Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica

About Nosara

When people refer to Nosara, they usually actually mean Playa Guiones (pronounced gee-yawn-ez). Nosara is a small town about 20 minutes inland. Guiones is a 7km sandy beach with year round surf, bordered by jungle with a handful of small hotels, restaurants and homes which The Lonely Planet describes as “sophisticated jungle living”.

Empty wave at Playa Guiones in Nosara

Costa Rica is uniquely positioned to receive both north and south swells, without ever being too close to the unpleasant weather systems which create the waves we love. That means optimum surf conditions through both summer and winter as well as year round 80 degree water. Playa Guiones adds to the equation by being uncrowded and free of natural hazards. The gently shelving beach also creates waves which are forgiving and safe at all sizes making is the perfect classroom for surf coaching.

Baby Turtle on Nosara Beach


You can stroll 10 minutes along the paths through the trees from Surf Simply and either step out onto the beautiful jungle lined beach or you stumble upon all kinds of cool little shops, cafes and restaurants without ever feeling like you’re leaving the jungle. The locals and foreigners that have moved here are all a pretty friendly bunch but it’s not just about the people and jungle there lots more to do here too, click here to read more…