Costa Rica is without a doubt a total paradise for anyone, the perfect destination to take a time off of all those ordinary days in our lives and find the disconnect of the world that sometimes we need to recharge energy. If you like to surf, Costa Rica’s beaches have all you need to achieve that perfect wave that you want, join us to talk a little bit about the top 5 beaches to surf In Costa Rica.
1. Roca Bruja, Playa Naranjo
Located in the northeast portion of Guanacaste, Playa Naranjo is located in the Santa Rosa National Park. Playa Naranjo has golden sands and rock formations very pronounced; surfing is very consistent here for both experienced surfers who want long waves or get into smaller waves, the wind blows from the northeast, making the southwest a perfect place for bigger waves. The best time to surf in Roca Bruja is during the dry season, especially from December to March.
2. Santa Teresa beach
This beach is located on the western border of the Nicoya Peninsula.
With constant winds, the tides of Santa Teresa have attracted hundreds of surfers from all over the world. The waters here are not rated, which welcomes surfers of any level. The waves here range from moderate to strong. Although sailing conditions are top notch throughout the year, the best time to visit Santa Teresa beach is from May to December, which is the tropical rainy season also called “green season”.
3. Avellanas beach
Located in Guanacaste, this beach has amazing waves that can reach up to 5.5 meters in height, making it an ideal for experienced surfers from all over the world. The waves are spectacular throughout the year, coming from both the northern and southern hemispheres. The most popular places are La Purruja, a cliff located in front of El Palo, as well as the legendary El Estero de Avellanas, which is considered to be one of the best in Costa Rica.
4. Guiones Beach, Nosara
With white sand and located along the stunning coastline of the Nicoya Peninsula, Playa Guiones is an excellent surfing destination in Costa Rica.
It is not necessary to be a professional to enjoy the waves in Playa Guiones. In fact, there are a number of schools and instructors for beginners who want to stand on a board or for experienced surfers who simply want to perfect their technique. The sandy bottom and uncrowded waters make it an ideal place for beginners to learn how to surf.
5. Tamarindo beach
This beach located in Guanacaste is a good place for novice surfers because the waves and wind are known for being calm, so those who only have a little experience will be able to surf very easily. If you do not have the necessary experience, you can always sign up for some surfing lessons. If you are more experienced, you can sign up for personalized surf tour.