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Surf Costa Rica

Nosara ~ Playa Guiones

01 Sneak Peek

What is it about?

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Create Your Costa Rica Surf Experience!

What makes Safari Surf’s program so unique and popular is we create customized inclusive packages that give guests their ideal surf vacation experience. We don’t offer a cookie-cutter surf camp experience. We curate our surf school offerings to fit your needs.

When you first arrive in Nosara there is a sense of calm, belonging, and welcoming. Nestled in a quaint town in the Guanacaste Province on the Pacific side of the country, Nosara has become a “mecca” for both the traveling surfer and the traveling yoga enthusiast.


The vibe in and out of the water is so special that words just cannot do it justice. Once you have stayed a night or two in Nosara, you understand why people are continuously drawn back to its shores. 


With year-round, excellent surf for all levels of surfers at your fingertips to countless adventurous activities to keep the blood flowing, you too will fall in love with the people, the place, and the vibe of Nosara.

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02 The pricing

Create Your own

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How much?

Because we create the ideal inclusive surf school experience for our guests, we don’t have standard pricing.

Typically, one of the largest price factors is your lodging choice. We can, however, provide you with price ranges to help give you a ballpark idea of the cost for a 7-night / 8-day “turnkey” all-inclusive type stay. A turnkey package would include transportation, lodging, bike(s), some meals, daily surf lessons, activity(s), video analysis & surf photos.

Below are examples of approximate pricing!

Single Occupancy

$1700 - $4700 USD

Double Occupancy

$1700 - $3800 USD per person

Family of (5)

$1200 - $2500 USD per person

03 Accomodations - Hotels

Tropical Luxury

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Costa Rica Hotels

We offer a variety of excellent lodging options for you to choose from based on your taste & budget. From classic surf hostels, boutique hotels, and luxury Costa Ricca hotels, to rental homes.

Each Safari Surf option has A/C – (excluding the Hostel of course!), and reliable WIFI, and are each 2-5 minute stroll to the sands of Playa Guiones and our Costa Rica surf school office location with shops and restaurants in between.

04 Hotel Options


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Costa Rica Luxury Hotels


Safari Surf’s recommended lodging option!

Olas Verdes Hotel

Olas Verdes is Safari Surf's partner hotel where our office and program are located and our number one recommended lodging option.

Olas Verdes opened in Nov. 2015 and was the first Platinum L.E.E.D. certified hotel in all of Central America. Offering expansive rooms, a beautiful pool, Howler monkeys in the trees overhead, and native floral surroundings. All 17 rooms, some of which can be combined to create 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom suites look out onto the pool or, out to the neighboring wildlife refuge. Just a short private 2-minute walk through the jungle path through the refuge brings you to the sand and surf. El Manglar Restaurant on the grounds has amazing food options that can soothe any healthy appetite after a good surf session.

Harmony Hotel

At the Harmony Hotel, guests can enjoy the rare luxury of knowing that the beauty they see is rooted in ecologically sound practices.

All 24 guest rooms are located on a path that meanders through a tropical garden overflowing with native vegetation, and your ears don’t lie – that is the sound of the waves! Harmony features a Full-Service Spa and a Wellness Center directly on the property. Their restaurant focuses on plant-based foods primarily and fresh seafood with health and wellness as the focus of their cuisine.


Luxury on the beach. Come for the surf, the sun, and most of all the pura vida vibe!

Tucked away in a lush nature reserve with only a Sendero (/sen’dero/: Spanish translation, a short path or trail) between you and the breaking waves, Sendero hotel immerses you in the sounds and sights of the animals and birds and the abundance of jungle plants and trees, while still being in the heart of Nosara.


Ride On Beach House

Ride On Beach House is a unique blend of tranquility and tradition, steps from the Pacific Ocean.

This newly built hotel raised its flag in 2020 and embodies the Costa Rica surf vibe. Clean, modern, and sophisticated lines draw the property to your eye. This property too has its own private path to the beach and is literally next door to the Safari Surf!

