The quiet, quaint little town of Sierpe is located approximately 280 kilometers south of San Jose.¬† It is in southern Puntarenas along the Rio Sierpe and it is a key river port which is used frequently as a set down or pick up point for tourists.
The Terraba-Sierpe National Wetlands is the largest mangrove reserve in South America and is located where the Terraba and Sierpe mouths meet.¬† This is a hugely popular tourist location due to the many wildlife species to be found here such as herons, turtles, crocodiles, monkeys, kingfishers and frogs.
Sierpe also offers great conditions for experienced surfers. Waves peak on the right and the left and offer surfers fast hollow rides.¬† The wave length here is quite long lasting 300 meters on average but sometimes reaching up to 500 meters.¬† There is a southerly swell direction here and waves can reach up to six feet and over.
Surfers wishing to get to Sierpe will have to get a boat from Dominical but once you get here you will find it relatively empty.¬† It is important that only experienced surfers ride the waves here because of dangerous rips and undertows.