Safari Surf School

About us

Our location in Nosara is an extremely special place as it blends the cool vibe of a sleepy “surf town” with the wellness and focus of a world class yoga destination. It’s a pretty amazing synergy of people in and out of the water!

Playa Guiones is nestled in the quiet, quaint town of Nosara in the Guanacaste Province on the Pacific side of the country of Costa Rica. Unlike the crowded beaches of places like Tamarindo, Jaco, or Dominical, in Nosara you won’t be trampled by hordes of tourists!

There are no street lights or paved roads and we still have monkeys cruising in the trees, but there are just the right amount of amenities in town to ensure you have a relaxing vacation. It’s a surfer’s paradise!

"One of my best friends has been telling me for years that I should check out Safari Surf School. I finally decided to follow her advice...and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am sure that groups or families will have a great time, but as a solo traveler I could not have asked for a better experience." ~T Hensel

Venue Highlights

Olas Verdes Hotel. Opened in Nov. 2015, this L.E.E.D. certified facility is home to Safari Surf School. Offering expansive rooms, a beautiful pool, Howler monkeys in the trees overhead and native floral surroundings. All 17 rooms, some of which can be combined to create 2, 3 and 4 bedroom suites look out onto the pool or, out to the neighboring refuge. Just a short private path through the refuge brings you to the sand! Come live the "Pura Vida" life at Olas Verdes hotel.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Bicycles For Rent

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Guests have the option to choose between the following custom homes:

Nacho Casa is the ideal home rental for those looking to be close to the beach and close to the town! This 1500 sq. ft. (4) Bedroom / (3.5) bathroom home (sleeps 10 guests), is nestled right next to Safari Surf School’s base of operations at Olas Verdes Hotel and the sands of Playa Guiones. A premier location…this property has 2 rooms with a bunk bed / trundle bed combo so if you are a large family or two families with kids, this is an ideal set up!

This gorgeous, spacious 4000 sq. ft. (4) bedroom / (4.5) bath; two-story beach house (sleeps up to 12 guests), is literally on top of the Nosara Wildlife Refuge. With your private path to the sands of Playa Guiones Beach, this is the perfect Costa Rica vacation home where the jungle meets the beach! This home is perfect for large families or small business groups as it is located right next to Safari Surf School’s office and program as well as other great restaurants and shops!

Safari Surf is a proud partner with Casa De Alces whom offer the most ideal home rental in all of Nosara. This property is perfect for large corporate groups, yoga retreats, multiple families, or for the persons looking to pamper themselves on vacation. This magnificent home is nestled in the jungle literally a stones throw away from Olas Verdes Hotel and the home of Safari Surf School operations. Olas Verdes Hotel is an excellent place to house overflow guests who either prefer a luxurious hotel setting or with groups larger than the house can sustain.

Nestled of the main path to the beach, nestled off of the main path to the beach, Casa De Olas # 1 & Casa De Olas # 2 homes are a hidden jewels. With your own private path to the beach and a 5 - 10 min. walk from everything in town...Casa De Olas rental homes are by far two of the preeminent home rentals in Nosara. This property features 2 homes and a 1 BR Casita. Large enough to hold 3 or 4 families, a corporate or yoga retreat, or just one looking for luxury and some room to breath!

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