If you like the idea of waking up to jungle sounds and crashing waves, doing a few sunrise yoga poses followed by a morning of shredding, Nosara’s where it’s at. This completely unspoiled Costa Rican village is world-renowned for being a yogi’s paradise, but it’s even more attractive to surfers.
This is because Nosara is home to Playa Guiones, a beach that stretches 7 kilometers and has been nicknamed the “swell magnet”. The bottom is sandy and the waves are gentle in certain spots along the beach, conditions that are perfect for beginners. But don’t let this fool you – the swell can be insanely powerful when Guiones is working.