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Location: between Garza and Pelada beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
GPS Coordinates: 9.945994, -85.671189 (9°56’45.58″N, 85°40’16.28″W)
Canton: Nicoya, district: Nosara.
Zone postal code: 50206.
Guiones Beach Costa Rica: among the best surfing destinations along the Guanacaste coastline, being home to the best surf in Nosara, with some of the most consistent year-round waves in the world.
Guiones beach is not only very popular with surfers, but also has some wonderful snorkeling opportunities. Backed by a lush jungle, the first couple of hundred meters of this beach are part of the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, while the beach area itself has received a Blue Flag of Ecology for being among the most clean, pristine and ecologically well-maintained beaches in the world. Also, Guiones is home to most of Nosara’s hotels, restaurants and businesses.
Getting to Guiones beach in Guanacaste:
From San José drive north to Puntarenas and then follow the highway towards Liberia until you reach Limonal. Turn left at Tres Hermanas Restaurant to La Amistad bridge until you get to Nicoya. Once you reach Nicoya, continue your drive taking the road to Samara passing through Hojancha. Upon arrival to Samara turn left to Nosara for about 24 km (15 miles), passing through Barco Quebrado and Garza until you reach Guiones beach. This route requires approximately a total of five hours from San Jose.
From Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), drive south to Nicoya and from there to Samara passing through Hojancha. Upon arrival to Samara turn left towards Nosara for about 24 km (15 miles) passing through Barco Quebrado and Garza until you reach Guiones beach.
Take the local bus San José – Nosara, which takes about 5 to 6 hours (Empresa Alfaro, 2222-2666 / 2682-0297). From here you can rent a car and drive or take a taxi to Guiones a beach, which takes about 10 minutes. We recommend buying the ticket a day earlier to be sure your seat is saved.
You can also take a bus San Jose – Nicoya, which takes 5 to 6 hours (Terminal Alfaro, 2685-5032), and then take another bus from Nicoya to Nosara – Garza – Guiones, which takes about 2.5 hours (Empresa Rojas, 2686-9089).
You can also take a flight from the Juan Santamaria Airport to the Nosara airport, either Sansa or Nature Air airlines have flights every day. From here you can rent a car and drive or take a taxi to Guiones beach, which takes about 10 minutes.