COSTA RICA SURF POINTS AND REGIONS
Province Of Limon
Located in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Reserve, 20 km south of Puerto Viejo, at the north end of this beach is a quick break. Unlike the south, where it is almost impossible because the area is heavily protected by a barrier reef.
Also, surfing is a sport often practiced on this beach, as opposed to diving, kayaking, hiking in the reserve and to observe nesting turtles in the lagoon near the Gandoca-Manzanillo, and much more yet. Although the road is unpaved, four-wheel drive is not necessary. The rooms are rustic and there are many nearby restaurants with excellent cuisine, Caribbean cuisine for hungry visitors.
An area with sailing conditions, but best known for the largest and most powerful wave in Costa Rica, "Salsa Brava" or "average Salsa". This wave typical Hawaiian style, built in deep water and breaks the surface of coral reefs, thick and bulky. His right is usually full (of water), tubular and left, gives a short trip, but sweet. Puerto Viejo is about three hours from San José. Restaurants and hotels are available in the region.
Playa Negra Cahuita
A wave big break, it is not known so it is little visited. However, there are waves all year round. To get to Playa Negra, take the road to Puerto Viejo, after 2 km turn left before the Cahuita National Park. After about 10 minutes drive from here, you can find a secret guarded by some surfers like Americans currently living in the region. The area has catidad best places to eat and stay.
A band breaking wave that extends south of Limon Cahuita, offering lefts and rights that tend to close when the edge becomes very large. We recommend staying in Limon or Cahuita.
The island lies off the coast of Limon, where there is a break on the rocks on the left, perfect, but dangerous. It is located about 20 minutes by boat from Limon, if possible, the trip can be done at certain times of the year.
This is a reef point breaks, it is known for his left podeosa thick and dangerous. Easy access to near Limon.
The North Caribbean Coast
Fully understood the Coast Tortuguero National Park, where some of the longest rivers empty into the Costa Rican Caribbean Sea, a section that breaks eprovoca endless surf. The extreme conditions and the presence of sharks at the mouth of rivers, that does not stop at the internet. Most tourists visit the region for fishing at the mouth or to navigate the canals of Tortuguero and access to its rich biodiversity. From July to November, visitors come to witness the nesting green turtles. There is accommodation for the night. The most convenient way to get there is by plane or rent a boat about 2 miles north of Playa Bonita or a small port 7 km north of Limon.
A breaking point now with very fast and hollow waves. Located about 270 kilometers from San Jose with access to almost zero.
You can rent a boat in Playas del Coco or Playa Ocotal. This beach has no facilities, but camping is possible.
Playa Naranjo (Roca Bruja)
This is one of the best beaches in the country breaks, with winds at sea (offshore) Diceimbre very strong in March.
This remote place is located in Santa Rosa National Park, about 38 km north of Liberia. Need a good 4x4. For longer stays, have affected some areas of the park, but faciliades available. You can also get there by boat from El Coco or Ocotal. Do not forget the mosquito net.
This flood wave is 20 minutes north of Tamarindo. This is a recent acquisition of National Parks, in an attempt to protect the area, which is a nesting site for the skin of a turtle shell.
It is accessible by land, by car or on foot 45 minutes into the estuary from Tamarindo beach below. There are a couple of places available for hotels and restaurants.
A good location for surfing in the North Pacific. Plenty of hotels and restaurants, accommodation is available and accessible, with surf shops and facilities to repair tables. Consistent surf spots: Pico small, rocky point, the Estero, an excellent break in the mouth and place of Henry, another point of breaking rock.
A break point to the right and left as loops at the mouth of a small river, located 1 km from Tamarindo. Easily accessible. Visit Jaco Beach Restaurants
Surfers are 2 options, a beautiful beach with allocation failure of the estuary and the famous "Little Hawaii." Located 10 km from Tamarindo and now easily accessible by road. There are accommodations and restaurants available.
One of the best rights in the North Pacific. Located 350 km from San Jose, accessible all year, but a 4x4 is advisable during the rainy season, just 5 miles south of hazelnuts, easily accessible, but four-wheel drive is recommended. Availability of facilities.
A breaking wave on the right and left. The route of 350 km from San Jose through the Nicoya Peninsula takes about 5 hours. Meals and lodging available in the region.
