Like all travelers, when you plan a vacation to an unfamiliar location, you want to have an idea of what to expect. TripAdvisor is a great resource for getting insider information about a place from guests who have been there.
1. What’s the best way to get to Nosara, Costa Rica? Fly.
The area of Nosara includes the town of Nosara and the beaches of Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada and Playa Nosara, remotely located on the Nicoya Peninsula in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. Guests frequently comment about the long drive from the capital city of San Jose – about 4.5 to 5 hours. The best way to get to Nosara is a 50-minute flight on the domestic airline Nature Air from the San Jose International Airport.
2. What’s the best way to get around Nosara and its beaches?
Guests recommend renting a car. There are lots of fun beaches and plenty of funky restaurants, juice bars, boutique shops, art galleries, yoga places, and surf and adventure tours that you’ll want to visit. All hotels and facilities are set back from the beaches according to the community’s conservation regulations. Having a rental car means you can go where you want, when you want. You can easily arrange a rental car in Playa Guiones with Toyota Rent-a-Car, Alamo Rent-a-Car, National Car Rental or Economy Car Rental. Be sure to get a 4×4.
3. You have to try surfing.
Playa Guiones is renowned for some of the best surfing in Costa Rica and was recommended as a best place to go in 2014. Guests recommend it. “Surfing here is the BEST ever! Perfect for everyone … the waves work for every level of surfer. It is never too crowded because the beach is so long,” wrote guests who stayed at L’acqua Viva Resort earlier this month for Spring Break.
4. Stay at L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa for its “super professional and attentive” staff.
Guests rave about the staff at the Costa Rica luxury hotel. “The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and seem to really want to make your stay enjoyable … There were always staff around, cleaning the pools, sweeping the walkway, trimming the landscaping,” wrote one guest. “The personnel of the hotel were fantastic: would go out of their way to assist you at any time, extremely helpful and would always make you feel most welcome,” wrote another visitor.
Article by Shannon Farley