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Nosara Costa Rica Makes New York Times List

Nosara Costa Rica 41st to Visit in 2012

Costa Rica NosaraThe New York Times has published its 45 places to go in 2012 and other than Panama, Nosara, Costa Rica has made the prestigious list! Congratulations to this beautiful region of Costa Rica.

Each year the New York Times http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/travel/45-places-to-go-in-2012.html?pagewanted=1  publishes a list of places it recommends to visit and this year, Central America was represented by Panama and beautiful Nosara. Keeping company with such destinations as London England, who will host the 2012 Summer Olympics, Nosara has been singled out for its “sandy beaches and jade-green waters.”  With three main beaches, Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada and Playa Nosara, the region is known for its reliable surf and many descend on the area to catch a wave or two!

In response to the good surfing conditions, many surf schools have called this area home including the Safari Surf School,  http://safarisurfschool.com/ which is the only Billabong certified surf school in Costa Rica.

Feel The Need To Surf Nosara Style

Playa Guinoes, a 6km white sand beach is the pearl beach of the region and great spot if you want to learn how to surf and offers great breaks for seasoned surfers as well.  At the end of this stretch of beach is a unique spot called Playa Rosada which has a rarity, pink sand.

If you are looking for something else to do in the area other than surfing, the region’s biodiversity is at it’s finest at the Ostional Wildlife Reserve. The Reserve is a nesting ground for sea turtles, and if you happen to be there between June and December you will have the opportunity to see hundreds of sea turtles on the beaches shorelines, digging and laying their eggs. It is a sight that cannot be missed. The event referred to in spanish as an “arribada” draws visitors and tourists from across Costa Rica.

In addition to the Refuge, Nosara has all the adventure tours available across the other regions of Costa Rica. Enjoy a horseback ride along the beach or hike through some of the most beautiful jungles. Nosara is still considered to be a small village, unspoiled in its tourist trappings. With several hotels available and local restaurants the charm of the area is what attracts those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of surfing regions such as Tamarindo.

If you want to take in the 41st spot on the New York Times 45 places to go in 2012 you can easily get to Nosara from San Jose. The great thing about this little village is that there is a landing strip for flights from San Jose right in the middle of Nosara. The only thing you need is your surfboard and a great laid back attitude to enjoy Nosara, quite easily a top travel destination. Congratulations Nosara, Costa Rica for grabbing the attention of the rest of the world!

 

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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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