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Getting Around -- Economy ((tel) 877/326-7368 in the U.S. and Canada, or 2582-1246 in Costa Rica; www.economyrentacar.com) and National ((tel) 2242-7878; www.natcar.com) have offices here. Because demand often outstrips supply, I recommend you reserve a car in advance. You could also rent an ATV from several operators around town, including Iguana Expeditions and Boca Nosara Tours. If you need a taxi, call Taxi Freddy ((tel) 8662-6080) or Gypsy Cab Company ((tel) 8302-1903; www.gypsycabnosara.com).

Village Layout -- The village of Nosara is about 5km (3 miles) inland from the beach. The small airstrip runs pretty much through the center of town; however, most hotels listed here are on or near the beach itself.

This area was originally conceived and zoned as a primarily residential community. The maze of dirt roads and lack of any single defining thoroughfare can be confusing for first-time visitors. Luckily, a host of hotel and restaurant signs spread around the area help point lost travelers in the direction of their final destination.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.