Nosara Services & Facilities
Pay phones are located in front of the police station in the town of Nosara, and throughout Guiones (also in front of the Gilded Iguana Bar and Restaurant).
Cell phone reception is unpredictable throughout the Nosara area. Cell phones can be rented in Costa Rica for around $10 a day, and prepaid SIM chips are also available.
There are numerous high-speed Internet cafes in Nosara, and a large number of restaurants offer it to paying customers. The Frog Pad in Guiones offers many services: WiFi, desktop computers, and possibly the largest collection of used books to buy and DVDs for rent in Costa Rica.
The post office is located in the town of Nosara, next to the Red Cross, and is open 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is also a small drop box next to the ATM machine in Guiones.
There is a Banco de Costa Rica located next to the Nosara Servicentro gas station; it has an ATM and the bank is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Banco Popular has a 24-hour ATM at Playa Guiones, just past Cafe de Paris on the left. It has a huge orange sign, and currently only takes VISA cards.
A full-service gas station is located on the road from Nicoya, just before the sign to turn right toward Nosara.
There is a clinic and dentist’s office in Guiones, next to the pharmacy: Centro Medico Nosara (Tel. 2682-0942 or 2682-1212). Their hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Paradise Medical Services is located in the village of Nosara, across from the soccer field (Tel. 2682-1212 and 2682-0942) The nearest major hospital is in Nicoya. (Tel. 2682-5066)
The Cruz Roja offers ambulance and emergency services. They are located in the town of Nosara, down the street from the post office and next to the police station. (Tel. 2682-0175)