Situated a stone’s throw from a pristine surf break with consistent year-round waves on Playa Guiones, the Harmony is ideal for a surfing adventure. But it is much more than that. It is a place for community and ideas—an ideal space for contemplation and deep relaxation.
Designed as a place of restoration, nurturing and peace, the Healing Centre offers a Menu of Treatments inspired by Costa Rica’s natural bounty and beauty.
The Centre is operated by experienced therapists who are expert at soothing tired travelers and sore surfers.
The Harmony is situated a two-minute walk down a jungle path to Playa Guiones where you’ll find consistent year-round waves. Warm air and offshore breezes make for great conditions at this sandy beach break with tasty lefts and rights. Swells vary from waist high to double overhead.
With a long, shallow bottom at low tide, it’s a great place for beginners to learn, while seasoned surfers get their ya-yas out on the outside.
No wonder National Geographic named Nosara one of the world’s top twenty surf towns. Surfers of all levels won’t want to miss the glassy late afternoon waves when the sky explodes with color as the sun dips.
The Harmony’s restaurant showcases the bounty of the Nosara area. We are located in a region full of farms, fisherman and fruit trees. Lucky us. Lucky you.
We use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible and work with producers who share their sustainable values. They also source some of their produce from their very own nearby farm.
These ten rooms surround the swimming pool and are nearest to restaurant and front desk and each 240 square foot room has a large private patio with outdoor sunflower shower, hammock and seating area
Thirteen one-bedroom bungalows are situated throughout the property’s gardens. Each bungalow has a large private deck with outdoor sunflower shower, hammock and seating area
Two-bedroom suite (700 square feet) with a large, light-filled bathroom with shower and tub. Sofas in each of the two bedroom may be used as twin beds. A wide wooden deck with a privacy wall wraps around the two-bedroom suite and features an outdoor sunflower shower, hammock and seating area
There’s a rich, beautiful world to discover right outside the Harmony’s doorstep. Whether you are interested in hiking or horseback riding the Guanacaste region will not disappoint. Our front desk team can help arrange any excursions or tours that you would like to explore, and will offer the most up to date information on pricing, timing, and other details.
Ostional Sea Turtle Excursion
During peak nesting times between September and November, hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come to shore to lay their eggs at nearby Ostional. These mass arrivals, or arribadas, usually occur a few days before the new moon, and are best viewed at night.
The beach is approximately 30 minutes north, and we can arrange a tour that includes transportation and the required local guide.
Take a peaceful sunset horseback ride along Playa Guiones, led by an experienced local guide.
Explore nearby beaches
While we’re known as one of the world’s best surfing beaches, the ocean at Guiones beach is great for swimming. The nearby beaches of Garza and Pelada are also easy to get to options for enjoying the sea, and there are many other unique and beautiful beaches within driving distance.
Note that there are no lifeguards on local beaches, and there can be rip currents, so normal precautions are necessary.
Reconnect to nature
Go hiking along the Nosara trail system, explore the Lagarta Lodge Nature Reserve, or head out with our friends at Experience Nosara on a birding or waterfall hike adventure. Explore what members of our community are doing to help protect local wildlife at SIBU Sanctuary.
Get your adrenaline going
Scale a freestanding rock climbing tower at Climb Nosara, fly through the forest on a Zipline Canopy Tour, or explore our natural surroundings up close and personal on a guided ATV tour or mountain bike adventure.
Experience Nosara offers a variety of kayak and stand-up paddle experiences for all levels. Prefer being underwater? Head to the nearby beach of San Juanillo, which is great for snorkeling.
Learn something new
Visit a sustainable coffee farm in the mountains of nearby Hojancha, or tour the plant nursery of local organization Barriguiones and volunteer to plant a tree to help them bring the forest back to the beach. Get to know our community by visiting a local school, or brush up on your Spanish skills at the local language institute.
If you prefer to stay put at the Harmony, we offer a tour of our beautiful native plant gardens. Gain a deeper understanding of various plant species and how important they are to the rich biodiversity of our local ecosystem.
You’ll also learn about the systems we use to convert waste from the hotel into nourishment for the gardens.