We had a total of nine people with a mix of family and friends. The property was spectacular and we were very comfortable. We enjoyed hearing and watching the howler monkeys in the back yard. We went ziplining, horseback riding, surfing, bike riding on the beach, shopping, and enjoyed all of it. Fishing was terrible but that might be my luck.
One of the best features of Shanta Pura is the cook, Isa, and the gardener, Rodolfo. Isa is a very talented cook and we had great meals. She was a joy to talk to as well. The pool was refreshing. Property is well maintained and the property manager, Josh, was helpful in countless ways. He acted as our personal concierge setting up activities and giving us recommendations on restaurants etc.
Nosara is a bit out of the way but definitely worth the extra time it took to get there. Roads were terrible and road signs are few and far between but that is part of the adventure. My advice to others traveling by car is if you think you are lost just keep going. We made it from Liberia without any real problems other than thinking we were lost about half the time.
The native Costa Ricans, referred to as Ticos, were very nice and very helpful. I felt very safe the entire time we were in Nosara. I had a good time bantering with the street vendors. A great spot for surfing and yoga. I am not a surfer but I enjoyed the beach and the area. Lots of young folks here.
The only negative comment I have is that the streets are very dusty and full of ruts. I wouldn’t recommend this area if you have asthma or disabilities.
A great vacation destination