Nosara consists of three of the best beaches in Nicoya.
Playa Nosara extends north from Punta Nosara and the river estuary to Ostional.
Tiny Playa Pelada is tucked in a cove south of Punta Nosara, and has a blowhole at the south and a bat cave at the north end.
Playa Guiones, separated from Playa Pelada by Punta Pelada, is a straight, 5km-long expanse of white sand popular with surfers. Swimmers need to beware of strong riptides.
The sleepy village of Bocas de Nosara is 5km inland from the coast, 5km south of Ostional, on the banks of the Río Nosara.