Costa Rica Surf & Yoga Retreat / Location

LOCATION

Nosara, Costa Rica is home base for the winter trips. The surf program is based in a luxurious 5-bedroom “Casa en la Playa” (beach house) just a 8 minute walk away from Playa Guiones, a beautiful 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) long, white sand beach, located in the center of the Nicoya peninsulas Gold Coast. It is a very organized beach break with rights and lefts. The beach is great for beginners with long rolling waves, but can still be challenging for more advanced surfers with occasional fast hollow sections.

ACCOMMODATIONS

We have a main house, Casa Verano Eterno, that serves as base camp. Campers may share rooms at this location or request a private room for a little extra money. The house is conveniently located near the beach. Click here for more information about the house. A general description and amenities of the house include:

• 5 bedrooms

• 4.5 Baths
• Swimming pool
• Safes in each room
• A/C in each room

*All accommodations run from Saturday night through Friday night.

TRANSPORTATION

There are a couple of options available getting to Nosara:

A. Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica in the morning on the starting Saturday of each session. Then take a 45-minute shuttle flight from San Jose, Costa Rica to Nosara. There is a domestic airline, Nature Air, that services passengers between San Jose and Nosara. Round trip fares are around $185 (USD).

Nature Air (reservations)
Website: www.natureair.com
Phone: +800-235-9272

National flights can fill up quickly, to reserve one, please reserve far in advance. Sometimes it is difficult to take large amounts of luggage or surfboards on the smaller, national flights. They never accept surfboards over 7 feet in length.


If your flight arrives late in the day you may need to fly in Friday evening and spend a night in San Jose and catch a flight out the next morning. Recommended hotel near the airport:

Holiday Inn Express San José Airport Costa Rica (formerly the Garden Court Hotel)
Address: Juan Santa Maria Airport, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Website: www.gardencourtairporthotel.com
Phone: +506-2443-0043
Reservations: +800-315-2621

Once you arrive at Nosara Airport, we will pick you up and drop you off. Just be sure to give us your flight itinerary. The main house is a 10 minute drive away.


Flight schedule to and from San Jose and Nosara:

Nature Air departs Pavas Airport / Tobías Bolaños International Airport — approximately 20 minutes from San Jose (Juan Santamaría International Airport).

  • Pavas Airport (SYQ) – Nosara Airport (NOB): Departing 9:15 am / Arriving 9:40 am
  • Pavas Airport (SYQ) – Nosara Airport (NOB): Departing 1:20 pm / Arriving 1:55 pm
  • Nosara Airport (NOB) – Pavas Airport (SYQ): Departing 10:10 am / Arriving 10:45 am
  • Nosara Airport (NOB) – Pavas Airport (SYQ): Departing 2:05 pm / Arriving 2:40 pm

* Campers are responsible for their own airfares, transportation, and accommodations outside of camp.


B. Arrive in Liberia, Costa Rica and hire a van to drive you about 2-1/2 hours to Nosara. Price for a van with a driver is $145 (USD) each way, which needs to be paid in cash to the driver upon arrival. To make a reservation, contact Edwin Fernandez at Nosara Jungle Shuttles & Transport:
Website: www.nosarajungle.com
Phone: +506-8846-9188
Email: edwin.shuttles@gmail.com


If your flight arrives late in the day you may need to fly in Friday evening and spend a night in Liberia. Recommended hotels near the airport:

Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport-$$$High End
Address: Ruta #21, Liberia 50101, Costa Rica
Website: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/costa-rica/hilton-garden-inn-liberia-airport-SJOLAGI/index.html
Phone: +506-269-8888
Reservations: +877-782-9444

Hotel Rincon Del Llano-$Basic Economy
Address: Ruta Liberia-Santa Cruz | 5km oeste del aeropuerto Daniel OduberLiberia 121112323446, 
Phone number: +506-2667 1213

* Campers are responsible for their own airfares, transportation, and accommodations outside of camp.

Playa Guiones Surf

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Here is a bird’s eye view of Nosara and Playa Guiones in the Guanacaste Province. For a better in-depth look at the surf breaks in the area, visit the Surfline.com Travel section.