4U Hostel Nosara

 

Dear Nosara

 

Playa Guiones surfing

 

our affair may have been brief

 

Dos Pochotes Nosara

 

but you left an impression.

 

Playa Guiones

 

You charmed me

 

Playa Guiones

 

with your endlessly

 

Playa Guiones

 

expansive shore.

 

Dos Pochotes Nosara

 

You satisfied my every longing for home

 

Dos Pochotos Vermicelli Bowl

 

with Vietnamese vermicelli bowls

 

Salad in Nosara

 

bulk raw nuts

 

Harmony Hotel Nosara

 

and organic healthy smoothies.

 

Playa Guiones

 

You inspired me to become the surfer girl

 

Playa Guiones

 

on the outside

 

Costa Rica Surfer Girl

 

we both know I am

 

Surfer Girl Nosara

 

on the inside.

 

Playa Guiones

 

You grounded me

 

Nosara beach handstand

 

by helping me move

 

Acro yoga Nosara

 

with the flow

 

Acro Yoga Nosara

 

of your incredible yoga.

 

Playa Guiones Sunset

 

You brought peace to my heart

 

Playa Guiones Sunset Surfer

 

by allowing me to hypnotically stare

 

Playa Guiones Sunset

 

as the sun set

 

Playa Guiones Sunset Horses

 

behind your beautiful sea.

 

Playa Guiones Sunset Surfer

 

Thank you Playa Guiones, Nosara.

 

Playa Guiones Sunset

 

I think I love you.

 

 

Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica

 

Sleep

 

4U Hostal

$18 for a dorm bed, $25 for a private, $40 for the cabin

Don’t let the silly name fool you, 4U Hostal in Playa Guiones is the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in. In the world. The owners put attention on every detail when designing this space (and this is coming from an interior design people!) The bathrooms have large roomy hot water showers with individual cubbies for each guest’s towel and toiletries. Dorm rooms have ample storage for clothes including hangers and shelving. The large kitchen has every tool you would ever need to concoct a gourmet meal. Out in the garden is a space for your morning yoga, a terrace with hammocks, and big plush outdoor sofas for reading. The owners, Marco and Carole are sweet as mangos. Simply put, it is budget traveler heaven.

 

Kaya Sol Surf Hotel

$13-15 for a dorm bed 

For the best budget option, stay at Kaya Sol Surf Hotel. Dorm rooms are simple and come equipping with a kitchen and dining area. The hostel is steps from the beach and has a great restaurant in front.

 

Harmony Hotel

$350 for a private bungalow

If luxury is what you seek, find it at Harmony Hotel. Bungalows sit in a beautiful zen garden surrounding a swimming pool. The restaurant serves healthy, delicious, organic food and fresh juices. Find relaxation at the spa, or in one of their world class yoga sessions.

 

Eat

 

Dos Pochotes

$7-15 for entrees

Many of you may know that it can be impossible to find good Asian food traveling in Central and South America. Being from Seattle I often experience withdrawal and long for Thai, Vietnamese, and sushi from back home. Dos Pochotes, new to the restaurant scene in Playa Guiones, offers not only delicious Asian food for Costa Rica, but for anywhere. I ordered the tofu vermicelli bowl, which rivaled the ones served at Green Leaf and Long Provincial in Seattle, with fried crispy shallots, bright spicy fish sauce, and satisfying crumbles of peanut. The fish salad was even better, with a fresh piece of seared, glazed mahi mahi atop a salad of shaved miso dressed veggies.

 

Kaya Sol

$5-15 for entrees

Fresh salads, delicious grilled seafood, and a BBQ on Thursday nights, Kaya Sol offers delicious, healthy, affordable gringo fare.

 

Organico Grocery Store

Stock up on organic produce, all natural nut butters, handmade pasta, and bulk foods at this little market at the top of town.

 

Do

 

Yoga

Surf

Yoga

Surf

Surf

Yoga

 

Nosara Yoga Institute

$10 for a drop in class

Up in the hills away from the main road is the Treetop Studio at the famous Nosara Yoga Institute. NYI put yoga on the map in this little Costa Rican town. Walk the winding path through the forest into their beautiful, intimate space for drop in classes. Come for sunset flow and watch the sky light on fire through the jungle.

 

Harmony Hotel

$12 for a drop in class

Across from the zen pool covered in lotus flowers is the open air yoga studio at Harmony Hotel. They offer a wide variety of courses including Yin and an incredible Dynamic Flow class led by Shayna. The location is prime, right in the center of town.

 

Coconut Harry’s

$15 per day to rent a surfboard, $45 for a 1.5 hour lesson from a certified instructor

 

Want to create a truly life changing trip to Costa Rica? My eBook, The Ultimate Guide to Costa Rica will show you how!

 

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