Nosara & The Surf

Nosara, commonly known as the gem of Costa Rica, is situated on the Pacific coast of the Nicoya peninsula, in Guanacaste, and truly defines the meaning of the word ‘paradise’. If you need a vacation from the daily grind, well look no further. This majestic little hamlet with it’s dirt roads and magnificent beaches will fulfill your days in a pretty special way. Imagine yourself in a small beautiful beach town surrounded by nature, the jungle and wildlife with it’s peaceful, and friendly community; the second you land, you’ll know you’ve found paradise.

Nosara is renowned for some of the best surfing in Costa Rica and some of the most consistent surf in the world. With it’s beautiful sandy beaches and endless amounts of peaky and walled up beach breaks, surfers make this their playground for obvious reasons. Both surfers and yogis have been making the pilgrimage to Nosara for some years now, many have stayed and the majority who visit return year after year. In addition to it’s natural beauty at low tide Playa Guiones can be enjoyed by all. Run, walk, or ride your bike along the 7km stretch of beach, or explore the many hidden paths that make this unique town what it is.

The Surf

Playa Guiones is one of the most versatile and consistent beach breaks in Costa Rica. What makes Playa Guiones so consistent is the fact that it’s situated on the Nicoya Peninsula that pushes out into the pacific, and picks up both north and south swells. It can be surfed on any tide, and offers great surf for visitors and locals of all levels of skill and experience. From December through March, Guiones picks up the north swells and with the winds off shore the surf is cranking. In these particular months the waves are walled up and groomed by the off shore winds and can often be surfed all day with the conditions staying the same and at times just getting better and better. April and May, through October which we refer to as our green season, far away Antarctic storms send south swells or way. South swells are more consistent and can offer up some good size surf. The lineup is less crowded in these months which makes up for a much higher wave count amongst surfers in the water. There are not too many days out of the year where Playa Guiones doesn’t have a wave to be enjoyed and surfed.