Beach breaks for all skill levels
Nosara is a village located on the North Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste and is famous for yoga and year-round surf. Technically, Nosara is a few miles inland, so when tourists visit, they typically stay in Playa Guiones, Playa Plada, or Playa Garza, with Playa Guiones being the most popular. In 2015, a good friend of mine moved to the area to work as a surf instructor. After hearing about the epic surf and seeing his photos, I had to visit. Nosara definitely lives up to the hype. After that first visit I was back a year later to get my fill of warm water waves.
Playa Guiones and Playa Garza
Playa Guiones is a 7km stretch of beach with several different beach breaks spread along the coastline. Waves break in both directions and work on all tides, making it a fun spot any time of day. The main break offers waves suitable for beginners and experienced surfers, and the area has many surf schools if you’re looking to learn the sport or improve upon your skills. Playa Guiones can get pretty busy, but just a few miles away is my personal favorite spot: Playa Garza. Playa Garza is a reef break with a mellow inside section and a stepper section on the outside. Regardless of the break you choose, Nosara delivers.