|Nosara, Costa Rica
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Most Costa Ricans and tourists come to Nosara to surf, visit the Ostional Wildlife Refuge known as the home of the Leatherback sea turtles, and the world-renown Nosara Yoga Institute
Nosara, a small town surrounded by beaches, is part of the Nicoya peninsula, on the west coast of Guanacaste province, Costa Rica. Even though Nosara has one of the oldest established expatriate communities in Costa Rica, it is one of the least developed areas of the country, with mostly un-paved roads (and no McDonald's!) But no worries, there is a small airport, medical clinic, pharmacy, local stores, post office, rental car agencies, and internet cafes, but only one bank!
Playa Pelada Pura Vida Ministries is based out of Villa Las Tecas which is located on Playa Pelada. Pelada, neighbors with Playa Guiones (known as the surfers beach), has shady trees and tidal pools, which are perfect for young or new swimmers, and small children.
The local fisherman launch daily, out to sea, every evening from Playa Pelada. There is an impressive blowhole occurring on one of its rock formations. The sand is soft, but firm and usually rock and coral free. It is not uncommon to run into a sea turtle every now and again, and always pelicans. There are even tire-swings for kids and two local restaurants, Olga's and La Luna's, right on the beach! Playa Pelada is where local Costa Rican families go to hang out at the beach.
Fun Things to Do in your spare time, while in Nosara:
- Surfing (you can rent surfboards and even take classes if you want!)
- Kayaking or boating (sea or river)
- Horse back riding
- Hiking on nature trails
- ATV (Quad) rentals and tours
- Bike rentals
- Fishing, fishing and more fishing
- Diving, snorkeling
- World’Äôs longest zip-line!
- Turtle watching