Plan a Costa Rican Adventure

Discover Our Surf School, Mountain Biking Center & More

Paddle out at The Gilded Iguana, the original Costa Rica surfing hotel, with lessons from our full-service surf school. Surfers of all ages and experience levels will enjoy the consistent break off Playa Guiones, the region’s most famous surfing beach. From the beginners to the pros, our retail surf shop everything from surfboards down to all the essentials. When you’re ready to hit the waves, the beach is just 200 meters from the hotel.

Find everything you need to plan your Costa Rica adventure right here. Get your adrenaline pumping at our mountain biking center. Located where the mountains meet the sea, The Gilded Iguana is surrounded by a fun and unique riding terrain. If you’re looking to achieve balance in your busy life, relax into deep renewal with our wellness offering, from yoga and fitness classes to simply laying out at our outdoor pools.

Whether you're traveling alone or with the family, experience Nosara's best adventures steps away from the hotel. From sea turtle watching to a yoga retreat, you can find various one-of-a-kind experiences at The Gilded Iguana. Reserve your experience when you book exclusively on our website. To arrange a customized tour, please contact directly our staff at the front desk or in advanced via frontdesk@thegildediguana.com or call one of our staff members directly at +506-2215-6950

Playa Guiones. Playa Guiones is a 5km stretch of paradise in Nosara. Home to many of Nosara’s hotels and restaurants, including The Gilded Iguana, Playa Guiones offers one of the most consistent beach breaks in the world, just 200 meters from the hotel.


Playa Ostional. Head here for the Ostional Wildlife Refuge. Created in 1984, the site is where hundreds and sometimes thousands of sea turtles come to dig their eggs into the black, volcanic sand during the rainy season before the new moon.


Tortugas. Ostional beach is a well known place as a wildlife sanctuary where many travelers may find out more about this beautiful turtles and how they lay their eggs, then hatches and may come back someday to lay their own eggs.Includes transport, local bilingual guide and fruits.


506 Tennis Center. Hit the courts at 506 Tennis Center. There are five full-size courts, including Red Clay and Deco Turf hard courts.


Gold Cart Rental


Airport Transfer


Terms and Conditions: Tours and transfers must be cancelled 24 hrs before departure date, otherwise penalties will apply according to each operator (50% to 100%)
Private Transfers rates are from 1 up to 5 people, extra charges applied for extra passengers.


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