Located on the Nicoya Peninsula, Nosara boasts miles of pristine coastline and acres of lush jungle and is an up-and-coming destination in Costa Rica. Here are some of the best things to do in Nosara!

Where to Stay

We stayed at the Gilded Iguana and loved it! It's as close as you can get to staying at a beachfront hotel, with lush grounds, an awesome pool area, and a laid-back surf vibe.

Hit the Beach

This is a beach town after all. Nosara boasts miles of unspoiled coastline that is protected from development. Spending some time at one of the town's beaches is a must.


The town was originally put on the map as having some of the most consistent waves in the world, so one of the best things to do in Nosara is to go surfing.


Nosara has developed a reputation as a wellness hub, and there are many studios around town offering classes and retreats.


The remote dirt roads surrounding the town mean that ATVs are the best way to get around and one of the most fun things to do in Nosara. Several companies offering rentals and tours.


Nosara boasts a variety of wildlife and is part of a protected refuge area. You can also visit a wildlife center, or see baby turtles hatch (you must hire a guide).

Local Cuisine

Trying the local cuisine is one of the top things to do in Nosara! You'll find everything from traditional Costa Rican food, vegan restaurants, and everything in between.


Nosara boasts some of the most beautiful sunsets in Costa Rica so you must catch at least one during your stay!