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Surfing Beaches

The story goes that over 50 years ago, if not longer, Costa Rica was being visited regularly by two types of folks. These were the scientist looking to get a glimpse into the magical tropical forest and the surfers looking to find the perfect wave. The beauty of this image is that scientist and surfers alike are quite minimalistic, bringing the question to mind of just how Costa Rica became so developed as it is today. Well, we guess you can't keep a good thing secret for too long no matter who you are. Now years later Costa Rica is not the minimalistic backpacking rural surf hub it use to be. So now with the secret out, Costa Rica is a place where scientists, surfers, and all other adventurers come looking for a shared vision of finding that perfect insect, perfect wave, or that dream vacation for the family.

The surfers of Costa Rica now can be found along the entire Pacific coast and the southern Caribbean area. The waves are some of the best on the planet not just for their size but the consistency of their breaks. Costa Rica has been host to the world surfing championships in Playa Hermosa on the Central Pacific coast and also has bragging rights of having some of the native Costa Rican surfers competing on a world class level.

Playa Dominical

Playa Dominical is located on the central/southern Pacific of Costa Rica and is the perfect mix of not overly developed yet has places to eat, a bar to get a few drinks, and world class waves. In recent years Dominical has developed a bit but we still use the word "quaint" in describing the vibe of Dominical... More information

Playa Esterillos

Playa Esterillos is located in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica. This is a surfing spot with miles of deserted beaches. There are four main beaches it is divided into seperated by different rivers and estuaries. The actual name of Playa Esterillos comes from the Spanish names for "Esturaries" and "Rivers" (Esteros y Rios)... More Information

Playa Jaco

World-class waves, surrounded by National Parks, and just over an hour from San Jose, there's no wonder whyJaco has developed into one of Costa Rica's most popular beach towns... More Information

Playa Malpais

Playa Malpais translates in English to "Bad Land". This beautiful beach town with white sandy beaches and world class waves is anything but a bad land unless of course you are in the agriculture business. Years back when tourism was unknown to the area the town ran on agriculture... More Information

Playa Matapalo

Playa Matapalo is located in the Central/Southern Pacific of Costa Rica heading south from Manuel Antonio. TheMatapalo Beach is located just north of the more populated area of Dominical placing it in the center of two more happening beach towns of the very touristy Manuel Antonio and smaller quaint Dominical... More Information

Playa Montezuma

Playa Montezuma is a beautiful beach located in the Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica on the north Pacific peninsula of Nicoya. You will get the feeling that you are at the end of the road when you arrive to the quaint surfing town of Montezuma. This is a unique town in that it is filled with foreigners... More Information

Playa Nosara

One of our favorite beaches in Costa Rica is Playa Nosara. Nosara  Beach offers easy access in a small beach town atmosphere that has become known as the healthy, yoga, and surf spot of Costa Rica. Here in Nosara you will be surrounded by people who are looking to get to bed early, up with the sun... More Information

Playa Pavones

Playa Pavones is located in the far southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. This arguably might be Costa Rica's quiet little gem when it comes to surfing destinations. The area is know for being some of the most biodiverse in all of Planet Earth and the beach of Pavones puts itself on the world class level with it's long left break... More Information

Playa Puerto Viejo

Located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica is the small flavorful town of Puerto Viejo. Here you will experience the full Caribbean culture as you walk the streets with a variety of international guests amid the local dreadlockRastafarian Afro-Caribbean culture... More Information

Playa Santa Teresa

Playa Santa Teresa has turned into one of the hottest spots in Costa Rica located on the Pacific Coast in theNicoya Peninsula. Don't be fooled though along with it's popularity you still feel the affect of being in a small surfer spot as you will not find any high-rises but you will find over 30 different options for lodging... More Information