Day Trips

Samara

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45min south of Nosara

(don't take the river shortcut in rainy season)

Beach town with shops and restaurants right on the beach.  You can do more water sports here as the water is more calm.  You can also play beach volleyball.

Carillo

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1h15m south of Nosara

20 min past Samara

Picture-perfect palm tree lined beach! Fun to boogie board or just swim, no surf.

Street vendors, water sports like banana boat rides.

Best to bring your own food and chill here all day!

Ostional

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30 min north of Nosara

(check with locals about driving through rivers in rainy season before you go)

This is where the leather back turtles come to lay their eggs and baby turtles hatch.  You have to take a tour if the turtles are there! If not, there is great surf and nice local vibe.

San Juanillo

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45 min north of Nosara

(check with locals about driving through rivers in rainy season before you go)

Our favorite spot to spend the day! You can snorkle here, bring your own gear.  Water shoes are good. Can take local boat tours from here.  Nice local restaurant right on the beach.