If you like the beach, this is your place. If you like surfing, this is your place. If you love nature, this is your place. If you like adventure, this is your place.
Welcome to L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa in Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica. We are a 4-star hotel by international standards and according to the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT). We also have a 3-Leaf certification by the Costa Rica Sustainable Tourism program. We are a community of nature lovers offering an enchanting setting with a striking combination of beach and mountains, a rare find.
On Playa Guiones, tourism development is governed by a legal provision that prevents buildings within 250 meters from the beach. That is why you will not find any hotel on or near the beach in this zone. In addition, the area includes the protected Nosara Biological Reserve, part of a sustainability effort that characterizes this community, which extends to connect with the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge.
For this reason, L'acqua Viva Resort & Spa, a tourism complex of 35 rooms, is located between the beach and the mountains, 1.2 km from Playa Guiones using the nearest access road. One of the features of this area is that almost all roads lead to the beach.
Playa Pelada is only 800 meters from the hotel, easily reachable for watching a marvelous sunset. Playa Nosara is five minutes away by car. A little further, yet still very close, are Playa Garza and Playa Ostional.
Our resort offers you spectacular views of our extensive gardens and our architecturally-pleasing structures. You can enjoy exotic plants and flowers, as well as observe beautiful birds, and occasionally even some other animals that live in the protected area around the hotel. All of this is just a few minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches of the north Pacific of Costa Rica.
The hotel is surrounded by an impressive tropical forest that belongs to the Nosara Civic Association; and it only takes 15 minutes to reach the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, which is one of the few privileged areas in Costa Rica where sea turtles lay their eggs. Turtles are found in Ostional year-round, but nesting periods are most common from July to December. This is an unforgettable experience for those who like nature.
Our reception is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day of the week, for the attention of all of your concerns.