אם אתם קוראים את השורות האלו, כנראה שגם לכם יש חלום לצאת לטיול בלתי נשכח, חלום שמשלב ביקור באחת הארצות היפות ביותר בעולם ביחד עם הספורט האהוב עליכם או שתמיד חלמתם להתנסות בו- הגלישה. קוסטה ריקה היא אכן המקום להגשים חלום זה, והיא ידועה בחופיה היפיפיים ובתנאי הים המאפשרים לכל גולש, מתחיל או מקצוען למצוא את הגלים המתאימים לו. חופיה היפיפיים והגלים הייחודיים מושכים אליה גולשים מכל העולם.
That the list of the best surfing beaches in costa rica:
A small town in South Costa Rica that boasts the longest wave in Costa Rica and the second longest in the world, Pavones is a must-have for any experienced surfer. The notorious waves brought the legendary windswept Robbie Nash to the town, who managed to continuously surf for more than a mile and for more than two minutes. However, these beautiful waves are not consistent throughout the year. It is recommended to visit during the rainy season, April to November, when Sawal begins.
A reserve located on the Ausa Peninsula in front of Pavones, Metapalo is a discovery that tourists hardly know—a virgin jungle and paradise for experienced surfers. The waves are on a global scale with three excellent point breaks.
Dominical is a coastal town visited by surfers from all over the world due to its exceptionally high waves. You can stay in hostels right on the beach, close to the ocean and magnificent waves. The beach is perfect for experienced surfers—but the high currents and proximity of coral reefs to the beach make it unsuitable for swimming. The advantage of this is that tourists rarely reach the town unless, of course, they are obsessed with surfing. The beach in Dominical also perfect for beginners.
Uvita is a coastal town located in the heart of “Marino Blena” Nature Reserve, especially popular between December and April when you can watch the whales migrate. Unlike other surfing beaches in costa rica, this narrow strip of land is surrounded by the sea on both sides. It is a beautiful beach with white sand and clear blue water and has excellent conditions for swimming and a variety of water sports. The Uvita beach is suitable for the whole family. There are many sea and land attractions in the area, and the waves are perfect for beginners. Anyone who wants to learn to surf will surely find a reputable surfing school.
Jaco is the most modern coastal town in Costa Rica. The city is accessible and is only an hour drive from the San Jose airport, making it comfortable for families. It has all the necessities for a trip with the family like a variety of hotels, restaurants and many attractions. The beach in Jaco is perfect for beginner and expert surfers, and you can find surfing schools and various shops that sell and rent equipment for surfing. Jaco is best choice between other surfing beaches in costa rica. Experienced surfers also visit Jaco because it is only a short drive to beaches for more professional surfers—such as Hermosa Beach, which is just five minutes away—with pipes and Beach Break for experienced surfers only.
Boca Barranca is a beach just north of Jaco, known for its very long left wave that sometimes reaches a mile long. They are the second longest waves after those of Pavones. The beach is very accessible and comfortable, has parking and showers, and is spectacular in its beauty. It is recommended to visit during the dry season, because the wet season causes erosion from the river, bringing dirt.
A surfer’s village located at the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula, Santa Teresa is great for both experienced and beginner surfers. The unique location of the beach creates three major breaks, each giving different surfing conditions ranging from waves reaching huge heights to gentle waves that are suitable for novice surfers. The village has surfing schools, surfing equipment shops and convenient access.
Tamarindo is a small town in the western Nicosia peninsula and is very friendly and comfortable for tourists. The beach in the city is extremely accessible, and the sea is suitable for beginner surfers. The town has shops and surfing schools, and around the city there are other extraordinary beaches. Professional and experienced surfers are recommended to travel to the beaches located north and south of Tamarindo, such as Playa Grande, Playa Langosta, and more.
A surfing trip in Costa Rica allows you to not only experience the physical act of surfing beaches in costa rica, but it also gives you an opportunity to immerge yourself the surfing culture. Surfing for sport is an inseparable part of the daily lives of Costa Rican residents who live in coastal towns like Jaco, Puerto Viejo and Tamarindo. In these cities you can find surfing schools, a place to rent or buy surfboards, surfing equipment stores and anything else you could possibly need on a surfing trip. In these towns you will get the best tips from the locals who are experts on the waves and their beach conditions.
Despite its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world. In addition to its picturesque beaches, it is recommended that you travel and see the rest of the country’s natural wonders—the rainforests, diverse species of animals, volcanoes, nature reserves, tree trekking, horseback riding and breathtaking views—all waiting for you in Costa Rica.
My name is Tony, the owner of the Las Orquideas Hotel and surfing school in the coastal town of Jaco, and I would be happy to host you during your visit to Costa Rica. Our surfing school offers surfing lessons from ages five and up and provide an English-speaking teacher. We are here to help you discover the best surfing beaches in costa rica.