Nosara Getting There
Local carrier Nature Air offers flights to the Nosara regional airport, departing from San Jose and Liberia.
From San Jose: $10; departs at 5:30 a.m.; 6.5 hours. Leaves from the intersection of Avenida 5 and Calles 14/16 (Alfaro Terminal). Travelers are advised to buy bus tickets one day in advance, when possible, as seats sell out quickly in the high season.
The journey from San Jose to Nosara takes between four and five hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. Drive north along the Interamerican Highway toward Liberia. Take the left turnoff for the Tempisque Bridge, locally known as el Puente de Amistad. Continue west until you reach the town of Nicoya. Go straight through the town along the main road for roughly 18 miles. A gas station will be on the left, and it is best to fill up here. Immediately after the gas station, the main road veers to the left toward Samara. Here, turn right, following the sign to Nosara. Follow this bumpy dirt road about 15 miles.
At the T intersection, there will be a sign pointing right toward Nosara. Continue along until you reach the beach. This is Playa Garza. Keep going until signs for local businesses begin to appear. Eventually, Coconut Harry’s will be on the left and Cafe de Paris restaurant on the right. Turn right in front of Cafe de Paris to reach the entrance to Playa Guiones. Or, keep going straight until you see signs for the turnoffs for Playa Pelada and, farther on, the village of Nosara.