Playa Guiones

Playa Guiones, Nosara: Address, Playa Guiones Reviews: 4.5/5

Playa Guiones
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Jed R
11 contributions
Heart of Nosara
Jul 2021
If you've booked a trip to Nosara, you have no doubt come for this beach, and you will not be disappointed. World-class beach, in our family's opinion.
Written 27 July 2021
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Sweet-spot_for_travel
St Martin / St Maarten206 contributions
Good food & Ambiance. Gorgeous beach lets hope the town stays true to itself with time.
Jul 2021 • Friends
Guiones beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in CR, right up there 2nd to Playa Grande ( IMO)

The town is going through a major real estate boom atm so there is a lot of construction going on but I have to say the villas that are being built are in good taste ( tropical modern) and many trees are being preserved to be able to blend with the landscape. I’d wait a year before visiting though if you don’t want to be awaked by construction noise at 7 am !

The road getting there is HORRIBLE like really bad, 45 min of bumpy pot hole filled dirt road before you even get to the town. And they want to keep it that way it seems.
Next are the actual Guiones town roads, they are dirt and the tuc tucs and quad bikes def have no intention of slowing down when passing pedestrians so you get a mouthful full of dirt on what is essentially a very pedestrian street. Made me think of a tropical burning man, you need goggles and boots ! Again they like it that way.
What makes this town cool is the obvious draw to surfers and the many restaurants and cafes, the variety of food is refreshing after having visited other parts of CR.

I can imagine it must have been a cool understated little town once upon a time, unfortunately it seems to have become a little more polished ( minus the roads) and commercial in the last 4 years.
With that seems to come the influx of upper scale West Coast boho chic crowd.
Was there over the 4th of July weekend and if it weren’t for the tropical vegetation I could have been in a California Beach town by the looks of majority of patrons. Not very Costa Rican.

Nevertheless it was an interesting few days. My favorite part by far being Guiones beach itself.
Playa Pelada was awesome too.
We also took some time to drive to Ostional and walk the beach and saw many turtle tracks, old nests and egg shells.
Written 11 July 2021
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LisManMil
18 contributions
Great beach!
Jan 2021 • Family
Incredible food at restaurants on inconspicuous streets! Great spot to learn to surf! Limited but sufficient shopping. Cute tuktuks to shuttle you around!
Written 10 January 2021
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Nury
Genoa, Italy42 contributions
Wild beach
Mar 2020 • Friends
A very wild but unique beach !!. If you want to visit some beaches in Costa Rica, better if you rent a a 4x4 car .
Written 15 November 2020
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Pilaricatoro
New York City, NY9 contributions
Beautiful and pristine!
Sep 2020
Gorgeous beach! The water is mostly for surfing, but during low tide you can enjoy the warm water. No garbage which makes it simply an incredible beach! Dogs are welcome!!
Written 3 October 2020
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JamesFFC
Maidenhead, UK650 contributions
Beautiful beach - not family friendly.
Sep 2020
It feels a bit weird giving a very beautiful beach a very low rating, but here is my reason...

There is very limited shade on the beach. Most of the trees are very short at the back of the beach (more like shrubbery), meaning that you really need to bring your own protection if you don't want to look like a lobster by 11am. An umbrella rental service would make good money on Playa Guiones.

Despite that, this is an uncrowded beach. The river estuary on one side of the beach (section further away from Playa Pelada) is beautiful and has some good opportunities for bird watching. The sea is a bit too rough to swim in for children but would be fine for more experienced swimmers.
Written 26 September 2020
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lazytravel
San Jose, Costa Rica310 contributions
Surf
Aug 2020 • Family
Great long stretch of beach with a green lush forest as background. The beach is ideal for surfing and relaxing.
Written 20 August 2020
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pskjoth
Hvidovre, Denmark12 contributions
Wonderful beach
Mar 2020 • Couples
We have been visiting the Beach and it is fantastic; however ir is not a swimming beach but for sports
Written 1 April 2020
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Michelle T
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
love this beach
Jan 2020
we went here two days in a row because it was so beautiful and chill. Loved the tide pools and swimming with dogs!
Written 20 March 2020
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Dwise100
Hattiesburg, MS717 contributions
Beautiful place
Mar 2020 • Couples
I almost hate to see places like this discovered. Prices are rising and boutique hotels abound. Lots of yoga and surfing. Come visit while you can still afford to.
Written 17 March 2020
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