Costa Rica Surfing
For anyone who is interested in surfing, Costa Rica is one place you may want to visit. It has many beaches with world class surfing especially along the Pacific Coast. Surfers with any level of experience will find a break here to suit them.
Two of the main areas for surfers are Jaco on the Central Pacific Coast and Tamarindo on the North Pacific Coast. But experienced surfers may want to travel the coast of Costa Rica looking for the more remote beaches with the amazing surfs and superb breaks. With 700 miles of coastline and thousands of breaks, there is something here for everyone. Surfing here is consistent the whole year through and the water is constantly warm.
Many of the towns and villages in Costa Rica have taken advantage of the surfing conditions here and have made sure there is affordable accommodation readily available here with friendly atmospheres and fun nightlife. The surfing in many of the beaches is so good that they are home to some of the best international surfing competitions and Costa Rica has become a destination which is bound to be on the must see list of any surfer.
Not only are there plenty of breaks along the coastline of Costa Rica but there are also plenty of river mouth breaks too. Because of the thousands of different breaks along the coastline of this breathtaking country, it is unusual to run into crowds which will disrupt your surfing. There is usually a place for everyone.
The three main areas for surfing are the North Pacific Coast, the Central Pacific Coast and the South Pacific Coast. Along the North Pacific Coast you will find beaches such as Tamarindo, Playa Grande and Avellanas. Tamarindo has a great beach break and is used by many surfers as a base from which to travel to other beaches. Playa Grande, to the north of Tamarindo again has a great beach break which is consistent the year through, while Avellanas is located to the south of Tamarindo.
The Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has beaches such as Jaco, Manuel Antonio and Hermosa. Jaco is one of the most popular surfing beaches and has plenty of accommodation and nightlife. Manuel Antonio offers the avid surfer plenty of good beach breaks and Hermosa which is just south of Jaco is another beach with consistent beach breaks.
There are fewer options available along the South Pacific Coastline but they still offer great surfing conditions. Dominical is a popular choice here which has plenty of accommodation and restaurants with fabulous beach breaks. Matapalo is situated at the tip of the Osa Peninsula and has a right point break while Pavones offers the surfer a very long left river mouth break at the mouth of the Golfo Dulce.
There is definitely something here for every surfer and with plenty of stunning wildlife, and tropical scenery to behold; Costa Rica is a must for any keen surfer.