Peaceful Multi-Purpose Pavilion

The guests from our retreats as well as all of our vacationing clients use the pavilion during their stay to relax and absorb the natural essence of the jungle. This fantastic outdoor space comes with views of Guiones beach and refreshing ocean breezes. The calming experience will undeniably leave you with the desire to return[..] Read more.

Villa Cortes featured on the ‘Free People’ blog

The Clothing Company, “Free People”, recently hosted a “Pura Vida” Getaway Sweeps where 10 lucky winners spent a week @ Villa Cortes/Nosara Retreat Center joining popular yogi, Rachel Brathen for a week of Yoga, Surfing, and Wellness.

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Thank You Free People for Visiting us and sharing your photos and Blog!!♥

Patiently Waiting

Our beloved Biggy is the most talked about guy on the property~ In our guest book and through emailed comments, we continue to hear from clients how his sweet personality and presence added to their stay in a very positive, soulful way. His face is full of all knowing wisdom from living on-site from the[..] Read more.

Miss Sky Canopy Tour in Nosara

There are several outdoor fun activities for families to experience while visiting the Nosara area. We have the very popular zip-line canopy tour that has the longest known runs ever!! People come from all over to experience Miss Sky’s adventuresome tours.  They offer 2 tours per day.  A very early morning tour that also takes[..] Read more.

Limones or… Key Limes?

Our family is from South Florida, down in the Keys, where locally grown limes such as these are called Key Limes. The key lime is ripe when it turns yellow. This was always confusing for tourists passing through the chain of islands on their way to Key West which is the southern most point in[..] Read more.

Playa Pelada Blow Hole….Catching It Just Right…Be Ready!

Playa Pelada, is a short walk North down Playa Guiones.  It sits directly on the opposite side of the North point which divides the 2 beaches. Once there you’ll find a relaxing, peaceful, quieter, picturesque setting.  When you hike toward that point, down, Guiones beach, you will run into a trail that takes you through[..] Read more.

Howler Monkeys Provide Great Entertainment and Photo Op

The howler monkeys in Nosara visit Villa Cortes regularly to dine on our daily flower buds, flowers, mangoes, papayas, and bananas! They will come in the early morning at sunrise and in the afternoon before sunset. Each time the alpha male lets us know they are there with his deep howling that usually gets his[..] Read more.

5 Minutes to Everything

Villa Cortes is a convenient 10 minute walk or 3 minute drive to downtown Guiones where all our great choices of things to do and places to eat are situated. We have Mini Golf at Cafe de Paris restaurant, local massages, Miss Sky canopy tours, horseback riding, shops and surf shops to browse in, and[..] Read more.

Morning Yoga with Ocean Views…

Without a doubt our yoga/meditation/exercise pavilion at Villa Cortes/Nosara Retreat Center is incredible!  When you are in this space the activity of the outside world melts away and you naturally become very present and centered in your body without even trying. The beauty of the earthy tones of wood, cool ocean breezes and panoramic views[..] Read more.

Our latest video of Villa Cortes / Nosara Retreat Center

Lovin’ the feeling of this video!! My photographer/friend Oriana has a wonderful gift for capturing every detail in nature and mixing it with perfect lighting to create the very feeling you have when you are walking through this property. The actual  blend of organic color and materials is one of the things that make it[..] Read more.

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