Playa Coyote, Mal Pais and Cabuya
With beautiful beach breaks and reefs in the remote region of the Nicoya Peninsula, where four-wheel drive is necessary because the rivers and heavy mud. Roads are the most vital accommodation and other property when traveling it by Coyote in Mal Pais.
Central Pacific Coast
This is a mouth with a long curve to the left, located 100 km from San José and easily accessible, close to the main street. Boca Barranca services abound attracts hundreds of surfers from around the world.
This izquierdan excellently located 3 miles south of Boca Barranca and breaks off the jetty at the mouth, near the port. Best when there is wave (wave).
Tivives range and the value
Featuring a variety of waves, the wave breaks (Tivives) to a rocky point (Valor). The rights of good quality and leftists are 10 km south of Boca Barranca where the sidewalk ends at the waterfront carrtera before the start of Jaco.
A case of barriers with interruptions to the right and left. In good waves (peak) point can be a bit "cluttered locally, which dominates the upper part.
One of the most visited cities in the surf in Costa Rica and is located 2 hours from San Jose (140 km). In cases where a wide range of attractions, surf shops, repair shops tables, cabins, hotels, campsites and restaurants. Jaco itself is a fun beach holiday and is home of the best surfers of Costa Rica tends to close the long waves (waves), but its central location and a wide range of attractions make this a good basis for adventurous surfers.
Roca Loca is located at the south end of Jaco Beach, near the cliff constanera road. The waves are immersed rights deceptive breaks in the rocky zone with shadows and get much better when there are waves of time.
It is just 10 minutes south of Jaco and the beach is more consistent in their breaks, throughout the region, where he profunas waters offshore and wave exposure, have formed a series of sandbars. Also see Surf in Costa Rica for Surf Packages
The sandbar is preferred to sail against a large tree known as the "almond". You can scan up and down the beach from a ridge just perfect for you. There are all kinds of facilities nearby.
Esterillos Oeste, Esterillos Este, Bejuco, Boca Damas
This is an area with good potential for anyone hoping to avoid having to navigate away divided. There are many beach breaks with conditions similar to those of Playa Hermosa. Access is easy and there are certain services.
SOUTH PACIFIC COAST
There is a little left at the mouth of the estuary just outside of town and there are a wide variety of good beach breaks in the region. Quepos is 45 minutes from Jaco. With Manuel Antonio National Park and white sand beaches just across the hill, accommodation and restaurants abound.
Located along the road to Manuel Antonio and just after the National Park entrance, this distribution of the wave can be fun when the swell enters the bay. Most Internet users prefer a heavy right at the north end of the beach. There are many hotels, restaurants, bars, shows, surf shops and places repair tables WE repair.
Playa El Rey
With the break-shortening of the crest of the wave. Just 25 minutes south of Quepos on unpaved road in Playa Dominical, turn right at Roncador. For lodging and restaurant recommended Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
Another large and powerful waves break much like Playa Hermosa, but with a much more lush and tropical. Another semi-secret reef break and took in this area. Accessible by a trip south of Quepos rural roads or travel five hours on the paved road from San Jose. There are many excellent restaurants and accommodation.
Accessible only by boat is faster and the town of Sierpe, this remote has several areas of long powerful waves during a great wave. Rights Rio Claro is about 30-40 minutes walk along the coast and through the jungles of Drake Bay. True adventurers can explore the coast of the prestigious National Park and Corovado far, which is about an hour and a half boat. Several hotels, cottages, campsites and restaurants, are in Drake Bay, but the fields are required elsewhere.
This is just excellent across the Golfo Dulce from Pavones, which can often be seen during breaks away long waves. Users can drive there with the Pan American Highway in a 4x4, instead.
You can also rent a boat from Pavones or Golfito or local businesses can fly to Puerto Jimenez where you can take a taxi to where you want. There are several remote locations that have homes, but the site is a must if you want to wake up and see the ocean from your bed.
Considered one of the longest left in the world, this point is located 400 km south of the province of San Jose (8 hours by car). For those who wish to drive, local airlines can fly to Golfito, where you can take a taxi or bus to Pavones. There are good facilities and travel, but the site is always a possibility, if you're not afraid of heavy rains during the rainy season.
Very remote with few breaks in the reef, south of Pavones and accessible only by boat. The structures are closer to Pavones.
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