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The Gilded Iguana

The Gilded Iguana is the original surfer spot in Nosara, a long-time destination for an international community of surfers seeking an off-the-grid escape. Here, surfers of all ages and experience levels calibrate their equilibrium on the waves off one of the best beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Guiones.

Designed by acclaimed architect Benjamin Saxe and San Jose-based interior design firm Sofa Interiorismo, their Nosara hotel rooms feature artisan craftsmanship, indoor and outdoor showers, and outdoor living space, giving you every opportunity to enjoy your vacation in Nosara. At The Gilded Iguana, the basics like free Wi-Fi are a given, and extras like surfboard storage complete a stay at their Nosara accommodations.

The bar and restaurant at The Gilded Iguana has been many things to many people: a surfer hangout, a night spot, a community meeting place, and everything in between. 

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