Like all travelers, when you plan a vacation to an unfamiliar location, you want to have an idea of what to expect. TripAdvisor is a great resource for getting first-hand reports about a place from guests who have recently been there.
Guests to L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa at Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica, report positively on TripAdvisor and give good tips to make your Costa Rica vacation the best possible.
The vibrant beach area of Nosara is remotely located on the Nicoya Peninsula in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, encompassing the town of Nosara and the beaches of Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada and Playa Nosara.
Guests frequently comment about the long drive from the capital city of San Jose – about 4.5 to 5 hours. So the best way to get to Nosara is a 50-minute flight on the domestic airline Nature Air from the San Jose International Airport. From the Nosara airport it takes you only 10 minutes to get to L’acqua Viva Resort. If your international flights bring you to Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste, the drive to Nosara is approximately 2.5 hours.
Once you are in Nosara, guests recommend renting a car to get around. There are lots of fun beaches you’ll want to visit, and plenty of funky restaurants, juice bars, boutique shops, art galleries, yoga places, and surf and adventure tours in the easy-going surf and yoga town of Playa Guiones, Costa Rica. The hotels and town are set back from the beach according to the community’s conservation regulations. Having a rental car means you can go where you want, when you want. L’acqua Viva staff can help you easily arrange a rental car right in Playa Guiones with Toyota Rent-a-Car, Alamo Rent-a-Car, National Car Rental or Economy Car Rental. Be sure to get a 4x4.
Guests recommend the surfing. In fact, Playa Guiones is renowned for some of the best surfing in Costa Rica and was recommended as a best place to go in 2014. “Surfing here is the BEST ever! Perfect for everyone … the waves work for every level of surfer. It is never too crowded because the beach is so long,” wrote guests who stayed at L’acqua Viva Resort in March for Spring Break.
At L'acqua Viva Resort & Spa, guests recommend the Master Suites and Villas by the pool area for the most relaxing stay in peace and quiet. Guests rave about the staff at the Costa Rica luxury hotel. “The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and seem to really want to make your stay enjoyable … There were always staff around, cleaning the pools, sweeping the walkway, trimming the landscaping,” wrote one guest. “The personnel of the hotel were fantastic: would go out of their way to assist you at any time, extremely helpful and would always make you feel most welcome,” wrote another visitor.
As L'acqua Viva says: if you like the beach and surfing, love nature and like adventure, then this is your place.
Article by Shannon Farley