Surfing in Costa Rica

by rpetersen

I have a 15 year old son who just took up surfing.   We live in the central valley of Costa Rica and the quickest hop over to surfing beach in Costa Rica is the 1.5 hour drive to  Jaco Beach and Playa Hermosa.   You know when they are motivated when they are willing to get up at 5:30 am for drive out to Jaco surf for a couple of hours and then head back to San Jose after lunch.  By the looks of this it may become a frequent trip.  Costa Rica is a haven for surfers.  The country has many beaches that offer first class surfing for surfers that are really experienced and to those that are just learing like my son.   Here are some of the most popular surfing beaches in Costa Rica.

Southern Pacific of Cosa Rica

Playa Pavones.   Known to have one of the longest point breaks in the world.  It is a long drive about 8 hours from San Jose.

Playa Dominical

Central Pacific of Costa Rica

Playa Hermosa Jaco

Playa Doña Ana Puntarenas

Northern Pacific of Costa Rica

Playa Avellanas

Playa Tamarindo

Playa Grande

Nicoya Peninunsula of Costa Rica


Playa Santa Teresa

Playa Carmen

Playa Mal Pais

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