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Surfing in Costa Rica. Go For The Wave!

No matter if they are left and right beach breakers, or rocks and coral bottom. Costa Rica is a country that is blessed not only with consistent waves year round but also many great surf spots with more than a dozen breakers and warm waters.

Despite the fact that Costa Rica is a legendary surfing destination in Central America, crowds are not usually a problem. If you are a fan of pointbreaks Costa Rica is your ideal destination. There are also tons of spots just waiting to be discovered. Costa Rica surfing is definitely recommended and for the adventurous it could be the trip of a lifetime. Lets face it!

There are also several amazing surf camps that offer accommodation, meals and good surf lessons.

Whether you are a professional surfer, a passionate surfer or a beginner who wants to take advantage of your trip and include this experience, don't hesitate to contact us and we will organize a trip full of surfing experiences for you. From Rutas Costa Rica we contact with best professionals to organize the best surf lessons or if you prefer, a complete trip focusing on this sport.

Its geography makes it a classic trip choice, having two coastlines — the Caribbean and the Pacific. The Pacific coast is divided into three regions: north, center and south.

Surfing in avellana beach


Although there are consistent breaks the year round, the major swell season to surf here is February, and April to August.

Between the highlights points to practice this we remark the following ones: Witch´s Rock, Ollie´s Point, Playa Grande, Playa Avellana, Playa Negra, Nosara and Santa Teresa. Across locations you will find surf camps, hotels, restaurants and great atmosphere. If you are new to surfing and are looking for good breaks for beginners, go to Tamarindo or Nosara.

Sun, white sand beaches, turquoise waters, perfect waves, plenty of space and less people. Our favorite place is Playa Avellana, probably the best place to surf on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. We love it because it is suitable for beginners and also there are great centers and Instructors who adapt to the level of anyone.

Surfing in playa hermosa beach


In the central Pacific the best breakers are in Playa Hermosa and Dominical, and if we go further south we will come up with the swells that come from the south becoming into this area the second longest left wave in the world, Specifically in Pavones is where you can enjoy this break. But in Cabo Matapalo at the southern extreme of the Osa Peninsula you can enjoy a day of surfing.

Most of the best months are April to October, however there are waves all year round.

Surfing in negra beach


The South Caribean is a famous area for producing two world class waves. Isla Uvita, is an island with a reef bottom located in front of Puerto Limon and can only be accessed by boat. Then we have Salsa Brava, which is a spot of right and left, located in Puerto Viejo. The best surfing months are by the end of January to March; July, August and also November and December. Avoid April, May, September and October.

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At Rutas Costa Rica, we try to include the best quality-price ratio to accommodate your trip and budget. Not only do we appreciate the proximity of the hotel as well as the flexibility and kindness of their staff, but also that the establishment can be a part of the total trip experience, either by the privileged location or by the particularity of your hosts.

On the other hand, private trips allow us to personalize our tours and choose our own routes. Because of this, we are not bound to fixed schedules so we can adjust them according to the preferences of each traveler.

Traveling in Costa Rica usually takes time as not all roads are asphalted and their maximum allowed speed is usually 80 km/h. From San Jose to Tortuguero, the trip can take about 5-6 hours between car and boat and the same amount of time is needed to go from Tortuguero to La Fortuna. The same is the case with traveling from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Limon in the Caribbean area of Costa Rica. It usually takes 4-5 hours if we are lucky and don’t find any accident or other problem on the road. We keep such factors in mind in order to make the most of the days and reduce the traveling time as much as possible. Sometimes, we use domestic flights as well as other private transport that allow us to organize the trip and stops just the way we want it.

When there is no choice than to spend a few more hours on the road, we try to make that time pass in the utmost comfort and privacy we can provide. For such journeys, we recommend that you be patient and don’t stop looking through the window as the magnificent green views of the Tico’s landscape might surprise you.

The relationship created with the guide in a private trip is much stronger and enriching than the guide in a group tour. In most of our trips, you will cross national parks, volcanoes, and rivers together with your guide, an expert eco-guide who will tell you many stories about the country.

Our trips include tickets to national parks as well as domestic flights with allowed luggage and international travel insurance.

We are absolutely sure that there is always a possibility to explore a country in another way, even if it is as popular and well-known as Costa Rica. To plan yours, you will need to tell us about your preferences, ideas, and your budget. We will adapt to these factors and design a personalized trip to Costa Rica that you will never forget. You will return home with the unforgettable memories of traveling the beautiful land of the Ticos and your stay there.

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