There’s a reason Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s hottest destinations: It’s paradise. This Manuel Antonio travel guide will show you why. Dramatic cliffs rise to breezy bluffs and sweeping views of white sand beaches. As we said – paradise! Overview: Area: Central Pacific Average … [Read more...]
In Costa Rica, the waves are always warm for surfing. The sun is often shining, and the surf (at least, in the primo surf spots) is consistent. Here, you can while away sunrise after sunrise, day after day, and sunset after sunset, waiting to catch the perfect wave (or ten). And while you wait, you can always drink in the spectacular scenery.
If you’re a serious surfer, you’ll probably want to try your skill on some of Costa Rica’s famous surf. Test your mettle at Salsa Brava, Puerto Viejo’s “angry sauce,” home to hollow rights and lefts; paddle out to Playa Naranjo’s Witch’s Rock, the famed filming location for Endless Summer II; near Tamarindo, Ollie’s Point promises an excellent right point break; while the waves of Jaco and Playa Hermosa are so consistent, they often host international surf competitions.
Of course, Costa Rica has plenty to offer for beginner surfers, too. Soft, foamy waves wane and ebb along both shores, offering ideal conditions for newbies and beginners alike. Board rentals are available everywhere (usually around $20-$30/day), and you can snag a lesson for as little as $40 an hour. Surf’s up!
This-Not-That: Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is gaining ground in Costa Rica, especially along the north Pacific and the shores of Lake Arenal.
Destinations that offer Surfing tours:
This Gold Coast mini-metropolis is all about great surf, sand, food and nightlife. And while that makes Tamarindo a hotspot for surfers, partiers and bohemians, it doesn’t make bonafide adults shy away, either. Our Langosta and Tamarindo travel guide introduces you to this Costa Rican hotspot for … [Read more...]
The bohemian, surfer-cum-hippie vibe reigns supreme on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, once home a scrappy fishing hamlet and now one of Costa Rica’s most desirable coastal destinations. Our Santa Teresa and Mal País travel guide takes you to these twin beach towns, which welcome all … [Read more...]
Our Jaco travel guide introduces you to one of the most vibrant, busy beach towns in Costa Rica. Jaco and its sister town of Playa Hermosa are home to world-class surf, cinnamon- and black-sand beaches, excellent restaurants, exhilarating activities, and epic nightlife. Overview Area: Central … [Read more...]
Beaches, and waterfalls, and surf – oh my! Our Montezuma travel guide whisks you away to the secluded, bohemian and completely chill, oceanfront Montezuma – a town relatively untouched by tourism. (It has its location – the rough and rugged Nicoya Peninsula – to thank for that.) The result? While … [Read more...]
It’s not just palm trees that line the sun-bleached coastline of Samara beach; this town-on-the-sea is home to beachfront restaurants, a little nightlife, and many other amenities for a quiet beach town. Our Samara travel guide takes you to the family-friendly white sands of this one-stop-shop for … [Read more...]