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Harmony Hotel

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 its eco-chic simplicity and friendly atmosphere

  • Set a short distance back from the sandy beach, just outside town

Sailing & surfing, Beach, Eco/ethical tourism, Family

Insider's View

Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys before heading out to Playa Guiones to catch a wave before breakfast

Sarah Lowe

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Harmony Hotel

Description

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 24 rooms and 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.

Accommodation

Ten Cocos rooms of 23 sq m surround the swimming pool and are nearest to the restaurant and front desk, and come 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. There are also 13 bungalows in the gardens, around 55 sq m each in size, and a two-bedroom suite of around 110 sq m.

Childcare

Children are welcomed at the Harmony Hotel. There are no formal children's facilities although babysitting can be arranged on request. There is one double bungalow with adjoining rooms and a two-bedroom suite with two king size beds and additional sofa beds, which are ideal accommodation for families. 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.

Facilities

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.

Activities

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 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, relief 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.

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