Costa Rica Expat City Guide

Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara, Costa Rica – an area with few paved roads – is one of the oldest expat communities in the country, as well as a thriving fishing and agricultural area. The family-friendly community is deeply committed to the land and sea, with a strong focus on ecotourism, sustainability, and recycling. Along with neighbors Santa Teresa and Sámara, Nosara is a world-renowned surfing destination, thanks in large part to Playa Guiones, which has some of the most consistent waves in the world and over 330 rideable days per year. It’s also a mecca for yoga in Costa Rica, with several renowned yoga schools calling the area home. One notable feature of Nosara is the lack of development directly on the beach, due to much of it being part of the Ostional Wildlife Refuge. It’s worth noting that the Nosara Peninsula is one of the world’s Blue Zones, where life expectancy is at its highest, making it a unique and fascinating place to visit.

Nosara Location

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Nosara Climate

Climate Type: Tropical

Nosara’s daily temperatures range from 31 °C (87 °F) in October to 35 °C (95 °F) in April. Evening temperature range from 20 °C (68 °F) in January to 22 °C (71 °F) in April.

Nosara Weather

Nosara, CR
10:50 am
weather icon 31°C | °F
L: 31° H: 31°
clear sky
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:27 am
Sunset: 5:53 pm

At a Glance

Population: 6,873 (2020 data)

Popular Expat Neighborhoods: Playa Nosara, Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, Playa Garza, Playa Ostional, Esparanza de Nosara 

Largest Regional City: Nosara (Liberia if talking all Guanacaste)

Vibe: beach, ocean, tourist, blue zone, adventure-seeking, meditative

Distance to Nearest International Airport: Liberia International Airport – 113 kilometers (70.25 miles) – approx. 2.5 hours without heavy traffic


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