Discovering the Best Adventures and Activities in Nosara with Sendero Hotel

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or something in between, we have the best adventures and activities for you.

When planning your visit to Sendero Nosara, you’ll find our town offers something exciting and new to explore around every corner. It’s hard to know where to start, so we’ve compiled a list of must do’s and there is something for everyone and every taste. Below we highlight the best adventures and activities, but to jump to our favorite restaurants, shops and more, click here. Our front desk team at Sendero Hotel is here to assist you in planning your itinerary and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to reach out to us for personalized recommendations.


For those seeking a thrill, Nosara offers many remarkable adventures that will get your adrenaline pumping.

ATV Mountains Tour: Explore the jungle and rivers while appreciating wildlife, flora, and fauna on an adventurous journey.
Electric Bike Guided GPS Tour: Bike through Nosara’s trails and roads on a guided GPS tour.
Zipline: Soar through the lush treetops and breathtaking landscapes with 13 runs spanning between 500 to 600 meters long.
Sunset Horseback Riding: Ride from the hills of Guiones through jungle trails and across the river to the Gulf of Nosara.
Mala Noche Waterfall Tour: Nosara’s closest waterfall. Relax and soak under the cool cascades of the mountain spring.


As a renowned surf destination, Nosara has plenty of beach and water-related activities to offer.

Surf Lesson & Rental: Learn to surf with our onsite surf school, Chorotegas.
Sunset Boat Tour: Soak up the sun, go for a swim, or paddle & enjoy a breathtaking sunset with delicious snacks & drinks.
Fishing Tour: Experience world-class fishing out in the open ocean on a guided fishing tour.
SUP & Kayak Tour: Paddle through the Nosara river and learn about its fascinating wildlife and biodiversity.
Pink Sand Island Snorkeling: Bask in the sun as you take in the stunning beauty of the crystal-clear blue waters and unparalleled views of the coastline and nearby beaches that surround you.
San Juanillo Snorkeling: San Juanillo’s stunning landscape of rock formations and reefs provide a perfect habitat for snorkeling and seeing tropical fish.

Wildlife + Nature

Nosara is a wildlife wonderland, where one can immerse in nature from turtles to birds, and everything in between.

Ostional Turtle Nesting Tour: Experience turtles nesting in their natural environment.
Birdwatching Hike: Guided hike through Nosara’s Biological Reserve with a variety of terrestrial, aquatic species, and bird species.
Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary: Meet some resident animals and reconnect with nature in a jungle oasis.
International Animal Rescue: Learn about Costa Rican wildlife and the challenges they face through an educational tour.
Costas Verdes: Help restore Nosara’s coastal ecosystem by planting a tree.
Coffee Tour: Delve into the intricate journey from bean to cup.

Child Care

Nosara is an ideal vacation spot for families due to the variety of activities it offers.

Nosara Day Camp: Authentic eco-adventures for kids 2-15.
Costa Verdes: Help restore Nosara’s coastal ecosystem by planting a tree.
Coffee Tour: Delve into the intricate journey from bean to cup.

Beach Day Trips

Garza: 12 min drive.
Ostional: 30 min drive.
San Juanillo: 40 min drive.
Samara: 45 min drive.

We are sure that with this guide you’re excited about discovering all the wonders Nosara has to offer. Now that you’ve got the low down on the best adventures and activities in Nosara, if you want to know even more about what’s happening in town, check out our recommendations for dining, drinking, shopping and discovering arts & culture around Nosara. Whether you’re looking for adventure-packed or relax-and-rejuvenate, contact us to start planning your stay with us today, and we guarantee you’ll have memories that will last a lifetime.