Local Crafts and Cooking
Activity – Transfer to Nosara with visit to local community and local cooking experience
Today, you’ll transfer to Nosara, on the Nicoya Peninsula known as the land of yoga and surf.
The pacific beaches are wide and sandy with long surf breaks, it has a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Enjoy wandering the small, quaint towns of Nosara and Guiones, take a dip in the amazing waves of the protected beach, and spot the wildlife in the forest and perhaps even the nesting Olive Ridley turtles on Ostional Beach between July and February.
Today you will be visiting the community of Guanacaste, and the village of Santa Barbara in Santa Cruz, where there is a traditional house which has become a museum. It is a ‘casona’, a type of building that has been in existence for over 100 years.
There is a workshop here, where you will see how the famous Guaitil ceramics of the area have been produced for centuries, and how the Pre columbian Chorotega tribe used to make their utensils.
There will be a cooking class with a local cook, to learn how to make local dishes of the region, and you will learn about the local musical instrument the Marimba and the traditional music of the area.
Tonight you will be staying at the Olas Verdes hotel, a small Costa Rican boutique hotel dedicated to preserving the natural environment and supporting the local community.
Located in Nosara, a world class surfing destination, with Playa Guiones featuring 4 miles of beach break that catches any swell direction year-round. There is a flourishing wellness community of local artists, organic farmers, an array of renowned yoga studios and an abundance of adventure and ecotourism activities in the area, to help you achieve the ‘pura vida’
The accommodation is in buildings each named after a different region of Costa Rica, and each suite is decorated with authentic crafts from the designated areas. All suites have a living room, bedroom, and bathroom.
Olas Verdes’ restaurant, El Manglar, serves your favorite Tico or fusion dishes prepared with freshly harvested seasonal ingredients, including a variety of seafood caught by artisanal fishermen, dishes are always cooked to order and accompanied by in house made bread, and dressings, fresh herbs and vegetables from local farms.
The hotel has a yoga deck and a salt water pool. The beach is accessed via a path and is about a 5 minute stroll
Olas Verdes Hotel ( Pool side Suite)