Marbella, which was once a quiet fishing village, is now more recognized as one of Costa Rica's more popular locations for surfers. It is also becoming more and more popular with tourists who are flocking to the beautiful town that Marbella has become
Playa Marbella is a stunning beach with clear blue waters and dazzling white sands and is only a stone's throw from the quaint town. For surfers, this is an ideal location due to the world class consistent breaks from the offshore winds. Marbella is not only a popular surfing location with locals but is fast becoming a popular destination for foreign surfers wishing to try out the world class breaks.
The surfing conditions here are for experienced surfers only as the waves can get very rough so would not be suitable for the novice. Waves are extremely fast and powerful coming from the right and left, and are usually under 50 meters in length. On a good day however, you may experience wave lengths of up to 150 meters. The best time to surf is during mid and high tides.
Playa Marbella is not very suitable for swimming or sport activities due to the choppy waters and the rocky bed but for chilling out on the pristine white sands, Playa Marbella is a must.