Costa Rica is one of the best surfing destinations in the world. It’s far less crowded then the waters of the more well-known surfing hot spots. It also features four coasts that offer some of the best waves in one single area in the world. You are sure to find the perfect set to ride to shore. Pristine Agency invites you to come with us as we take a closer look at some of the areas must try destinations.
The Caribbean Coast surf season doesn’t last long and the best waves are produced by the tropical storms that hit off the Mexican coast. Despite the short life however, these storms often produce some of the biggest and best waves in the world. In fact, these waves can be so wild that should only be left to veteran riders. The best place to catch these waves is at Puerto Viejo located in the Limon province. Waves here can sometimes carry more than 20 surfers at a time.
The most visited area of Costa Rica is on the North Pacific Coast. Here you will find some of the best surfing. One of the best wave breaks can be found at Playa Naranjo, also known as Witch’s Rock. This is a less populated area of the country so you won’t find any hotels or resorts nearby. For those that are trying to get a better feel for surfing though, you can stay at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. It’s the perfect place for beginners to get instruction and learn the basics.
If you are looking for a livelier locale to surf the day away and then have yourself a little nightlife, the Central Pacific Coast is the perfect place for you. It is easily accessible and close to San Jose. This is also where you will find a long ride. If the conditions are just right at Boca Barranca, you can ride its waves for over a half a mile. It’s the best place to surf in Costa Rica if you longboard.
The South Pacific Coast is probably the most uninhabited area, and has some of the last remaining areas of Pacific Coastal rainforests. Playa Dominical is perfect for all skill levels and has beautiful landscapes to gaze upon as you ride your wave back in. For those that truly want to set out on a surfing adventure, head to Pavones. It is an eight hour car ride from San Jose, so if you plan on staying you’re going to have to pack some camping gear. One of the longest rides in the world is here, as you can ride some of its waves for three quarters of a mile.
Hopefully you can set out on an adventure to catch the waves on all the coasts. If not, guess you will just have to come back again to make sure that you get to surf all these gems of Costa Rican surf spots.