Discover a selection of 492 vacation rentals in Nosara, CR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Nosara. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find your Om in Costa Rica's organic surfing paradise

Tucked among the jungles of Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, the Nosara district is a mecca for surfers and yogis from around the globe. Made up of 5 separate beach towns, vacationers come to disconnect from the stress of everyday life at the chic yoga studios, organic cafes, and laid-back bars. Rivers cutting through tropical mangroves lead to pristine ocean waters and some of the best surfing beaches in the world, not to mention some killer sunsets. A Nosara vacation rental is also a perfect home base for getting up close and personal with some fascinating Costa Rican wildlife.

Things to do

Talk to the animals in the heart of the jungle

At a Nosara vacation rental, you can learn how to hang ten from the best teachers at the world-renowned Safari Surf School. The main draw inland is undoubtedly the animals. Head to Nosara Wildlife Rescue to see the capuchin and howler monkeys swinging through the trees. Be sure to stop by the SIBU Sanctuary, dedicated to rescuing orphaned, injured, and displaced wild animals. The Ostional Wildlife Refuge is best known for its Olive Ridley sea turtle population, where you can watch thousands of them come ashore to lay their eggs, or watch all the babies return to the ocean when they hatch.

Activities

Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun and games

Surfing rules the beaches and yoga rules the towns in laid-back Nosara. Named by National Geographic as some of the best surf towns in the world, you can't go wrong. Yoga retreats are in full effect (or just take a class if you're not ready to commit). The outdoor activities on tap are endless -- kayaking, swimming, paddleboarding, fishing, snorkeling, and boat cruises, just to name a few. There are even new hybrids like yoga paddleboarding if you're ambitious. Head into the jungle for some adrenaline-pumping canopy tours. There's even some quality celebrity spotting at the bars in town.

Weather

Bask in the warmth of the endless Costa Rican summer

Pack the bikinis and leave the winter coats behind -- with an average annual temperature around 90s degrees, there's no need to bundle up. Here, the distinction isn't between winter and summer, but rather rainy and dry. May to November is the wet season, when the jungles turn a vibrant green and the wildlife comes alive (don't worry, the mornings are still usually dry for some quality beach time). It's also "cooler" in these months, with temps in the mid-80s. Nosara vacation rentals are in peak demand during the dry season of November to April, when temps rise to the mid-90s.

Natural features

A little monkey business never hurt anyone

You'll feel like you've stepped into a different world when you arrive in Nosara, where the landscape is anything but ordinary. The clear waters off the beaches are the cleanest in the whole country. Sandy beach stretches (some dark and volcanic, others white), butt up against estuaries that wind their way through verdant mangroves from the thick jungles beyond. There's no shortage of fascinating animals in these delicate ecosystems. Monkeys, armadillos, crocodiles, anteaters, sea turtles, crabs -- they've got it all. The surf-worthy ocean waves make the perfect backdrop for excellent sunsets and stargazing all year long.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Nosara

Fly into Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR), the closest airport, located 43.5 mi (70 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Nosara (NOB), which is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Nosara?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Nosara that's perfect for you. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like a kitchen and a blender at "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3". Located around 25 miles from Nosara, this leading option has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another excellent choice is "Your Own Private Paradise With Full", which is around 15 miles from Nosara. With 4 bedrooms, a free nearby fitness center and WiFi, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Nosara vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Nosara?

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then pack your carry-on bag. If you're ready for some relaxation and fun, these rentals in and around Nosara promise the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Located 25 miles to the northwest of the center of Nosara, "Just For Two, " Romantic, Luxury" is popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers. Keep busy by exploring nearby outdoor attractions, including Pitahaya Beach and Flamingo Beach. Then, take the opportunity to try basketball or windsurfing.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at "Breathtakingly Gorgeous Oceanfront Penthouse". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or head out for some fishing and golf. When you're ready to discover some nearby attractions, organize a visit to Playa Prieta and Barra Honda National Park. This terrific vacation rental is around 25 miles northwest of Nosara.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Nosara?

