Looking to shop for unique Christmas gifts this year? Combine Christmas shopping with a holiday in Costa Rica and go to the Holiday Art Fair in Playa Guiones by Nosara on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.
More than 35 talented international and national artists will be selling handmade art and products at the third annual Holiday Art Fair hosted by the Nosara Artisans from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pacifico Azul Restaurant in Playa Guiones.
Artists make everything by hand, such as handmade bikinis and beachwear, unique pottery, glass art, fabric art, jewelry, painting, photography, carved wood art, furniture and lamps. Much of the artwork comes from natural materials found in Nosara and its beaches.
Local Nosara community organizations will be at the art fair to educate and fundraise for their important causes, and kids can have their faces painted while benefiting a Nosara summer children’s art camp.
Nosara Artisans was founded in October 2012 to give local artists a place to sell their wares during the holiday and summer season. It is a non-profit collective open to everyone living in the community. More Nosara Artisan art fairs will be held during the Costa Rica summer season at the same place and time on January 18, February 8, March 15, and April 4.
Visit Nosara, Costa Rica
The vibrant beach area of Nosara, Costa Rica is remotely located on the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste. The fun, eclectic community encompasses the town of Nosara and the beaches of Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada.
Playa Guiones is renowned for some of the best surfing in Costa Rica and is recommended as a best place to go in 2014. It is also home to the famous Nosara Yoga Institute. There are many fun adventure and nature tours in Nosara.
Featuring exotic Bali-style architecture with fountains, ponds and swimming pools, L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa is a top Nosara hotel and the best place to stay at Playa Guiones. The Costa Rica luxury hotel is offering special rates through Dec. 15, 2014.
Getting to Nosara: Take a domestic flight from either the San Jose International Airport or the Liberia International Airport to Nosara; it is a 10-minute drive to Playa Guiones. Otherwise, it is a 4.5 hour drive from San Jose and 2.5 hours from Liberia.
Article by Shannon Farley