Playa Esterillos is located about 20 kilometers south of Hermosa in the Puntarenas area of Costa Rica, half way to the town of Parrita. It is a very long beach which is divided in three Oeste, Centro and Este and all of them offer very good wave quality for surfers with any level of expertise. The more renowned spots are Esterillos Oeste and Esterillos Centro, the first one is better for beginners and amatures and Esterillos Centro is better for experienced surfers. The waves is a beach break with rights and lefts and are normally between 50 and 150 meters in length. On a good day you could expect waves to last as long as 300 meters.

Esterillos Costa Rica

Esterillos Costa Rica

Swell direction is south-west to south and the swell begins at under three feet but which can reach up to and over twelve feet. Surfing is best on mid tides. For access to Esterillos, you will probably need to take a car from Playa Hermosa and head south on the main highway. The beach is signposted so you shouldn’t get lost and it is relatively quiet here during the week and on the weekends.

Playa Esterillos

Playa Esterillos

Surfing Playa Estersillos Costa Rica Video