Studio apartments are a hard act to follow when it comes to location, convenience and affordability. Check out these studio apartments for rent in or near Nosara and enjoy a taste of the local culture:

  • Explore the world around you and then sleep soundly at "Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance To The Beach". This vacation rental is a wonderful base for sightseeing and features amenities including beach towels and internet services.
  • Another tempting choice is "Nosara Sunrise Bed And Breakfast". Make the most of off-street parking options, nearby birdwatching activities and other conveniences during your vacation.

There are lots of sights around Nosara to put on your must-do list. Satisfy the culture lover in you with a visit to Hidden Garden Art Gallery and Galeria 1824 Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Nosara?

From funky studio apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are some of our popular picks in and around Nosara:

  • If you can only spare a couple of nights, "Breathtakingly Gorgeous Oceanfront Penthouse" has you covered. It's not too far from the center of Nosara, so you'll be near lots of attractions.
  • "Harry's, El Escondite ~ Free Surfboards And Bikes" is also ideally located. Put your feet up here and find out why guests rate this property as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Nosara?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your boo. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Nosara that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled nights at "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3". Around 25 miles from Nosara, it comes with lots of nice touches, like beauty services and massage services.
  • "Your Own Private Paradise With Full" is another wonderful option that's guaranteed to impress. It's about 15 miles from Nosara and comes with beauty services and shopping facilities.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Nosara?

Nothing screams "Best. Vacation. Evvv-er." like staying in a mansion. Indulge your nearest and dearest with a memorable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in or near Nosara:

  • Around 25 miles to the northwest of Nosara is "Mind - Blowing Eco - Friendly Beachfront Mansion Breakfast Prep Included". Along with its magnificent design, you'll also love its first-class amenities, such as golf and a beach view.
  • Another great option is "Amazing Mansion Near The Beach". Around 25 miles to the northwest of Nosara, this opulent vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of homes and comes with massage services, concierge services and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Nosara?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your entire crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Nosara and get your favorite people together under the same roof:

  • There's plenty of room to move at "Luxury By The Beach - Great For Families Or Multiple Couples". Around 12 miles southeast of Nosara, this generous property has 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests. Top amenities include a beach view and a garden.
  • Nothing is more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Spectacular 270 Degree Views - Ocean And Mountain" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 1 mile to the south of Nosara, as many as 13 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A garden and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Nosara?

Nothing screams good times like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable swan and check out these rental houses in or near Nosara that come with this vacation necessity:

  • Welcome to "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3", where your main priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities such as daily housekeeping services and on-site watersports help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • "Playa Avellanas Tree House - Short Walk To The Beach - Ac" is the type of place you go to get away from the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its pool. A kitchen island and childrens activities are also on hand to make your stay a memorable one.

Nosara has a tropical savanna climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 75 ºF and 85 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Nosara vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Nosara?

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is up in the hills or by the ocean, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with those closest to you. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Nosara and bring along the whole gang:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3", which has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This escape is around 25 miles to the northwest of Nosara and comes with amenities such as a dining table and a DVD player.
  • "Your Own Private Paradise With Full" also has the space you need to connect with the ones you love. This rental is around 15 miles to the southeast of Nosara, and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. A stereo and nearby whale-watching activities will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

If you want to see some family-friendly attractions in the area, you have plenty of choice. Africa Mia, Africa Mían and Canopy Vista Tamarindo offer fun for both adults and kids.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Nosara?

Take a break with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Nosara and get set to build some unforgettable new memories together. Check out these favorites:

  • "Rita And Sonny Tropical 'surf' Cabina" - Enjoy precious time with your crew at this getaway, which is around 19 miles northwest of central Nosara. Snowsport activities and skiing facilities are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Beach Walk Casita, 2 Bedroom: Direct Beach Access" - This vacation rental has also been designed with families in mind and is around 25 miles northwest of Nosara. Offering a barbecue grill, coffee and tea making facilities and more, it'll get everyone's seal of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Nosara vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.