Playa Grande, Costa Rica

September 29 - October 20 2024

Live the pura vida dream with Noma x ONDA in the happiest country on earth, Costa Rica.

Foodie Heaven



Wellness & relaxation



Nightlife & partying



Nature & wildlife



Activity & fitness



Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica has been ranked as the happiest country in the world, which is not surprising, considering it’s a paradise on earth, with 12 different ecosystems spanning from the oceans to the mountains, incredible beaches, jungles, rainforests, mangroves, and coral reefs.

Located in the laid-back surfer town of Playa Grande, ONDA merges the community feel of a hostel with the luxuries of a hotel. The unofficial motto of Costa Rica, "pura vida", translates to "simple life". With ONDA x Noma, you can experience life like a local and live the pura vida dream.

What's included


# yoga classes

2 weekly yoga classes


Fitness equipment / gym

Local gym walking distance away (not inc)


Pool or swimming

Swimming pool onsite and 5 min to the beach


Onsite F&B

Beer Garden featuring fresh local cuisine, a social atmosphere and tropical drinks.


Working facilities

Designated co-working area


Wifi speed / data

High speed Wifi & local data SIM


Community manager

Community Manager lives onsite


Adventure / amenities (not inc)

Laundry services available, surfboards to rent


Excursions (not inc)

Jungle treks, surf lessons, waterfall visits+


Other inclusions

Airport transfers, 700+ alumni community network

Meet Danielle

Your local Community Manager

Noma Collective community manager - Danielle

I’ve got a relentless itch for exploration, a heart set on making real connections and thrilled to host another Noma Edition! After a bustling career in Corporate America, I swapped out boardrooms for backpacks, embarking on a journey that led me straight to Noma. We'll trade tales, share tips, and continue to build a community that transcends borders. Let's break away from the mundane and dive into the extraordinary! Vamos lá!


Coworking space

Coworking space

A designated co-working space with fast, reliable internet connection – allowing our guests to work remotely with comfort and peace of mind.

Beach Access

Beach Access

Step outside your backdoor to Playa Grande’s pristine beaches, perfect for surfing, swimming or simply relaxing with your fellow remote workers. The Onda property is just a stone’s throw away from the beach.

ATV Tour

ATV Tour

Explore the wonders of jungles, remote beaches, and uncharted roads on an ATV tour. Reach breathtaking vistas from stunning viewpoints to uncover stunning beaches dotting the landscape around Tamarindo and Playa Grande.



Micro Room

Onda's Micro rooms offer a totally unique way to stay, providing the privacy of a private room at a more affordable price. These rooms share a large, multi-person bathroom.

From $1550


King Room

For the ultimate level of comfort, Onda's spacious King rooms come equipped with one king or 2 twin beds, a large work desk with an office chair, and an en-suite bathroom.

From $2250

Guest Gallery

Tamale cooking class with local chef
Surf lessons
Beach yoga in full swing
Friendsgiving celebrations at ONDA
Pool fun onsite at ONDA
Cheer squad for the local football game

I recently joined Noma Collective for their Costa Rica Friendsgiving November 2023 edition, and it was an amazing experience. Noma's expert curation of the trip blended work, leisure, and cultural immersion seamlessly. The sense of community and connection I felt with fellow digital nomads was deeply enriching. This Costa Rica edition was more than just a trip, it was a journey of making new friendships and experiencing personal growth.


Months later and i still don't have the words to express all that my first noma trip (costa rica, '23) meant to me. i did noma on a whim with my sister - to see what it would be like to travel for a bit longer than a normal vacay, to explore how work and travel can integrate, and to meet new people my age. my humble goals were shattered upon arrival in costa rica. it was so much more than that. If you aren't sure about noma, i invite you to take the leap. at the very least you'll have a blast, and more likely than that - you'll feel more in tune with yourself & the things that matter most to you, and a renewed commitment to cultivating your life around the most invaluable things we have at our disposal


Before and after work we surfed, salsa danced, learned pickleball, played sand volleyball, joined in and cheered on local soccer games, hiked volcanos, relaxed in hot springs and watched almost every sunset together on the beach. What felt like adult summer camp in the best way turned 18 strangers into family, I can honestly say it was a life changing travel experience. What Noma does to set up experiences that build community is true magic. They do a great job curating all details, logistics and experiences so you are comfortable and set up for success the minute you arrive.