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Nosara Getting Around

Getting from beach to beach in Nosara is challenging sans motorized vehicle. For those without wheels, southernmost Playa Guiones is the best place to stay – here amenities like restaurants, a convenience store, doctor’s office, and pharmacy are all within walking distance. A hilly five-minute car ride north lies Playa Pelada, which has fewer hotels and eateries; five minutes farther still sits the even more remote Playa Nosara.


An ATV is the fastest (and dustiest) way to get around the area. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes, as pebbles and rocks can be a problem. Four-wheelers can be rented hourly, daily or weekly.


Beach cruiser bicycles are convenient and inexpensive means of transport. Try renting from the Frog Pad, down the street from the Gilded Iguana and next to Villas Tortuga. Prices are $10 per day or $50 per week with a deposit of a license, passport, or $50.

On Foot:

Getting around on foot is difficult unless staying in downtown Guiones. A car, ATV, bike, or motorcycle is recommended if staying anywhere else.

Nosara Travel Guide

Nosara Weather

Current Conditions

79°F (26°C) Intermittent clouds

Humidity: 64%

Wind: 2.49 miles per hour, ENE

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Nosara Tides

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
High 4:45 a.m. 9.58 ft. (2.92 m.)
Low 10:49 a.m. -0.03 ft. (-0.01 m.)
High 5:02 p.m. 9.48 ft. (2.89 m.)
Low 11:10 p.m. -0.56 ft. (-0.17 m.)

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