana                             506.682.0259
Halfmoon Bay                            506.682.0446
Nosara Travel                             506.682.0300 

Surf Shops

Coconut Harry’s                          506.682.0574
Juan Surfo’s                               506.682.4041
Nosara Surf Shop                       506.682.0186
Pancho’s                                   506.682.0591 


Activated Life Experience            506.682.0270
Boca Nosara Tours                     506.682.0280
Gunter’s Quads                          506.682.0424
Iguana Expeditions                     506.682.4089
Miss Canopy Tours                     506.682.0969
River Tour/bird watching               506.682.0610 


Nosara Yoga Institute                 506.682.0071

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