Nosara, Costa Rica
A low-key beach, yoga and surf resort near Nosara, Harmony Hotel is located one of the most pristine beach spots in Costa Rica and great for surfing. Harmony Hotel is also a superb base for bird watching, hiking and kayaking in the Nosara Nature Reserve.
At a Glance
World class surf around Guiones - all abilities catered for
Yoga, meditation and surfing classes are all offered
Fresh organic food is grown in Harmony's very own garden
Committed to sustainable tourism in Costa Rica. Its charm is the eco-chic simplicity and friendly atmosphere.
Set a short distance back from the sandy beach, just outside town
Enjoy surfing with complimentary surf boards and beach front yoga
Vegan, vegetarian and other healthy lifestyle foods are provided
Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys before heading out to Playa Guiones to catch a wave before breakfastSarah Lowe
Make the most of this relaxation paradise with an early morning yoga class in the Harmony Hotel Healing Center.Alexa Steele
The breakfast at Harmony is not to be missed! It will set you up perfectly for a full day of exploring or surfing!Alexa Steele
Nestled near the sleepy town of Nosara on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, Harmony Hotel carefully combines sustainable living with all the creature comforts of a home. The owners have given a lot of thought to protecting the environment and actively supports the local community.
Just off Guiones Beach, Harmony Hotel’s 10 rooms and 14 bungalows have been designed with simplicity in mind, mirroring the beautiful surrounding landscape. There is a lovely pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens and a laid back restaurant serving cuisine inspired by local flavors in a wonderfully rustic setting.
A stone's throw from the hotel is some of the best surf in Costa Rica and the hotel can assist with organising surf rental and lessons. Other activities on offer at the hotel and in the surrounding area include yoga, nature hikes, bird watching, kayaking and horse riding on the beach and through the Nosara Nature Reserve, home to a huge variety of flora and fauna.
Based on the era of low key glamour and escape, each room is decorated in a simple and contemporary style. The Cocos rooms are located around the swimming pool area and each have their own private terrace. The Bungalows are dotted around the gardens with more spacious living room and terrace area.
The ten Cocos rooms of 23 sq m surround the swimming pool and are nearest to the restaurant and front desk. Each comes with a large private patio with outdoor shower, hammock and seating area, A/C and ceiling fans, refrigerator and mini bar, coffee maker and complimentary local coffee and Wi Fi access.
The 14 bungalows are located around the gardens, thirteen are 55 sq m in size, and also a two-bedroom suite of around 110 sq m. Each bungalow has a large private deck with outdoor shower, hammock, seating area, a/c, fan, coffee maker and Wi-Fi access.
Children are welcomed at the Harmony Hotel. There are no formal children's facilities although babysitting can be arranged on request. There are plenty of ideal accommodation options for families, with one double bungalow with adjoining rooms and a two-bedroom suite with two king size beds and additional sofa beds. Children (recommended 7 years and upwards) can join in many of the activities on offer although when swimming it is important to check which are the safest beaches.
Harmony Hotel has a lovely chlorine-free pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens, a rustic-style restaurant specializing in local and Asian cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood and tropical fruits and spices, a natural juice bar serving delicious juices and healthy snacks and a palapa bar with great cocktails. There is also a small store/bookshop.
There are a whole host of activities which guests at Harmony Hotel can choose from. The hotel's healing center offers massage services, yoga and meditation classes. There are many beaches in the area and the hotel can assist with arranging surf and boogie board rental and classes. The nearby Nosara Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of wildlife and is great for river kayaking, guided nature hikes, bird watching and horse riding.
Location & Directions
Nosara, Costa Rica
The Harmony Hotel is located in the small town of Nosara, on the Nicoya Peninsular in the north west of Costa Rica.
When to go
With a warm climate most of the year, the Nicoya Peninsula is known for its great weather. However, during the rainy season from April to November most of the roads can get quite impassable due to rivers washing them out. Mid November trade winds from the north-east arrive, marking the end of the rainy season. The following months these offshore winds, called Papagayo, relieve the heat and provide perfect surf conditions. Sunshine is guaranteed during the high-season months of January - April. During this long and pronounced dry season many trees and shrub drop their leaves which makes it easier to spot animals.
In May a mellow rainy season follows which the tourism industry has dubbed the Green Season.
It's the time of the year preferred by eco-tourists as nature is verdant green, sunsets multi-hued, and many hotels offer low season rates.