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Nosara is not just a destination – It’s a mindset. This once clear-cut farming region has been fully restored to its original state with forest lands along the coastline and surrounding mountains. Starting in the 1970’s, conservative tourism growth created the demand for reforestation and conservation initiatives driven by locals, expats, and Costa Rica’s environmental agency, MINAE. Nosara’s community banded together to form the Nosara Civic Association and took a stand to make sure the area would not be spoiled by unsustainable tourism growth like other areas of Costa Rica. As a result, Playa Guiones is now part of the Ostional-Nosara National Wildlife Refuge.
Unpaved roads still bring you back in time to simple coastal living. This serene beach town is a world class surfing destination with Playa Guiones featuring 4 miles of beach break that catches any swell direction year-round. A flourishing wellness community of local artists, organic farmers, and a wide array of renowned yoga studios call Nosara home. Combine all this with an abundance of adventure and ecotourism activities and the rest is clear—Nosara begs you to get back to nature.
Craving comida? Sample a diverse range of cuisine from fresh seafood to creative vegetarian dishes, family style BBQ’s, or Costa Rican craft beer, spirits, and wine from any of the many restaurants in town. If you don’t feel like venturing far from your room, Olas Verdes’ restaurant, El Manglar, serves your favorite Tico or fusion dish with fresh herbs and vegetables from local farms.
Feel good about getting away.
By continuously improving its sustainable best practices, Olas Verdes has been consistently operating with minimum impact and a reduced carbon foot print.
When planning your visit to Nosara, consider joining our efforts together with Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.
Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project.
A stay at Olas Verdes is a guarantee that your trip is contributing to community development programs and to the preservation of the local environment, from animal rescue centers and environmental non-profit organizations to our adopted public local school in Las Delicias. See how our hotel has integrated sustainable practices from the ground up—literally.