Boutique Costa Rica Surf Hotels


Sunset Shack Hotel

SURF, SLEEP, EAT is the mantra of this Cool 8-room boutique hotel snuggled right in the middle of Playa Guiones.

Centrally located to all the shops and restaurants and of course the beach, this hotel screams “chill”. The hotel is also owned by the same people as the Harmony Hotel so attention to detail and customer service is evident. Their restaurant focuses on plant-based foods primarily and fresh seafood with health and wellness as the focus of their cuisine.

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Nosara Beach Hostel

Traveling solo? Looking to meet and greet travelers like you in a budget friendly accommodation?

Nosara Beach Hostel is the ticket. A mere 300 meters from the sands of Playa Guiones, this location is so perfect for the budget-conscious traveler as its location can’t be beaten. So close to the beach AND only some 50 meters from Safari Surf’s office and program. This facility offers shared room and private room options, a common area, and a shared kitchen area for those who like to cook their own meals.

05 Rental Options

Personal Oasis

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Costa Rica Rental Homes

In the spirit of customizing our guests’ packages… it would not be complete without an option to rent one of the many gorgeous homes that are available in the Playa Guiones area.

Below are just a few of our favorite homes on offer to wet your whistle. Home rental rates range anywhere from approximately $400 USD to $1000 USD + per night depending on the home and amenities on offer.

Join us for a surf lesson...

or stay for a full-on surf holiday.
In other words, stay as long as you want.

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Casa De Alces

This property boasts the largest saltwater pool on the beach with a custom swim-up pool bar. The layout consists of 4 buildings that make up 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and can accommodate parties of up to 20.

There are 3 master suites, 4 studio suites, and a kid’s room with a bunk/trundle bed. The main house has a custom kitchen with upgraded stainless appliances. All bathrooms have stone and tile showers and custom-poured concrete vanity/sinks. We have laid out the landscaping to maintain the Costa Rican feel and there are tropical views from any of the several outdoor patio lounging areas. The outdoor structures include a two-story 2000 sf open-air Rancho. The main floor is full amenity livable. A complete custom kitchen, dining seating for 20, and a living room area complete with a flat-screen TV. The second floor is perfect for Yoga classes or parties. We also designed a separate structure for meditation or private massages. There are two strategically placed outdoor showers.

Casa Hermandad

Casa Hermandad is a gorgeous 4 BR home located very close to the Beach Dog Cafe (tall concrete fence, nice, covered gate, and door with a sign above the gate).

The pool is situated in the front; as you enter the sliding front doors into the open living room and kitchen, you will find a Master bedroom with an ensuite indoor/outdoor bath (bath and toilet inside, shower outside) on your left along with another bedroom and disconnected bath. Across the home on the right is another Master bedroom with an ensuite bath and doors to the covered terrace (nice entertaining space with BBQ grill) as well as the fourth bedroom (kids’ room with bunks). The home is furnished tastefully and landscaped well.

Casa Girasol

Located on a small hill in the desirable K-Section of Playa Guiones you will find Casa Girasol – a lovely new build that blends natural materials like stone and wood with modern design into a delightful home that feels inviting and comfortable.

Fall asleep to light breezes and the sound of the ocean and awaken to the sound of birdsong and Howler Monkeys in this beautifully landscaped jungle paradise. The house boasts 3 bedrooms – all with air conditioning, ceiling fans, and ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom on the 2nd floor has a king-size bed with sliding doors to the terrace and a view of trees outside and the jungle below. The 2nd-floor guest bedroom has three single beds (one of which is a trundle). The third bedroom on the main floor has a sliding door with a walkout to the terrace beside the pool.

Casa Besos

Finished construction in early 2020 this modern, eco-friendly, luxury 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is minutes from the main surf break in Section J in Nosara, Costa Rica.

