The Pura Vida Spirit is alive and well in Playa Guiones & Nosara.

Playa Guiones is nestled in the quiet, quaint town of Nosara in the Guanacaste Province on the Pacific side of the country of Costa Rica. Unlike the crowded beaches of places like Tamarindo, Jaco, or Dominical, in Nosara you won’t be trampled by hordes of tourists!

There is a very cool mix of super-friendly local people and expats from different countries all over the world. Playa Guiones still has that “off the beaten path” feel to it.  There are no street lights or paved roads and we still have monkeys cruising in the tree, but there are just the right amount of amenities in town to ensure you have a relaxing vacation. It’s a surfer’s paradise!


The allure of Nosara is that our beach (Playa Guiones) and the outer lining area is a wild life refuge protected from development of any kind. So there are no buildings any closer than 200 meters back from the sand. Nosara is truly “where the jungle meets the beach”! Nosara is also home to a very large wellness & yoga community including The Nosara Yoga Institute and Omega Yoga to name a few. If yoga and surfing is your thing, there is no better place to visit.


The town exudes culture! Not only the local Costa Rican culture…but the surf culture is mixed in for good measure. The town of Nosara is a harmonious blend of wellness, surf, and culture all mixed into one.


Nosara and Safari Surf School is located approximately 17 miles off the main paved road to Samara. That helps keep traffic down while enjoying all the necessary amenities. It really is a perfect blend…there are no street lights or paved roads to speak of and we still have monkeys cruising in the trees…but we also have creature comforts one wants too like Telephones, internet, Direct TV, hot water and electricity etc. There’s a doctor in town as well as a large hospital in Nicoya, just 60 minutes away. What makes Safari Surf School’s location so special? Come and see for yourself!