Vacations In Costa Rica – Make The Most Out Of This Surfer’s Paradise

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:

Playa Pavones

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.

Playa Guiones

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.

Playa Tamarindo

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.

Salsa Brava

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.

If you want to learn more about Costa Rica, choose one of our Costa Rica vacation packages. For more information, check our contact page or call us at 916 688 3700. We are available 24/7 to assist you.

9 Things To Do In Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is a beautiful beach resort on the western coast of Mexico. You can find Cabo San Lucas at the end of the Baja peninsula, and its popularity is always on the rise. So much so, it is officially the fastest growing destination in the whole of Mexico. Here at Only Travel Group, we have an exciting array of options when it comes to Cabo San Lucas vacation packages. We cater for all budgets, and we are sure we can make your vacation to Cabo San Lucas, the best vacation you’ve ever had!

In this short article we will focus on the ten top things to do when you’re next in Cabo San Lucas. If this doesn’t make you want to book your next trip, we don’t know what will.

El Arco de Cabo San Lucas & Land’s End

Within Cabo San Lucas, El Arco is the most famous landmark, and Land’s End marks the end of the Baja Peninsula. Offering stunning rock formations and a completely natural arc, it really is a beautiful sight. The locals suggest that every four years or so, the tide changes, meaning the beach emerges and it’s possible for you to walk underneath the Arch.

Scuba Diving

The oceans off of Cabo San Lucas, have earned the justified reputation of “aquarium of the world.” This is because it plays home to more than three hundred varieties of fish. The varieties are just mesmerizing with all the colors, shapes and sizes you can imagine. If you’re searching for Nemo, there’s a good chances he’s in Cabo San Lucas.


If scuba diving isn’t really your thing, snorkeling offers the same opportunities, at a fraction of the price. It also offers you a little more freedom, from the point of view you won’t have a huge air tank strapped to your back. As with scuba diving there’s a massive plethora of fish, whilst the ocean offers incredible visibility. Typically speaking, the visibility of the water in Cabo San Lucas is fifty feet.

Eat Fresh Fruits & Seafood

When it comes to fresh fruit, Cabo San Lucas does things a little differently. Of course you can ask for your fruit plain, however the locals like to spice things up with some fresh herbs and seasonings. The locals consider it to be the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and savory.

The Principal Marina

With a real variety of shops, delicious restaurants, welcoming bars, and brilliant opportunities for people-watching, the principal marina really has something for everyone. There are also a number of local vendors selling local cuisine and their recreational services. Recreational activities you can sign-up for in the marina include kayaking, scuba diving, boat trips, glass bottom tours etc. There really is something for everyone. If you are looking for a more authentic experience involving less tourists, you will have to wander further into town.


Buy all the souvenirs for friends and families back home, or just enjoy the sunshine as you amble through town. Engaging the senses, you can admire colorful displays, taste delicious food, barter with locals, and most of all have lots of fun. You might even find yourself a bargain! Generally speaking, the souvenirs can be a little expensive but obviously act as a great remembrance from your incredible vacation!


Mexico’s largest zip-wire can be found in Cabo San Lucas. This is fantastic day out for any adrenaline-junkie, and is located just a short drive from the main town. It is currently the fastest, highest and longest zip-line in Mexico, and offers individuals a unique perspective of the beautiful landscape below.

Bars & Clubs

The bar and club scene is fairly seasonal in Cabo San Lucas. Lots of students and younger people will arrive for spring-break, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere in the town. Whereas, seasonal drinkers and holiday-makers are more likely to be found in a nice beach-front bar, enjoying the view. Whether you’re here to truly let your hair down, or just want to chill out with a rum cocktail, Cabo San Lucas will have a place for you! Some highlights include Giggling Marlin, Nowhere Bar, The Office, and perhaps the best of them all, Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Chill Out

Offering more than twenty miles of coast line, you are sure to find your perfect beach. The laid-back atmosphere of the coastal town also is difficult to break. Whether your idea of chilling out, is drinking cocktails on a beach-front bar, or kayaking to a nearby island, Cabo San Lucas caters for all. Make your dream vacation a reality, and get in touch with Only Travel Group now.

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Cabo San Lucas really does have something for everyone, and there’s way more to see and do than listed above. With the help of Only Travel Group, and their incredible Cabo San Lucas vacation packages, we are sure that we can help your dream vacation become a reality.

What are you waiting for? Give Only Travel Group a call now on 916 688 3700.