Even though it was named one of the 45 places you must visit in 2012 by the New York Times, Nosara will feel undiscovered when you arrive. Sitting on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, this tiny surf and yoga town is the kind of place you’ll want to keep a secret. While there’s internet service and access to television, chances are you’ll willingly shut down while you’re there.
Where To Stay
The Harmony Hotel is a fitting name for this eco-friendly, beach retreat. With only 24 bungalows, you’ll be best friends with everyone there by the time you leave. Tip: Try the banana, cacao and date smoothie at the smoothie bar—you’ll thank us later.
Where To Get Your “Om” On
The Nosara Yoga Institute is known as one of the best training institutes in the world, and offers classes to the public every day. Tip: Don’t be frightened by the talkative, wild monkies surrounding the institute. They’re harmless.
Where To Surf
For beginners, sign up for Corky Carroll’s family owned surf school. With two lessons a day and happy hour everyday at 5, we can’t think of a better way to learn to surf. For the more advanced, grab your boards around 4pm and venture out to Ostional for one of the most beautiful sets you’ve ever had.
Where To Eat
Take a walk along the beach at sunset until you hit La Luna. With big lanterns, beach beds, and great wine, you’ll want to eat here every night you’re in town.