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On the Road with Iremia Skincare: Costa Rica

Earlier this year, I took my husband on a surprise trip for his birthday to Costa Rica. I wanted to go somewhere warm and relaxing so we could disconnect from the world a little bit, but at the same time give him the adventure he loves! We had the best of both worlds in Nosara, Costa Rica and ventured off into the Arenal area before heading back home. Below are some of the places we were able to visit and immerse ourselves into the Pura Vida lifestyle.


Where To Stay

Hotel Boutique Laguarta Lodge

Our first few nights were at the Laguarta Lodge. It was a beautiful property on the water in the sleepy town of Nosara where we were really able to reconnect with nature. This boutique hotel is on the Nicoya peninsula and is beautifully situated on two rivers, expansive sandy beaches, and woods along the Pacific shores of Costa Rica. The eco-lodge maintains its own, private nature reserve with magnificent mangrove trees. We loved how sustainability and social responsibility are central to their concept, and of course the view of the breathtaking sunsets.

Hotel Boutique Laguarta Lodge, Nosara Costa Rica

Hotel Boutique Laguarta Lodge, Nosara Costa Rica

Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa

After our stay in Nosara, we headed off to Tabacon which is set on more than 900 acres of lush tropical reserve, home to Costa Rica’s largest network of naturally flowing hot springs. Tabacon offers 103 luxurious guest rooms and suites; two restaurants; four bars and a world-class spa.

Tabacon Therma Resort and Spa, Arenal Costa Rica

Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa, Costa Rica


What To Do

LOVE Nosara

Love Nosara is a cute boutique shop just in the heart of Nosara. It is an expression of love for art, nature, construction, travel, creativity, innovation & fashion. They are a completely outdoor shop, focused on quality and not quantity, with hand-picked items and a truly unique way to display the range of clothing, leather accessories and jewellery. They really capture the essence of Nosara with their laid back but sophisticated space. A must see!

Love Nosara Boutique Concept Store Costa Rica

Love Nosara Necklace Iremia Skincare


La Bodega Mercado, Nosara

Pick up some local groceries and goods at La Bodega Mercado in Nosara. It's a great place to find Costa Rica's local coffee beans!

La Bodega Mercado, Nosara Costa Rica


Nosara Family Surf / Pointe Break Retreats

Have an appetite for something adventurous? Try surfing with Nosara Family Surf, a local surf school run by the amazing Natalie Sageloly. Originally from Canada, Natalie creates amazing experiences curated perfectly to each client’s needs and desires.  Nosara Family Surf's mission is to treat and cherish your family as part of our own. It’s the personal touch and professionalism that we believe make the difference.

Nosara Family Surf and Pointe Break Retreats, Costa Rica


Where To Eat

El Chivo, Nosara

Casual Mexican Inspired Fare, Nosara Costa Rica


Organico Deli Market, Playa Guiones, Nosara

Find local foods and even poke bowls inside Organico, a charming little market in the hear of Nosara. It was there that I completely fell in love with one of the best chocolate chip cookies ever - I went back almost every day for one!

Organic grocery and deli market in Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica


La Luna, Nosara

You'll definitely want to visit La Luna, a finer dining experience within Nosara. This gem has the most delicious Mediterranean food, with beach seating on large lounge chairs and tables. They even have the cutest little boutique store with local jewelry and clothing. 


Don Juan Coffee House

Don't forget to try out the coffee before you leave! We stopped by Don Juan Coffee House for a break when we were driving around in the Arenal area and bought a few bags for ourselves (not to mention their chocolate covered coffee beans). It was a treat-yourself moment!

Don Juan Coffee House, Arenal Costa Rica

Let us know what you love about Costa Rica and some of your favourite places to visit!