The center of Nosara is located a few kilometers away from the beach. Many restaurants, bars and hotels buy their goods in Nosara.
Most of the houses that are in hidden in the green vegetation are not typical of Costa Rica. They were constructed manly for people from the USA, Canada and Europe. In Nosara one can find bars, restaurants, hotels, language schools, a post office and an airstrip. For emergencies there are some doctors in town.
On the weekend there are several places to go and dance in Nosara.
Birdwatchers should take a trip on the river Nosara with a kayak, a natural paradise.
There is a wide selection of activities for travelers that are looking for more action. Canoeing, kayaking, sportfishing and snorkel tours can all be arranged from town. Equestrians can make trips to the waterfalls or to the beach on horseback.
Even at night it's possible to venture out on a horseback tour on the beach in the moonlight. In Costa Rica it is usually dark by 6 PM.
The sandy beach at Nosara offers good surfing conditions at the beachbreaks. In the south the beach borders a river mouth.
The best waves are usually right at the river mouth. Here the waves normally break to the left. To reach this spot one only has to follow the signs that say Boca Nosara and cross the river.