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A New Eco-Friendly Retreat for Your Costa Rican Surfing Pleasure

By UrbanDaddy Staff ·
None 16 Photos Olas Verdes
Okay, El Niño.

Lay it on us. We’re ready. You may have the nature on your side.

But we’ve got a brand-new eco-smart, surf-school-equipped hotel in Costa Rica on our side.

That would be this place: Olas Verdes, a 17-suite compound across from some of the best surfing in the world, opening Saturday in Playa Guiones, Nosara. (Spend some hang time with this slideshow.)

It’s touting itself at the world’s first LEED-certified surf hotel, using some solar electricity, recycling all waste and using responsible water management. Yes, that means low-flow showers. But it also means...

A location across from four miles of break beach, a Safari Surf School on premises, board rentals, an on-site bar and restaurant, a yoga deck and nearby ziplining adventures.

You’ll totally forget about the water pressure.


Olas Verdes
200 meters south of Harbor Reef Surf Resort
Nosara, Costa Rica
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