This beautiful and serene home was collaboratively built with Nosara’s local and leading architect, builder, and designer. Choosing local woods and artisans for the home’s furnishings to blend modern design with Costa Rica’s beautiful jungle canopy.

Nacho Casa

Perfect home rental for large or multiple families as close to the sands of Playa Guiones as possible

Nacho Casa is located in Playa Guiones (Section K), Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This vacation rental home is well kept and secure. To access the beach, walk through Olas Verdes Hotel and the Wildlife Refuge’s path (about 250 yards). With an area of over 150 sq. meters, this vacation house has four bedrooms with air conditioning throughout; one of them with the door having direct access to the patio, a queen size bed and private bathroom. This home features a ton of amazing amenities such as: Private pool, Full kitchen. Washer / dryer, gated, juice bar, deck / patio, maid service 6 days a week, walkway directly to the front desk of Olas Verdes Hotel, beach chairs & towels, beach cruiser bikes, and both chef & child care options! Everything you need to relax and enjoy.

Casa Verde

Casual luxury awaits you in this tropical paradise called Playa Guiones!

This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house is fully air conditioned and has an inviting pool with an outdoor terrace. Access to the beach is through the main public beach entrance or Baker’s Beach entrance, both about 350 meters away (North and South). There are two large bedrooms, each one has a queen-size bed, and a private bathroom. There are two more bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and a twin bed, and a private bathroom. The fourth bedroom has two twin beds, and a shared bathroom. All bedrooms connect to the living area, a full kitchen with a large island (seats 6), and a fresh shaded terrace next to the pool. The house has an off-street parking space for one car, or two golf carts. It features wi-fi throughout the house, and maid service 6 days a week, and a fully furnished kitchen awaits. Appointed in a mix of modern and relaxed style, Casa Verde vacation home is always fresh and accommodating.

Casa Roja

One of the most budget friendly home rentals left near the beach in Playa Guiones… Perfect for a family or small group of friends!

Situated in Playa Guiones (Section K), Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, this functional vacation home has easy access and a great location as close to the beach as one can be in Nosara. With an area of nearly 1300 sq. feet, this convenient beach house is on one side of Olas Verdes Hotel. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house has the Guiones’ roots vibe and style. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a private bathroom. The second bedroom features a queen-size bed and a twin-size bed; sharing the bathroom with the third bedroom, which has two twin-size beds. The bedrooms connect to the living area, a kitchen with a breakfast counter (seats 4), and a dining area with a table for 4. It has a freshly shaded terrace plus a little rancho in the garden. Bedrooms have air conditioning, and there are ceiling fans to keep the common spaces comfortable. Maid service 6 days a week.

Playa Guiones

Nestled in a quaint town in the Guanacaste Province on the Pacific side of the country, Nosara has become a “mecca” for both the traveling surfer and the traveling yoga enthusiast.

06 Adventures

Additional ideas

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Costa Rica is home to some of the best deep-sea fishing in the Americas. Head out on a deep-sea fishing charter and catch tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, and more.

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Boat Surf Trip in Costa Rica

There’s nothing better than a good old fashion boat trip to uncrowded surf. Our guides have the local knowledge to take you to the best-hidden gems in the region.

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Overland Surf Safari

Explore the epic Costa Rica surf on land. The moment you pull up to a secluded surf spot and the surf is firing… that is what it’s all about.

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Whale & Dolphin Watching in Costa Rica

Chase dolphins while sitting on the bow of the boat dipping your toes just inches above these magnificent creatures!

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Nosara Sunset Boat Tour

Sway with the ocean currents while the sun sets on another amazing tropical day in paradise.

Additional Adventures on offer:

Yoga, Spa / Massage, Miss Sky Canopy Zipline Tour, Horseback tour (beach & jungle), Beach or River fishing with a local, Kayak Tour, SUP Tour, Mountain Bike Tour, Nosara Wildlife Refuge Tour, ATV tour – coffee farm or waterfalls, Off road Polaris, LaGarta Lodge bird sanctuary tour, Escape Room.

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