Roca Bruja or Witches Rock as it is also known is a world famous surfing location situated in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Locals gave the rock the name ‘Roca Bruja’ as legend has it that a witch lived in the rock. It can be accessed by boat or by travelling by 4×4 through the Santa Rosa National Park.
Wave quality here is world class with some of the best breaks in the whole of Costa Rica. The sea bottom is sandy and without dangerous rocks that restricts some other surfing points to experience surfers only; this spot is suitable for all surfers. On shore winds can make for higher waves during the months from May to November. Off shore winds are high from December to March and make this wave great for tuberiding.
With fast powerful waves coming in from the right and left, Roca Bruja offers some of the best quality surfing action around. Wave lengths vary from on average from 50-150 meters and can reach up to 300 meters on a good day. The wind direction varies from South East to North East with swells coming in from the North West, West and South West. Waves can reach heights of up to 12ft and provide an excellent ride for surfers with any amount of experience.
This spot is not particularly crowded at any time and this may be due to the fact that it is not so easy to reach and you will need the help of a boat or a 4×4 to get to it. Getting to Roca Bruja by 4×4 can still be quite hazardous due to the fact that you will have to travel on some of the most dangerous roads in Costa Rica to get there. It is much safer to charter a boat from Coco beach or Tamarindo. There are a number of companies which will take you out to Roca Bruja on a seven hour trip to allow you to make the most of the superb waves and if you desire they can provide you with fishing and snorkeling equipment to make your trip more enjoyable.