Flying to Costa Rica

San Jose - Juan Santamaría International Airport

San Jose is Costa Rica's capital and is close to the geographical centre of the country. It is also home to the biggest international airport in Costa Rica. The drive from San Jose to Nosara is roughly 4.5 hour transfer (flying is also an option that may be worth exploring).

Liberia - Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport

Liberia is the closest international airport to us and is definitely worth considering when booking your flights. It is only a 2 hour drive through some beautiful Costa Rican countryside from Liberia to Nosara.

Nosara - Aeropuerto Nosara

You can fly into Nosara Airport from San Jose and several other domestic airports in Costa Rica. It's worth looking into as it reduces a 4.5 hour drive from San Jose to a 45 minute flight.The airport is approximately 15 minutes to the beaches of Nosara.

Playa Guiones

Playa Guiones is a small beach town located on the Nicoya Peninsula on the north west Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Playa Guiones and several surrounding beach towns (Playa Pelada, Playa Garza) are often referred to as Nosara due to the close proximity of the small country town of Nosara.

Getting From San Jose/Liberia to Nosara


The reason why Nosara is home to great wildlife and is not overcrowded compared to other beach towns in Costa Rica is that it is in a remote part of the country.  Costa Rica's infrastructure is fairly good generally, but the road to Nosara is still unpaved (pavement is coming 2018).  Don't panic enroute if you turn off the main road onto a dirt road, you are on the right track (no pun intended).  Luckily transfers are easy to organize and there are trustworthy operators.  There are several firms that specialize in airport transfers for Nosara and transfers may be available with the accommodation you book.  We can recommend a good shuttle service, just email us for more information. If you wish you can also rent a car and drive yourself to Nosara.


A great alternative to making the drive from San Jose is to fly to Nosara. It's a 45 minute flight compared to 4.5-hour drive in a car and the views from the plane are spectacular. We recommend Nature Air or who have flights available daily and the best new twin prop planes. Nosara's domestic airport has a completely new runway and is only 10 minutes from Playa Guiones. From Nosara Airport, it's a quick taxi ride to your accommodation.

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Bringing Your Surfboards

If you are thinking of taking your own boards with you, it's worth considering the potential charges for boards. Prices are incredibly varied between airlines and there is no real standard guide price.

Playa Guiones Transport

Most things are accessible by foot once you are in Playa Guiones so transport is not always a necessity once you are here.  Guiones has several shops, restaurants, bars, jungle walks and a long sandy beach that is close to most rental villas and hotels. To get a real feel of the place though, we recommend renting an ATV (Quad Bike) or car. With personal transport, you can explore nearby towns, beaches, and hilltop views.

Accomodation Options

Playa Guiones, Nosara is built on beautiful, undulating, jungle covered hillsides that work their way down to the sand.  The range of accommodation available is as varied as the terrain. There are options for any size group, needs or budget. Contact us if you'd like some help with booking your accommodation - we'd be happy to recommend a suitable option based on your requirements.

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