The Harmony Hotel, Nosara Costa Rica

I’m starting to realize that I really love hotels. Like, really LOVE them. And I’m not just talking about your average run-of-the-mill hotel, but hotels that have a purpose, a clear mission and a distinct style. Hotels that create an unforgettable experience from the moment you set foot on their property.

Hotels like The Harmony Hotel in Nosara, Costa Rica.

A few weeks ago my friend Debbie and I packed an overnight bag and headed down to Nosara for a last minute girls getaway. Some of our friends were telling us how amazing The Harmony Hotel was and it sounded dreamy – so we had to see it for ourselves!

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The moment we walked up to the entrance, I stopped to gasp (and take a photo) of the tall palm trees and lush plants with adorable aqua light fixtures hanging down over a lounge and what appeared to be the bar area. {oh… this is gonna be good!}

As we walked up to the front desk we were greeted with a glass of refreshing Lemon Grass Ginger Iced Tea, I drank it and immediately asked for another. That tea was incredible, I can literally smell that tea as I type this. The two hour drive down to Nosara was already well worth it, just for the delicious tea.

Next to the front desk was a beautifully tiled wall with a simple facet, and a table of glasses for guests to help themselves to some water. No bottled water was offered to us, you could simply fill up a cup or fill your own water bottle from this facet. Just one of the many eco-friendly features that this hotel prides itself on. Most people might not even notice this detail, but I notice all of these things, because those are the things that sets them apart from those run-0f-the-mill hotels.

The Harmony Hotel is located on Playa Guiones in the popular surf town of Nosara, Costa Rica and was named one of the 20 Best Beach towns by National Geographic. In fact, the owners met while surfing in Nosara! The couple opened The Harmony Hotel in 2004.

For every surfer that comes to Nosara there is a yogi visiting as well. The Nosara Yoga Institute brings in thousands of students every year to attend their yoga teacher trainings. The atmosphere in Nosara is just dripping with tranquility. So between all the surfers and yoga students – this place is crawling with some pretty amazing beach bodies!

The Harmony Hotel has 10 standard rooms that surround the pool area and 13 one-bedroom bungalows scattered throughout the rest of the property. They all have a generous outdoor patio space with a sitting area, hammock and an outdoor shower. They also have regular sized (and refillable) soap and shampoo containers in the bathrooms – just another small thing that I appreciate. I can’t stand those little bathroom bottles, not only are they annoying but SO wasteful.

You can pick up a new book in their beautiful bookstore filled with positive books to help refresh your mind or spark your soul. They also have a small selection of kids books as well as unique gift items, jewelry, yoga mats and accessories.

Under a gigantic palapa on your way to and from the spa and yoga studio you’ll find the Juice Bar, that serves all natural smoothies, coffee, cappuccinos, baked goods and healthy snacks. This was definitely one of my favorite spots and I highly recommend having one of the bliss balls!

Did I mention that they use bamboo straws? The Harmony Hotel received a five-leaf rating from Costa Rica’s prestigious Certificate for Sustainable Tourism (CST) and are dedicated to sustainability from the organic food they use in the kitchen to the all-natural biodegradable bath products they use in their bathrooms.

“With our commitment to be as sustainable as possible, it only made sense to grow what we eat. Our field-to-table project has been incredibly rewarding: twenty-five percent of the foods we now serve at our Juice Bar are sourced from our farm, and a growing-percentage of the items offered in our restaurant and bar.”


Not only is the yoga studio beautiful but the grounds around it are equally as stunning. They offer a variety of yoga classes to guests daily and you are given one complimentary class with your stay. Every Sunday afternoon they offer a free afternoon class that is open to the community.

The Harmony Hotel is a short walk to the beach and you can also use their bikes to get around town. They can organize surf lessons, for beginners and people of all ages. Other activities include, horseback riding, zip lining, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, and sea turtle excursions.

I cannot gush about this hotel enough. Needless to say, it was very hard to leave and I’m now trying to find an excuse to go back…

This was not a media stay and no discount was given.

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  1. Donné

    Dear Andrea
    Thanks for the beautiful post! I’m heading to Nosara in a couple of weeks time and I’m looking for a clean room in a decent hostel/lodge. I’m a budget traveler. Do you have any advice? The information on the net can be overwhelming. Thanks so much, Donné
    Ps- your website layout is awesome!

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