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.


Driftwood - A New Glamping and Boutique

We are committed to living in harmony with nature and are constantly analyzing what steps can we take towards becoming a sustainable hotel. Our water pool is a gem - hidden in between a green zone of the pristine jungle, our pool is chlorine-free - maintained with mineral salts and local nature-friendly ingredients.


  • 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 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.

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driftwood vibe

  • Nature Immersion

  • 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


stay with us

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Luxury cotton bed linens

  • Towels

  • Purified water

  • Fire Pit Area

  • Saltwater Pool

  • Yoga Classes


inquire for

  • Bicycle or quad rental

  • Massage

  • Yoga

  • Surf lessons and rentals

  • SUP Board adventures

  • Horse back riding and a wide variety of exclusive tours and activities (more info here)

our location


Driftwood is situated in the lush jungle between the river mouth of Rio Nosara and the precious white sand beach of Playa Pelada. This is the calm, tranquil, and jungly part of town where peace abides, yet you will be close enough to everything.

There are many beautiful paths and hike trails that start right at our hotel and that will take you to amazing places, where you might spot monkeys, armadillos, iguanas, birds, raccoons and pizotes. A walk through the river mouth (in low tide) will bring you to the surf spot of Playa Nosara, a gem that not everyone knows about.

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.


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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