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Nested in between the pristine sandy beach of Playa Pelada and the lush Guanacaste jungle, lies Driftwood Glamping & Boutique Hotel. Located a mere 200 meters from the beach, reachable through a lovely jungle walk in which you can see monkeys and toucans, Driftwood offers the unique experience of sleeping in one of our magnificent suite bedrooms with AC, or glamping in luxury bell tents without giving up the comforts of home, surrounded by beautiful organic vegetable gardens, an infinity swimming pool overlooking the jungle, and the sounds of nature.

Built using eco-friendly materials and technology according to the principles of the green philosophy of glamping, we offer a memorable chic and funky experience for your stay in Nosara.


Enjoy all natural fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies, açai and pitaya bowls, fresh pressed juice, organic salads,  fresh ceviche, healthy snacks and wraps, and iced coffee.


  • We built Driftwood Hotel using sustainable materials such as rock that we took from our own land, and decorated the rooms with local driftwood.

  • All our beds and most of the furniture is made from recycled pallets.

  • We applied bio climatic principles when building and orienting the rooms in order to get the most sea breeze and northern winds possible to keep the rooms cooler and reduce the use of AC.

  • All our waste water (grey and black water) is treated through a constructed wetland and a bio digester that allows us to reuse the water for underground irrigation of our ornamental plants.

  • Additionally, we capture rainwater that is used in the garden.

  • We didn’t disturb or cut any mature tree in the building process.

  • All our plants are fertilised naturally by the use of worm castings and compost from our Juice Bar.

  • When needed, we fumigate with natural pesticides that don’t harm plants or the eco system.

  • Our pool is chlorine free; we clean it with a salt system.

  • Our cleaning products are bio degradable and the containers in which they come, get sent back to the company that sells them to us, in order to e filled up again and again for further re-use.

  • We only use 100% natural and biodegradable soap and shampoo in the hotel.

  • We reduce, reuse, and recycle the most we can. We ask you kindly not to bring any plastic bags onto the property and to please use your towels more than once before sending them out to get washed.

at driftwood, we are:

  • Kid-friendly

  • Committed to the environment

  • One-of-a-kind in Costa Rica

  • A short walk from the beach

  • A few minutes by car from Guiones  & Nosara Beach.

all bookings include:

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Luxury cotton bed linens

  • Towels

  • Local organic soaps and shampoos

  • Purified water

  • Fire Pit Area

additional services:

  • Bicycle or quad rental

  • Massage

  • Yoga

  • Surf lessons and rentals

  • SUP Board adventures

  • Horse back riding

  • A wide variety of exclusive tours and activities (more info here)



Driftwood is in the Playa Pelada neighborhood of Nosara. A calm, tranquil, and jungly part of town where you feel close enough to everything, but quiet enough to find that peace you are looking for.

Driftwood is situated in the lush forest between the river mouth of Rio Nosara and the empty white sand beach of Playa Pelada.

There are many beautiful paths and hike trails that start right at our hotel in which you can spot monkeys, armadillos, Iguanas, birds, raccoons and pisotes, and lead you to amazing cliffs, private secret beaches and beautiful spots for sunsets.

The lake, which is the meeting point of rio Nosara and rio Montana is a short walk from the hotel entrance and its full with life.

A walk through the river mouth (in low tide) will bring you to the surf spot of playa Nosara, a gem, not everyone knows about.


As well, our property is conveniently located a mere 4 km away from world famous surf destination Guiones beach, home of many amazing café´s restaurants and one of the best waves in Costa Rica for beginners and experienced surfers alike.

Just a couple Km down that same road, you will find The Ostional wildlife refuge; one of the world´s most important nesting sites of the olive ridley sea turtle with arrivals of up to hundreds of thousands that come to lay their eggs every month.


As far as restaurants we are walking distance from La Luna, one of Nosara´s top restaurants, and Lagarta Lodge, which has a beautiful restaurant/terrace overlooking the Delta of the Nosara River entering the Pacific Ocean.

Nosara being one of the Yoga capitals of the world, offers the right atmosphere and vibe for well-being. Our Yoga Shala is situated just below our infinity pool in the middle of the jungle. Practice or meditate surrounded by monkeys, toucans and colorful birds and immerse yourself in the magic of Driftwood and Nosara!

contact us

If you have any questions please contact us with the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible, or call us on +506 2201 6886

We look forward to hearing from you.



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