Where to surf in Costa Rica ?

25 April 2018 | Central America

Direction Costa Rica for a surf trip to the sound of Pura Vida. Costa Rica is a great playground for all types of surfers. Whether you are a weekend surfer or a hardcore rider, come and have fun on the Pacific beach breaks. Costa Rica is a must for all travelers who want to learn to surf in the best possible conditions. The landscapes, the population, the climate, the waves... Everything is gathered in Costa Rica to make it the paradise on Earth! The country of Pura Vida is without a doubt a surfing destination par excellence. Its Pacific coast is famous for its south and west swells, which makes the reputation of this Central American country grow. Between the secret spots and the spots known of all by the film Endless Summer you will have only the embarrassment of the choice. Let's go surfing in Costa Rica !

From north to south on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica

Tamarin is a must for a successful surf trip. Its numerous surf spots are no longer to be found: Playa Grande, Playa Langosta and Witches Rock, the famous spot discovered in Endless Summer. At Playa Tamarindo you can choose between a right-left peak that works best at high tide and a right-hand peak that works best at low tide. South of Tamarindo, Playa Langosta, will offer you more powerful waves to tube a bit.

Santa Teresa is located on the Nicoya peninsula. Santa Teresa is mainly known for its long straight line which allows you to surf all year round without worrying about the conditions. Whether you are a beginner or an expert you will find your happiness on the spots of Santa Teresa. Worthy of Indonesia, it never stops, every morning, the water is clean and there is always a good meter. It is crazy!

Next to Jaco is the most consistent spot in Costa Rica: Playa Hermosa. This 7 km long beach break changes according to the tides and the size of the swell. It is quite rare to find yourself without waves. Hollow and tubular at low tide, the waves come to round off at high tide. For a session with less people at the peak, you can go further south. If the swell is too big on Playa Hermosa you can always go to Jaco, a perfect spot to learn to surf.

Offering perfect right and left hand waves, Playa Dominical has several powerful peaks when there is no wind. Very nice for the fans of tubes, powerful and hollow waves and rays.

For a great surfing trip, don't miss Pavones and its surprising lefts that run all over the bay with different sections more or less hollow.

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