Top things to do in Nosara Area

Cafe in Nosara Area

Robin's Cafe & Ice Cream

Perfectly suited to Nosara's health-conscious yogis and surfers. You'll see Robin working the kitchen, preparing a welcome menu of sweet and savory crepes, tempting wraps, and sandwiches on homemade, whole-wheat foc…
Beach in Nosara Area

Playa Pelada

North of Guiones, Playa Pelada is rough and rugged, and less endowed with surfers and luxury (perhaps a luxury in itself). Things feel both spookier and more profound in Pelada. This beach lacks surf, so it's wonder…
Beach in Nosara Area

Playa Guiones

Playa Guiones is quite simply a sip of raw nectar: a wide, generous arc of marbled sand, with a few pebbles and shells mixed in, excellent beach breaks and plenty of space. It's an easygoing place for surfers, surf …
Animal Sanctuary in Nosara Area

Refuge for Wildlife

Make an appointment to visit this animal rescue center. Brenda Bombard is an incurable animal lover who has devoted two decades to caring for injured and abandoned howler monkeys. Two-hour tours are highly education…
International in Nosara Area

La Luna

Located on the beach, this trendy restaurant-bar has cushy couches right on the sand, perfect for sunset drinks. The interior is equally appealing, with soaring ceilings, a gorgeous hardwood bar and walls adorned wi…
Gelato in Nosara Area

Seekretspot

The secret is out: come to this sweet shack for an authentic gelato or sorbetto, made with love by Stefano and Frederica. For local flavor, go for coffee or coconut. If you need a pick-me-up, there are also fresh-br…
Soda in Nosara Area

Rosi's Soda Tica

Now with two prominent locations, this is the favorite soda in Guiones and it's a damn good one. It's a perfect spot for breakfast, whether it's banana pancakes or huevos rancheros. At lunchtime, Rosi keeps it real …
Burgers in Nosara Area

Burgers & Beers

Take your pick from six burgers and you'll get a plump, juicy patty of goodness, served on a fresh bun with big french-fry wedges. There's also a veggie burger and fish of the day, as well as a dozen craft beers on …
Mexican in Nosara Area

El Chivo

A groovy roadside joint in the middle of the Pelada wilderness. Tacos are a favorite – try the house specialty, the buttery chipotle-lime shrimp version. Like any upstanding Mexican place, bargain Taco Tuesday is ma…
Zoo in Nosara Area

Sibu Sanctuary

Reservations are absolutely required to visit this wildlife sanctuary, set on 50 glorious acres of jungle and garden. The sanctuary is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and eventually releasing howler monkeys wh…