If you go:
Lodging: VRBO.com (Vacation Rentals by Owner), www.vrbo.com
Getting there: Nearest commercial airport is Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (70 miles); Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajuela (165 miles)
Outfitters: Nosara Paradise Rentals, Minimall Guiones Beach, Guanacaste, CR (US: 904-591-2161), or http://nosaraparadiserentals.com. Kayak, horseback, snorkel or fishing day trips start at $60 per person (three-person minimum). Airport pickup and drop off, golf cart and ATV rentals.
Surf shops: Coconut Harry’s Surf Shop and Surf School, Nosara. http://coconutharrys.com. Rentals and lessons. Group lessons $45 each (five- person minimum) and private lessons at $60 each; 90 minutes.
Agua Tibia Surf School: Nosara, http://aguatibiasurfschool.com. Group lessons, $45 each (five-person minimum) and private lessons at $60 each; 90 minutes.
Catering: La Cocina de Lisbia, www.facebook.com/cocinalisbia. Full-course meal not including drinks, $20 per person.
Official tourist site: www.visit costarica.com.