Sand and Waves

    Magical beaches on the Pacific

    There are four stunning beaches near the hotel: Playa Ostional, Playa Nosara, Playa Pelada and Playa Guiones. Playa Garza and Playa San Juanillo are two other fabulous beaches not too far away. Each beach has its own characteristics and special appeal.

    Surfers rate Playa Guiones as one of the world’s best surfing beaches.


    Playa Pelada

    Immerse yourself in the world of the Ticos

    The Playa Pelada is a ten to fifteen-minute walk from Lagarta Lodge. Here, on the white sand beaches, visitors will see the colorful boats of the local fishermen, and can immerse themselves in the world of the Ticos. To the north and south, the beach is bordered by impressive cliffs. And Pelada, with its charming restaurants, is close by.


    Playa Guiones

    Surfers’ paradise

    Playa Guiones is the southernmost beach in the region and an impressive seven kilometers long. Its location and geographical features cause the waves to swell to impressive peaks, making the beach one of the world’s best surfing beaches – and one of the most popular among surfers.


    Playa Nosara

    A pristine beauty

    Playa Nosara is located below our eco-lodge. It originates in the delta of the Rio Nosara and the Rio Montaña, where the two rivers flow into the ocean. The main characteristic of the beach is its dark sand. The mouth of the river can only be crossed at low tide and is a popular fishing spot for the local population. Pelicans are also frequent visitors to the beach.


    Playa Ostional

    The turtles’ beach

    Playa Ostional is one of the world’s most important nesting grounds for the olive ridley sea turtle. It is a spectacular natural show when – mainly from July to December – innumerable turtles come once a month to lay their eggs. The young hatch 45 days after the “arribada” and crawl toward the water – yet another unique sight.