How long is the drive from San Jose or Liberia to Nosara?

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The drive from Liberia to Nosara is 2 1/2 -3 hours, or longer, if you encounter something unusual. The drive to/from San Jose to/from Nosara is about 4 – 41/2 hours, given no unusual incidents, such as road work or accidents.

What is the nightlife like in Nosara?

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There are restaurants, bars, clubs, dancing, live music, pool, karaoke, all available depending upon your taste and interests. It is not a bustling city, but there is a night life here.

How likely is it that we could see an arrivada in Ostional?

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The Olive Ridley Turtle arrivadas (arrivals) usually happen with frequency from April through November.If you can plan it right, its more likely if you are here about 10 days past a full moon. Sometimes you see individual turtles, but an arrivada is a large group of nesting turtles that is really a spectacle to see.

Can I really see monkeys in the trees there?

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Yes, pretty much year round, if you try hard (and mostly even if you don’t) you can see them moving through the trees in troops (monkey tribes). You’ll see the Congo or mantled Howler monkeys, the males are loud… you’ll probably hear them before you see them!

What do people do in Nosara, do I need to bring entertainment?

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If you like to play games or read, bring those items. Most people surf, swim, lounge, read, chat, and enjoy the outdoors and activities available here. Video games might be the only thing hard to find. Direct TV is at the hotel bar and if your favorite ball game is on I’m sure you can… Read more »

Should I schedule tours and activities ahead of time or wait?

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We recommend scheduling fishing charters (half or full day) ahead of time, so if this is an important activity for your trip, you do not miss out. Just Let Tyler know that you’re interested in fishing upon your arrival and they’ll get it set up for you. However, if you are coming around the winter… Read more »

What is ‘Pura Vida!’ & what does it mean?

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It means “pure life”; “good life”; “all is well”; “all should be well, life here is so good”; “of course life is good; “Good bye from Costa Rica”; “Hello/Hi!”…. lots of meanings. You’ll hear it as an answer to questions like: “How are you?”, “how’s life?”, “how’s work?” …. Costa Ricans are very proud of… Read more »

What about crime in Costa Rica?

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There is petty crime almost everywhere, especially in Latin America. Costa Rica is not an exception. Do not wear flashy jewelry, do not display large amounts of money, keep valuables locked up and do not leave them unattended, even in a locked car. If you do these things, your chances are greatly reduced to experience… Read more »

Is traveling with children safe in Costa Rica?

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Given that no place anywhere is 100% safe: traveling with children in Costa Rica is a great way to take a family trip. Costa Ricans love children, and there is a lot of space afforded you if you have children. Costa Rica has very sanitary conditions, safe water, great healthcare- so concerns about those issues… Read more »