Finding the ultimate surf adventure in Costa Rica is easy to do. All you need is a brief outline of the different surf spots, a good idea of how to get there and some idea of when the waves are best.
Costa Rica can be divided into 4 surf regions: Caribbean, North Pacific, Central Pacific and Southern Pacific.
The Caribbean coastline has a defined surf season from January to March and from July to October. Strong storms in the Caribbean often send short but powerful swells crashing onto world class breaks.
The Northern Pacific generally has good surf year round. The consistent “Papagayo” winds from December to March and the storms in the Northern Hemisphere create ideal waves.
The Central Pacific is an exposed stretch of coast line many surfers regard as having the most consistent waves year round. The close access to San Jose, great restaurants and nightlife make this area ideal place to start a surf adventure.
The South Pacific has a wide range of waves to choose from. Some of the best known spots like the famous point break called Pavones require a southern swell, usually from July to November.
Costa Rica’s diversity and variety of surf spots make it possible to surf great waves all year long. The short travel distances and different regions provide surfers with the chance to explore beautiful Costa Rica and surf a wide variety of world class breaks. There are waves for every skill level and best of all; you will be surfing in warm water all year long.
If you need information about surfing and vacation rentals in Costa Rica and the Jaco Beach area send us an email or give us a call.
Thanks for your time,
Jerry “bubba” Hallstrom
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DOLPHIN / WHALE WATCHING: Dolphins are usually everywhere plus we do see the occasional whale. HORSEBACK RIDING: Available in most places, who hasn’t wanted to ride a horse on a beach. HOT SPRINGS / SPA: Available only in a few places, the best in romantic and relaxing getaways. KAYAKING: Available in several places, white water or ocean kayaks – cheap water fun. LAKE FISHING: Fish for the Guapote (Central American Bass) at Lake Arenal and Lake Nicaragua, great fighters on light tackle. MOTORCYCLE / QUAD RENTAL: Available in several places, great fun, wear your helmet. NATIONAL PARKS: Available in most areas, great tours, see wildlife and beautiful scenery.
PARAGLIDING: Available in a few places…try it if you get a chance…a few moments of panic followed by the best ride of your life. RIVER FISHING: Fly fish for Trout in the high mountain streams, fish the jungle rivers for giant Tarpon and Snook. SHOPPING: Available everywhere, take home some souvenirs and coffee SURF / BOOGIE BOARD: Available in the most popular towns, what the hell…give it a shot.
TURTLE WATCHING: Available only at certain times and certain places but for some the thrill of a lifetime.
VOLCANO TOUR: Available almost everywhere, good family trip. WHITE WATER RAFTING: Scenic and serene beauty followed by wet and wild adrenalin rush. WINDSURFING: Available at a few places, Lake Arenal is famous for its windsurfing