If you’re into surf and you’re not so sure where to go on your next holiday, you might want to keep reading and discover our Costa Rica vacation packages. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert wave rider, Costa Rica is the ultimate surfers’ paradise in Central America.
Costa Rica is known for its progressive environmental policies and that reflects very obviously on its stunning landscapes. With the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, beautiful beaches are not scarce. In fact, ecotourism is one of the booming sectors of Costa Rica’s overall flourishing economy. It is the only country to meet all five UNDP criteria established to measure environmental sustainability.
Since 1847 when Costa Rica formally declared sovereignty it has remained one of the most stable, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America. It has consistently received positive scores in terms of Human Development Index (HDI), and it has been cited by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for attaining much higher human development than other countries at the same income level, showing better records on human development and inequality than the median of the region. Its rapidly developing economy, once heavily dependent on agriculture, has diversified to include sectors such as finance, pharmaceuticals, and tourism.
Choosing one of our Costa Rica vacation packages will allow you to enjoy the best of this natural paradise for surfers who visit its beaches from all over the world. Costa Rica has a tropical climate all year, hence being perfect for a surfer’s getaway any time of the year. One of the reasons that make Costa Rica such an attractive destiny -besides its geographic proximity– is the high quality of its medical services, and lower medical costs. Just keep in mind that since 2012, Costa Rica is subject to some of the most restrictive regulations in the world for smokers.
So Which Are The Best Beaches For Surfing In Costa Rica?
In no particular order, here are some of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica:
This beach is the real deal, it’s prestige comes from its left point break, which offers one of the longest and most epic rides of the world, making it a favourite for the most serious surfers since it demands strength and plenty of skills to stay on your feet as the bottom is rather rocky. Experts say the best time to surf at Pavones is from May to October.
Playa Hermosa (near Jacó)
Playa Jacó is a famous beginner spot and five minutes away from it, is Playa Hermosa. Depending on the weather and the conditions the waves can be huge or just big enough for a fun ride. However, conditions may change faster than you think. If you’re looking for powerful, hollow and fast waves, you might want to visit this spot as part of our Costa Rica vacation packages.
If you are up for some surfing lessons, this is your spot. There are lots of surfing schools in Guiones and the waves in this beach drop rather easily, these consistent and somewhat gentle waves are perfect for beginners and intermediates. Nevertheless, more experimented surfers are also well acquainted for. This beach offers a perfect place to practice cutbacks and other advanced tricks.
Swell and tides may vary but this still remains a daily favourite for surfers of all levels.
This is probably the country’s top surf and party spot. It has the most bars, hotels, restaurants and of course, tourists. However, it’s still a good place to catch some waves. In spite of being known mostly for the party, it’s a great surfing beach. It also belongs to the Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas de Guanacaste, making the beach attractive to all ages.
This beach is located on the Caribbean Coast in Puerto Viejo, and it offers real hardcore surfing. Massive waves that break extremely large and powerful over a floor of sharp coral reef. A real jewel for the most daring and dauntless amongst the pros.
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