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Situated on the perfect surf break in the sleepy town of Playa Guiones, far from the nearest paved road, the Harmony Hotel is the perfect place to get in tune with your natural rhythm. 

Inspired by old school tropical destinations of eras that appreciated low key glamour and total escape, The Harmony Hotel opened in 2004. From the beginning, it has been a passion project for the owners—a couple who met surfing in Nosara—and all those involved in creating the lush, sustainable property where guests now mingle with hummingbirds and howler monkeys. Situated a stone’s throw from a pristine surf break with consistent year-round waves on Playa Guiones, the Harmony is ideal for a surfing adventure. But it is much more than that. It is a place for community and ideas—an ideal space for contemplation and deep relaxation.

COCOS
• These ten rooms surround the swimming pool and are nearest to restaurant and front desk
•  Each 240 square foot room has a large private patio with outdoor sunflower shower, hammock and    seating area
• King size bed with 400-thread count organic cotton sheets
• A/C and ceiling fans
• Red Flower shampoo, conditioner and body wash made with local ingredients exclusively for The Harmony Hotel
• Small refrigerator and mini bar
• Coffee maker and complimentary local coffee
• Wi-Fi Access (in room and on patios)
• Laptop-Sized Safe Box
• Daily maid service
• Includes full a la carte breakfast, one yoga class per day for each guest, and our Green Living Tour.

BUNGALOWS
• Thirteen one-bedroom bungalows are situated throughout the property’s gardens
• Each bungalow (approximately 350 square feet) has a large private deck with outdoor sunflower shower, hammock and seating area
• King size bed with 400-thread count organic cotton sheets
• A/C and ceiling fans
• Red Flower shampoo, conditioner and body wash made with local ingredients exclusively for The Harmony Hotel
• Small refrigerator and mini bar
• Coffee maker and complimentary local coffee
• Wi-Fi Access (in room and on patios)
• Laptop-Sized Safe Box
• Daily maid service
• Includes full a la carte breakfast, one yoga class per day for each guest, and our Green Living Tour.

SUITE
• Two-bedroom suite (700 square feet) with a large, light-filled bathroom with shower and tub
• Sofas in each of the two bedroom may be used as twin beds
• A wide wooden deck with a privacy wall wraps around the two-bedroom suite and features an outdoor sunflower shower, hammock and seating area
• King size beds with 400-thread count organic cotton sheets
• A/C and ceiling fans
• Red Flower shampoo, conditioner and body wash made with local ingredients exclusively for The Harmony Hotel
• Small refrigerator and mini bar
• Coffee maker and complimentary local coffee
• Wi-Fi Access (in room and on patios)
• Laptop-Sized Safe Box
• Daily maid service
• Includes full a la carte breakfast, one yoga class per day for each guest, and our Green Living Tour.
 

SURF
The Harmony is situated a two-minute walk down a jungle path to Playa Guiones where you’ll find consistent year-round waves. Warm air and offshore breezes make for great conditions at this sandy beach break with tasty lefts and rights. Swells vary from waist high to double overhead. With a long, shallow bottom at low tide, it’s a great place for beginners to learn, while seasoned surfers get their ya-yas out on the outside. No wonder National Geographic named Nosara one of the world’s top twenty surf towns. Surfers of all levels won’t want to miss the glassy late afternoon waves when the sky explodes with color as the sun dips.

While Playa Guiones is the most convenient to the Harmony and has everything a surfer needs including board rentals and lessons, the front desk can recommend other nearby surf spots that are worth the drive.

SURF LESSONS & BOARD RENTALS
Surf lessons are available for all levels of experience, and our front desk staff can arrange short or long-term surfboard or boogie board rentals.

Boards can be stored at our guarded rack next to the back gate of the Harmony, and ecofriendly Firewire surfboards are available for guests.

YOGA
Enter the spacious open-air yoga studio and feel yourself go, ahhhh. Relax your gaze onto layers of deep green jungle as the sounds of geckos and birds punctuate the silence. Look out onto the incredible natural surroundings. No walls. No mirrors. The space itself is soothing. And so are our classes. We believe in a conscious practice and encourage balance from the inside out. We support a healthy, balanced lifestyle. With a roster of incredible instructors, a variety of classes offered seven days a week, we love working with yogis at every level. Adjacent to our yoga studio, is an additional open-air yoga sanctuary located near a lily-filled pond where our animal friends get water in the dry season.

SPA
Designed as a place of restoration, nurturing and peace, the Healing Centre offers a menu of treatments inspired by Costa Rica’s natural bounty and beauty. The Centre is operated by experienced therapists who are expert at soothing tired travelers and sore surfers. In a freestanding facility surrounded by peaceful gardens and a lily-filled pond on the far end of our property, we have four treatment rooms and two open-air yoga studios. We’ve created all-natural skin treatments handmade on the spot for each session with local fruits and plants (such as our Papaya Delight exfoliation or a Banana Bliss). Skin treatments feature sustainable (edible!) ingredients.

ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR
Traverse mountain ridges and valleys with breathtaking vistas of rivers, waterfalls and the Pacific Ocean on the longest,  most exhilarating canopy tour  in the world.

HORSEBACK RIDING
Enjoy a quiet evening horseback ride on the beach or a scenic trek to a waterfall.  The small Costa Rican horses are well trained and well cared for by local ranchers.

ATV ADVENTURE
Rent a quad to explore the surrounding area’s scenic rivers and country roads.

DIVING & SNORKELING
Discover underwater wrecks and swim with sea life during a diving trip off the coast of San Juanillo, Garza, Carrillo, or Ostional. 

If you want to stay closer to the surface, the best clear water conditions for snorkeling can be found at Playa Rosada and  San Juanillo.

SPORT FISHING
Inshore or offshore fishing trips can be arranged on well-equipped fishing boats. Common catches include yellow and black-fin tuna, red snapper, grouper, striped and black marlin, and mahi mahi.

Trips can last from 2 hours to an entire day.

CLIMB NOSARA
Practice your rock climbing skills on a newly constructed freestanding tower with at least 36 roped routes and other bouldering options.

NOSARA MOUNTAIN BIKE
Discover hidden spots on a guided mountain bike tour, or just rent bikes if you want to  take a more relaxing solo ride. 

The hotel also has beach cruisers available for guests.

KAYAK TOURS
Several tour options are available lasting 3-4 hours and are documented by a professional photographer.

STAND UP PADDLE ADVENTURES
Several tour options are available lasting 3-4 hours and are documented by a professional photographer.

EARLY MORNING BIRDING TOUR
Spot some of the 270 species  of birds documented in the  Nosara Biological Reserve on  an early morning hike with  one of the preeminent birders  in Costa Rica.

WATERFALL HIKE
Hike through the tropical dry forest, traverse a cattle farm, and cross a modest creek before discovering a series of beautiful swimming holes and small waterfalls.

NOSARA BOAT TOUR
Glide down Rio Nosara and Rio Montaña on a soundless electric powered boat and discover a unique world of mangroves and thriving wildlife.

GREEN LIVING TOUR
Go behind the scenes of the Harmony to explore our sustainable technologies and processes, including solar water heating, composting, water filtration, and wastewater treatment for irrigation.

HOJANCHA COFFEE TOUR
Walk around coffee fields and see the production of Guanacaste’s best organic coffee just two hours away from Harmony.


 

The Harmony Hotel is located on Playa Guoines in the town of Nosara on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

It’s a two hour drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and a four to five hour drive from the capital city of San Jose (SJO).

You may also fly from San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR) to Nosara on Sansa.