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Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The beaches on the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino set a world standard for rugged beauty, good surf and endless sand. Well, Playa Guiones is their Costa Rican cosmic double - except you can swim and surf without a wet suit. And there...More

Thank john_carsley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wind was already up, cross directional when I went to nosara and Guiones Beach. Also, the tide was high. Surfline said to expect 3 to 4 ft of surf however in this case I believe they must have been quoting Hawaiian measurements. When I...More

4  Thank Monica_Riehl
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This is a good beach for sunning yourself, and if you like cooler refreshing ocean water. Neighboring Playa Pelada is prettier with warmer water.

1  Thank ChefRonTravels
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I walked five miles everyday. Watch the tide table because it is difficult during high tide. Peaceful..... no buildings, no businesses, no one bothering you. It's total Pura Vida.

Thank PeteyBrowne
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Very clean beach, good waves (for beginners), no facilities, cafés in walking distance, bring your own umbrella/sunshade as there are no trees on the beach which provide shade

1  Thank Dr. Markus S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The waves and surf at Playa Guiones is superb. Waves vary day to day like everywhere, but looking down the beach and finding many tasty shapes to ride was not a problem. The main riptide appears right at the end of the road from Nosara,...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is the beach that you dream of when visiting Costa Rica. Gorgeous, clean, safe, absolutely natural and off the beaten track! Our 2 boys (9 & 10) learnt to surf here while we lazed on the beautiful sands.

Thank wsw74
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I learned to surf here three years ago, and I make a pilgrimage to this beach just to surf and work that tan. It is a popular beach, but not so crowded that you can't feel like you have privacy and the surfing is fun...More

Thank Ronald Edward N
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Stunning beach, awesome waves and daily rainbows make this a magical place! Long stretch of beach, super clean and uncrowded, undeveloped.

Thank Janice G
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Never get enough of this beach! The tide pools offer little places to relax and get wet. The beach is clean and beautiful. I love it here any day, rain, shine, sunset, sunrise!

Thank Eisa B
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6 November 2017|
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Response from Charlie C | Reviewed this property |
If you are going to be there for a week or more I would recommend a a 4 x 4 and a golf cart. Its fun to travel around on a golf cart but for traveling away from town you will need the vehicle. Unless you are very good at... More
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3 November 2017|
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Response from chwingman | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I only have been for surfing
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23 October 2017|
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Response from ElaineMI | Reviewed this property |
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