Association Guias Locales
Miss Sky has brought a canopy tour to Nosara, with a total length of 11,000m above a pristine, private reserve. The zip lines don’t go from platform to platform but from mountainside to mountainside, and have double cables for added safety. Your top speed will be about 45kph. Tours leave twice daily, at 8am and 2pm. The morning tour is slightly longer.
Next door to Lola's is Pura Vida Ride. They rent kayaks, mountain bikes, snorkel sets and offer Stand Up Paddle Lessons (one/two people US$60/100) and rentals (per hour US$20). Multi-day cycling trips and specialized kayak tours with English speaking guides are also available. Gear is top notch, and they serve espresso and gelato too.
Anusara-inspired instruction, which pairs Iyengar alignment principles with a Vinyasa flow, is available in a gorgeous studio kissed by ocean breezes, lit by paper lanterns, sheltered by a peaked tin roof held up by natural contoured timbers, on the Hotel Los Mangos property.
Offers high-quality sportfishing trips on either a 27' panga or a larger 42' boat. They cruise north of Coco and routinely hook mahi, mackerel, marlin, rooster fish and tuna.
The granddaddy of local surf shops is owned by an Uruguyan DJ-photo-entrepreneur. They offer lessons, and rent and sell boards at the cheapest rates in town.
This one-stop adventure outfitter in La Plaza mall can get you into all sorts of action. Think: horseback, ATV, surf, kayak, fishing and much more.
The local expert on mountain biking, distance cycling, bike tours and repairs. They also rent beach cruisers (two hours US$10, all day US$20).
Kooky local Canuck Josh (aka ‘Jobbie’) is a brand in and of himself, and he gives surfing lessons from his well-run shop in Playa El Carmen.
Two locations in town offering rentals, lessons, repairs and sales. The main location by Sharky’s even has a falafel stand.
Up for a game? There are two well-maintained hard courts at this tiny tennis club on the property of a contemporary B&B.
The longest-running outfitter in town organizes a variety of tours including visits to turtle-nesting sites.
Set right on the beach, Pato offers inexpensive and quality board rental, and beginner surf instruction.