Hostels in Nosara, Costa Rica

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Get to know Nosara (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Nosara. To help you make friends with Nosara before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Although there is an official town called Nosara, Costa Rica, usually the name Nosara refers to the middle region of the Nicoya Peninsula along the western side. It encompasses the beach towns as well as a ten-mile area inland to the town of Nosara. Your Nosara, Costa Rica hostel is a great place to base yourself to make the most of your visit to this area.

Each beach’s surf is unique. One beach has a rough surf like Playa Nosara, while another is perfectly calm like Playa Samara. Playa Piedra Colorada is a great beach for swimming and has little pools or pockets of hot water to use as natural jacuzzis. Rivers of fresh water flow out to the sea along many of these beaches.

Playa Guiones is another beach in the Nosara district on the Nicoya Peninsula. Here you can take a sunset walk along the coastline. It stretches for three kilometers, with Playa Pelada to the north and Playa Garza to the south. It is a top surf town as well as a family town. Playa Pelada consists of few small streets that connect to the main road, which in turn connects to all of the towns in Nosara. Playa Samara is a big family town with lots of artwork, murals, and statues displayed.

Playa Nosara is north of the Nosara village. The Nosara villagers there volunteer to harvest the turtle eggs that have been dug up by turtles in their attempt to bury their own eggs on this Playa Ostional nesting site. Olive Ridley mother turtles have chosen this one and only relatively small beach site to lay their turtle eggs. As a group, just about all of these turtles come to Playa Ostional within a small window of time to deposit their eggs. This phenomenon is called "the arribada." Scientists do not know why they select only Playa Ostional to lay their eggs and refuse to use any other nearby beaches. The crowds of turtles depositing eggs on only a small area creates problems with recently laid eggs being dug up as mother turtles choose a spot for their own eggs to rest in places that have been used by other earlier mothers. This special beach is policed and protected by Nosara villagers.

Nearby is a canopy tour called Miss Sky Canopy that is eleven kilometers long. It is the longest in the world and is one of the safest. There is a waterfall stop for a cool swim. There are twenty-one runs double lined to let you enjoy wildlife and waterfalls.

Roads in Nosara may have unexpected cattle walking along them. Roads are also riddled with potholes, making driving dangerous. Often, the infrastructure is compromised in this region when bridges go out due to regular torrential rains during the rainy season.

Nosara is remote and very dry from December to April. Many animals die due to the annual hazards of the climatic drought. Lack of enough adequate water causes problems with both man and animal testing everyone's survival abilities. This makes the Nosara region attractive as a place to live away from the world's comforts without depending on the unessential stuff.

Written by local enthusiast for Nosara hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Nosara hostels dittoboy

FAQ about Nosara Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Nosara. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Nosara. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Nosara costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Nosara with private rooms costs on average $222.
Hostelz.com shows all 4 Hostels in Nosara. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Selina Nosara is the best hostel in Nosara for couples.
Hostel Nicoa is the best hostel in Nosara for families.
Selina Nosara is the best hostel in Nosara for groups.
Selina Nosara is the best rated hostel in Nosara for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 4 hostels in Nosara, Costa Rica. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Nosara such as
  • 2 hotels
  • 1 apartment

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Nosara.

Selina Nosara is the best rated hostel for partying in Nosara.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Nosara

Your Packing List for Nosara

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Nosara and Costa Rica.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Nosara Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Nosara, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$222 Average private room price
$21 Cheapest hostel in Nosara
Hostel Nicoa is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Nosara
Selina Nosara is the best rated
6.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Nosara Beach (4 Km / 2 mi.)
Sámara (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Marbella (17 Km / 10 mi.)
Platanillo (20 Km / 12 mi.)
Playa Negra (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Playa Avellanas (35 Km / 21 mi.)
Rincón (39 Km / 24 mi.)

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