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COSTA RICA GETAWAY
If you are in Costa Rica during these challenges time, treat yourself to an escape and take advantage of the amazing weather, delicious and healthy food, Surf Lessons, Mountain Bike Tours, Spa and more!
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. Our hotel and experiences are designed for the entire family.Read More
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.
NOSARA BEACH 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.Read More
PICK THE ROOM THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
"Solo cosas buenas puede decir de mi estancia en su hotel. Tience todo lo que uno espera cuando sale a vacacionar: limpieza, seguridad, buena comida, el personal muy amable y en esta epoca de pandemia muy bien con el protocolo de segurida 100% recomendable."
The Iguana is the heart of the town!
T.E. - Jacksonville, FL
I love The Gilded Iguana.