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Harmony Hotel

Hotel in Playa Guiones, Costa Rica

Getting ready for a morning surf session
Getting ready for a morning surf sessionLearning to surf on Playa GuionesBeautiful beach accommodationsSurf board rentals availableSurf lesson on the beach - Playa GuionesYoga on the calm and serene patioLarge and luxurious pool at Harmony Hotel in NosaraOutdoor showers to rinse away the salt and sandSurfing the ever consistent beach break of Playa GuionesBeautiful unspoiled Costa Rica beachesSurfer heading out for early morning waves

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About this property

Laid Back Beach Hotel in the Jungle
Inspired by the old school tropical destinations of eras that appreciated low key glamour and total escape, the Harmony Hotel Nosara is the perfect setting for people to get in tune with their natural rhythm.

The graceful simplicity of earth tones and crisp whites creates rooms that are rooted in nature and beach life at the Harmony. All 24 accommodations reside on a path that meanders through a tropical garden overflowing with native vegetation. And the ears do not lie - that is the sound of waves. The path ends nearby at the warm, inviting Pacific Ocean on Playa Guiones, Nosara.  Book Now >

Daily Maid Service
King Size Bed
Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fans
Laptop-Sized Safe Box
Coffee Maker
WiFi Access

The Harmony is a stone's throw from the best break on Playa Guiones, home to the best surf in Nosara and for that matter, some of the most consistent year-round waves in the world.

Straight off the Harmony path is a beach break with lefts and rights. Warm air and offshore breezes make for great conditions. Swells vary from waist high to double overhead. This break works on all tides but shapes up best at mid-tide. Even though it's becoming a popular longboard spot, it is good for short boards and great for fun boards.

Heed the howler monkey wakeup call for a quiet, early morning session. The most popular time is sunset. No wonder. The waves get glassy late afternoon and the colors are mind expanding as the sun dips.

Other Nearby Surf Spots
Adventurers will have fun exploring other local surf spots: Playa Pelada for a reef break that's best with a north swell at incoming high tide, Playa Nosara for a great beach break with peaks and shallow rock reef lefts that get barrelling with a large south or southwest swell or Playa Ostional for a beach and reef break with rights and lefts that works on higher tides and south to southwest swells. In addition to these breaks, you will find Marbella, a little further north, and Camaronal, a little further south, both outstanding breaks.

The air water temperatures are warm year round in Guiones, so board shorts and warm water wax are the sum requirements other than a board.

Dry Season Conditions

(mid November to mid April)

- Generally 3ft to 8ft.
- North, northwest, south, southwest swells.
- Consistent weather and temperatures of 80 to 90 degrees during day and 75ish degrees at night.
- Sunrise - 10:00am/10:30am offshore wind, and then it will lay down for about an hour.
- 12:00pm - 3:00pm onshore wind that generally does not blow hard enough to cause white caps
- 4:00pm it glasses off.
- It's the tropics so weather can change fast.

Wet Season Conditions

(late April to early November)

- Less predictable weather, larger swells, significantly less surfers.
- May and June it may rain in the afternoons and at night.
- July can produce the Indian Summer and it may not rain at all.
- August can go pretty much like July.

Surf Board Rentals
The small planes that fly to the local cow field which serves as an air strip do not allow long boards, and getting a short board to Nosara doesn't guarantee space for it on your return flight. Surf rentals near the hotel abound and generally range from $15 - $25 per day for short and long. No need to reserve ahead.

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  • Pool
  • Luxury
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Yoga
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Washer/Dryer
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet


  • Spa
  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $180
Per Week $1,260
Per Month Call for Info


This property is located near Playa Guiones. Also called "Nosara", Playa Guiones is one of Costa Rica's most consistent breaks. This sandy bottom beach break seems to always have a peak to surf. The beachfront here is parkland so everything is set back a couple hundred meters from the sand. This makes Guiones a very peaceful and laid back getaway. Surfing is possible all along the beach, just find yourself a peak. You may find better shape on the North end of the beach. There is also a point that sometimes breaks there. Overall a forgiving wave and great for beginners. There are many surf schools in Nosara that use this area as their classroom.

Surf Type

  • Beach break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

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Property Images

Getting ready for a morning surf session

Learning to surf on Playa Guiones

Beautiful beach accommodations

Surf board rentals available

Surf lesson on the beach - Playa Guiones

Yoga on the calm and serene patio

Large and luxurious pool at Harmony Hotel in Nosara

Outdoor showers to rinse away the salt and sand

Surfing the ever consistent beach break of Playa

Beautiful unspoiled Costa Rica beaches

Surfer heading out for early morning waves

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