Gilded Iguana

Nosara, Costa Rica

About Gilded Iguana

Playa Guiones: a magnificent expanse of golden sand and home to some of Central Americas most consistent surf. Regarded as some of the most stunning coastline in Costa Rica, the allure of Playa Guiones and its neighboring beaches  can largely be attributed to the pioneering approach to development that the founders of the Guiones community have taken.
Guiones is one of the longest standing Central American ex-pat communities, and the fact that the first people to make this place home were an eclectic mix of eco-warriors, yogis and surfers has been crucial in forging its development.

In 1973, after falling deeply in love with Nosaras unique beauty one such pioneer decided to begin work on a construction that later became The Gilded Iguana. Today The Gilded Iguana remains standing stronger than ever as a tranquil oasis nestled in the heart of the Nosara jungle

A stones throw from a pristine and protected beach, The Gilded Iguana is a fusion of a contemporary boutique hotel and a historic wooden ranch that offers the perfect choice for guests seeking a relaxing, rejuvenating vacation. The team behind The Gilded Iguana are tirelessly devoted to ensuring all of its guests experience an unforgettable Costa Rican vacation against the backdrop of one of natures most majestic settings. Our mission is simple – to make you feel like our home is your home while helping you to create memories that last a lifetime


Double Queen - Lower Level

Double Queen Lower Level with Private Outdoor Shower Room has Closets, Mini Bar, Coffee Maker, Etc.

Double Queen Upper Level

Double Queen Upper Level, with Balcony. Room has Closets, Mini Bar, Coffee Maker, Etc.

Original Surf Room

One of the original "behind the pool" rooms , entirely renovated and new. Two Queens or Single King Available

Original Surf Room - "Surfers Suite"

Two Room Surfer Suite with Kitchenette , Two Twin bunk Beds, Plus Queen Bed, and Sleeper Sofa. Dining Table, Full Bathroom plus extra Toilet Room, Outdoor Garden and Board Rack

Single King Lower Unit

Single King Suite , Garden Level with Private Outdoor Shower, Terrace.

Single King Upper Level

Single King Suite, Upper Level with outdoor balcony.

Gilded Iguana Features

12 Hotel Rooms, 6 with A/C, 4 Standard Rooms, and 2 Bedroom Suites.
Restaurant, Bar, Pool Bar, Located steps to surf in Playa Guiones