A cliffside retreat overlooking one of Nosara’s most famous beaches, Tierra Magnifica offers an amazing panoramic view in a quiet, peaceful intimate setting. Perched high above the surfing beach of Playa Guiones, you wake up to a magnificent Pacific coastal view with monkeys traveling through the trees. Each of the private balconies faces the ocean in this beautifully appointed adults-only boutique hotel, surrounded by jungle. (no children less than 15 years of age) In addition to the excellent restaurant and bar, swimming pool, firepit, picnic area with grills, yoga pavilion, and spa, the property has a nature trail to its very own waterfall. Hotel amenities also include complimentary breakfast and afternoon appetizers, free shuttle service to town or the beach, with beach chairs and umbrellas provided, laundry service, romance packages, and wedding services. Plus stars, lots of stars.
Located on the outer edge of the Nicoya Peninsula in the Pacific northwest, Nosara attracts both surfing enthusiasts and holistic practitioners. The area includes five separate beaches each with its own individual characteristics. During dry season, from January to May, the unpaved roads in town can be quite dusty which makes staying up in this hillside retreat a smart alternative. In fact, the last hour or so of getting to Nosara is mostly on unpaved roads. The international airport in Liberia is about 2.5 hours away and it’s approximately 4 hours from the airport in San Jose. Luckily, Nosara has a landing strip so you can opt to take a local shuttle flight from the international airports for a more comfortable arrival in around 30 minutes. Arrangements can be made for the hotel’s shuttle to pick you up at the landing strip.
Horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, whale watching, boat cruises, and sport fishing are just some of the things you might like to do while in the area. But the main attraction at Playa Guiones is the world-class surf break that brings in surfers from around the world. Just north of Playa Guiones is a beautiful tree lined beach called Playa Pelada that offers excellent waves for beginners. A zipline tour can be arranged.
At nearby Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, if it’s the right time of the month, you can take a guided night tour to look for sea turtles lumbering on land to dig their nests. Or if you’re lucky, you might witness the baby turtles scuttling towards shore in the early mornings.
Likely, you’ll feel so comfortable up at the hotel, due in no small part to the stellar staff, you’ll want to just lounge around in the hammocks, enjoy the view, the excellent food, and oh, the food! Highly rated by guests, the locally sourced cuisine, including breakfast, is made to order just for you. If you have any dietary restrictions, the chef can easily whip up something extra special you’re sure to enjoy. There are many good places to eat in town, but Tierra Magnifica’s restaurant is one of the best. And you don’t have to go anywhere to get there! An accomplished mixologist will also please your palate with amazing drinks sure to titillate your taste buds. While you’re indulging, you might like to try one of the hotel’s many tempting spa services, such as a volcanic clay or chocolate body treatment, fruit facial or fantastic massage.
Each of the nine tastefully decorated hilltop rooms has its own private balcony, lounging furniture, ocean view, ceiling fan, a/c, luxury linens, toiletries, bathrobes, and coffee maker. Stylish lighting, curtains, and other modern artistic aesthetics create a comfy dreamscape. Wifi can be found only in the hotel’s common areas including a library near the restaurant. This is the place to unplug, unwind, breathe in the scenery, and have an unforgettable vacation or wedding experience.