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    Nosara help and traveling partners..

    Planning a trip for March looking for some ideas for cheap lodging and how to get around.Please be as specific as possible.
    Also anyone interested in meeting up and travel together.
    Ps.I already went through all the Costa post and didn't find any help.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    in the grace of the most holy FSM
    i've been to nosara 3x, most recently this summer. what would you like to know?

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    Where's a good cheap place to stay within walking distance to surf? and best way to get to Nosara from Liberia airport?

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    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    in the grace of the most holy FSM
    are you renting a car? there are plenty of signs for nosara & guiones on the way. pretty much impossible to get lost.

    also, what's your definition of "cheap"? plenty of places w/in walking distance, but since nosara has gotten really popular over the last 10+ years, cheap has become a relative term. check out for just a few of the options. each hotel you click on has a map showing where it is relative to the main stretch of beach, playa guiones. the cheapest ones are farthest away.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
    Ive been to the Tamarindo/Grande area and had a blast but not so cheap. I would like to hear from guys that have been to both Nosara and Playa Hermosa as to which would be the best place to go be able to walk from your room to the surf without breaking the bank. Also any other pros or cons of either place. Thanks.

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    I've posted this several times for others...

    A friend of mine has a killer place right on the beach in Playa Grande and is a good central spot for travelling all over Guanacaste area. Not far at all from Nosara, Negra, Tamarindo, Avellanas etc...

    My friends name is Allan and Kathy Keyes and they own "Villa de la Roca". Here's a link with some picts of their place..

    You can rent out the whole house or the bottom is divided into two separate bungalows complete with full kitchens. Usually rents those out fairly cheaply. Killer pool in the front yard and from the back porch the views are insane! Call ahead though cause its a popular place!

    Once you go there you won't go anywhere else! Allan and Kathy are really cool people and you will be surprised what you get for the money! Their house is walking distance from the main break in Playa Grande and on the right swell the reef in front of the house breaks killer!

    Its about 25-30min from Liberia and if you need a ride Allan will pick you up. You can also rent a car right there in Tamarindo. Tamarindo is just on the other side of the river from Playa Grande.

    Hit me up if you need anything...

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    You don't need help!!!! Just go bro. Tons of places to stay. Super easy. Don't even need to speak Spanish anymore... Buy the ticket, take the ride

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    No doubt about that.... its like going on vacation in Florida! Actually I think more people speak English in Costa than Florida!

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    Check Gilded Iguana, pretty cheap and a 3 mins walk down the road to the North entrance to Guiones. Will be back there in April for the fifth or sixth time. You can PM me with questions.

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    I used these guys for transfers to and from Liberia:

    $50 each way vs 120-150 for a cab, good easy service.

    Kaya Sol and Gilded Iguana are both decent with some hostel-style rooms if you want to save a few bucks, and the Kaya Sol restaurant is great. I stayed in a studio style room with a/c at Harbor Reef on the other side of guiones and loved it. Any of the above are great deals compared to what you pay for crappy motels here. All within very short walk to the beach and well worth the convenience. Waves are awesome by my east coast standards, dream-like consistency. Next time I'm going to try going during or on the edge of rainy season for a little less crowding. It was a friendly and perfectly manageable scene but quite a few people on it in early December.