North Pacific Coast Places


Playa Nosara

Massage and Yoga

Harmony Hotel Healing Center. Closer to Playa Guiones, the Harmony Hotel holds yoga and Pilates classes daily for $12 a session. They also have a wide selection of new age therapeutic massages and a full range of herbal spa services. Nosara.

The Nosara Yoga Institute. This reputable, internationally known institute focuses on teacher certification, but also offers several daily 90-minute yoga classes to the public ($10), as well as weeklong workshops and retreats. Southeast end of town, on main road to Samara, Nosara, 50206. 2682-0071; 866/439-4704 in U.S.

Tica Massage. Relaxing massages in a jungle setting ($60 per hour) are available by appointment here, plus spa services such as facials and salt glows. There are also Pilates and yoga classes, as well as tai chi and surfers' stretch sessions in a specially designed exercise studio. Dance classes include Latin, Jamaican dancehall, and kids' freestyle. Heart of Guiones Wellness Center, across from Casa Tucan and Harmony Hotel, Playa Guiones, Nosara, 50206. 2682–0096.

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