The best way to get around Nosara is by car, but it may not be absolutely necessary if you are staying in Guiones. Official taxis are few and Uber doesn't exist. For those without a car, you can rent a bicycle, rent a golf cart, walk or rent a tuk tuk. It is recommended to have a map handy or use applications such as Waze or Google Maps.
If you plan to stay alone in Playa Guiones and the Nosara area, you may not need a car. If you come by plane, you can arrive at San José's main airport, Juan Santamaría International Airport, where you will find tickets to Nosara at lower prices. The Nosara area includes the city of Nosara and the beaches of Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada and Playa Nosara, located remotely on the Nicoya Peninsula, in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. The best hotels in Nosara, such as the Hotel Olas Verdes, offer free transportation from Nosara airport to the hotel in Playa Guiones and often have promotional rates for domestic flights in Costa Rica.
For those traveling on a budget, bus service is the most affordable option and a great way to familiarize yourself with Costa Rica. All vans have the mandatory insurance required by government authorities, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and the National Insurance Institute (INS). The drive from San José airport takes about 5 hours and is a great way to see many parts of Costa Rica. You can fly directly from many cities in North America and Europe to Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José (SJO), in central Costa Rica, or to Liberia's Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), in the province of Guanacaste, closer to the Pacific Ocean.
Playa Guiones is a small and charming beach community that belongs to the city of Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. You can easily arrange a rental car in Playa Guiones with Toyota Rent-a-Car, Alamo Rent-a-Car, National Car Rental or Economy Car Rental.