Way More Than Just A Surf Trip
Costa Rica Architecture At Its Best
Modern Comfortable Rooms
Outdoor Terrace Living Spaces
Signature Iguana Pool
Just Steps to the Surf
Hand Crafted Finishes and Furnishings
24 Hour Reception and Front Desk
Surfboard Lockers for Each Room
Full Service Spa
On Site Restaurant and Bar
Welcome to the Gilded Iguana

THE ORIGINAL COSTA RICA SURFING HOTEL

DESIGNED BY SURFERS, FOR SURFERS

The Gilded Iguana is the original surfer spot in Nosara since 1988. Surfers, yoga lovers, and adventure travelers seeking the best in Costa Rica hotels come for direct access to the region’s most famous beach, Playa Guiones, and stay to experience the most consistent surf breaks in the world, a relaxing yoga retreat, and adventurous mountain biking.

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Get Iguana Gear

Get Iguana gear upon check-in, hats available at the front desk and clothing in the Iguana Shop.

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BALANCE THINGS OUT AT THE GILDED IGUANA

In Nosara, a remote jungle enclave on the Nicoya peninsula, you won’t find high-rise condos, fast-food restaurants, or beach bars. A stay at The Gilded Iguana offers balance to the busy lives of all who come to unwind in natural surroundings. From sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year, surfers of all experience levels ride the dependable waves, spread out across expansive Playa Guiones.

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NOSARA HOTEL ROOMS

WHERE RUGGED LUXURY MEETS AUTHENTICITY

The Gilded Iguana has room for you and your surfboard. Upon check-in you receive two keys: one to your room and another to your surf locker. Designed by acclaimed architect Benjamin Saxe and San Jose-based interior design firm Sofa Ineriorismo, all rooms feature artisan craftsmanship, indoor and outdoor showers, and outdoor living space, giving you every opportunity to connect with the wildlife refuge that surrounds. Free Wi-Fi is a given.

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PICK THE ROOM THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

Surf Rooms From $125
Premium Rooms From $185
Premium Plus Rooms From $205
Surfer Suite From $225

The Iguana is the heart of the town!

T.E. - Jacksonville, FL

I love The Gilded Iguana.

Nico Tournant - St. Petersburg, FL

Featured Events

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Weekly Music Night

Join us every Tuesday night from 6-10pm for live music, a tradition at The Gilded Iguana since 1988. Enjoy dinner and cocktails at our live music venue, the first in Nosara, while comparing waves and swell reports with your friends.

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WHAT'S NEARBY

THE BEACH BREAK IS GREAT, BUT THERE'S MORE TO NOSARA BEYOND THE SWELL

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