Nosara, Costa Rica offers something for everyone to enjoy. Discover fascinating species and a variety of landscapes with a friendly Costa Rican guide, zipline through the rainforest canopy, kayak along the Nosara River, or hike through the mysterious jungle. Make the most of your stay by exploring one or more of the options listed below. Our concierge will be happy to recommend and arrange excursions and transportation.

Bocas de Nosara

We are within walking distance to the Bocas de Nosara (Nosara River mouth) where both the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana converge and pour into the Pacific Ocean. You will observe lots of wildlife in this beautiful and tranquil reserve. Here you can also discover hiking trails, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking.

Jungle Trails

From our property, you can enter lush, natural jungle trails and walk alongside estuaries as you immerse yourself in the world of giant trees, hanging vines, and tall grass. These trails include a private jungle path that leads you right to the beautiful and tranquil beach of Playa Pelada.


Throughout our two acre property, we offer many opportunities to read, write, relax and rest. Among these are hammocks that hang from most of the houses on the property and meditation benches, which can be found around the pavilion and in the jungle surrounding the guest quarters.


Nosara has a lot to offer, including such activities as sunset and jungle horseback riding, surfing lessons, stand up paddle boarding in the ocean or on the river, ATV tours, Coffee tours, snorkeling, canopy tour, waterfall tour (availability depends on the season), boat tours in Rio Nosara, kayak tour, rare pink beach ocean kayak and snorkel tour.

Ostional Turtle Nesting

One of-a-kind natural phenomena where thousands of turtles come to shore to lay their eggs. This is only one of the three locations in the world where it can be experienced.

Nosara Wildlife Rescue

The Nosara Wildlife Rescue and Sibu Sanctuary takes care of newborns, orphans and recently injured wild animals, giving them medical care and shelter during their immediate recovery. Animals then transfer to the Howler monkey at Nosara Wildlife Refuge Sanctuary for further rehabilitation; they live in natural habitats in preparation for reintegration back into the wild. Animals that cannot survive on their own are given a permanent home at the Sibu Sanctuary.

Educational tours take visitors through both the wildlife rescue and sanctuary, lasting about two hours.

Surf Lessons

From novices looking to experience surfing for the first time to the advanced surfer looking to improve your skills, there are is a wide array of experienced local instructors waiting for you.

General Well-Being and Spa Treatment Services

Pamper yourself with a massage, manicure or pedicure, or other spa treatments.

At Nosara Retreat, we support natural and alternative health services and initiatives. We are pleased to offer a variety of services and consultations to support each person’s personal health, wellbeing and healing journey. Choose from massage, body energy work, nutritional counseling, astrology readings or internal cleansing and detoxification programs offered by the top professionals in Nosara.

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