Nosara is one of Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets, attracting more surfers than tourists. Head over to this exotic destination for the surf camp of a lifetime! Surfing in Nosara is perfect for the more adventurous surfers. Playa Guiones is considered a swell magnet and beach breaks are pretty heavy here. However, Southern Nosara is known to suit all level surfers, even beginners. The greatest thing about a Nosara surf adventure is that the beach is not crowded, so expect nothing less than the ultimate relaxation all throughout your holiday. Also, yoga is very popular here. Nosara is home to the majority of beach yoga institutes, making this a perfect place for both surf camps & yoga retreats.
The best time to surf in Nosara for more experienced surfers is between the months of April and October. The morning offshore winds pick up making for a perfect SW groundswell and bigger waves ranging from 1-3 meters (3-10 ft). Expect slightly more rain than in summer, but you’ll get rewarded with fewer crowds and better waves.
For beginning surfers, the dry and popular summer season in Nosara is a good choice. In the months from November to March, there are consistent waves around 1 meter (3-4 ft) almost every day. Go to the South end of the beach, near the cemetery, for some great beginner spots. Because of its high water temperature year-round (26-28 C) in Nosara, there’s no need for a wetsuit and you can wear bikinis or boardshorts anytime!
In the main street of Nosara you can find an international mix of restaurants with the local Tico cuisine. Ranging from French pastries, classic Mediterranean dishes, to fancy cocktail bars, there’s something for everyone in Nosara. Besides the usual hostel parties, Nosara nightlife runs on live music pubs in the main street, and a hidden club called The Black Sheep in the mountains.
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