Gaslamp Recomends: Surfing in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Caribbean on the other. What this means is that you can go to many different surf spots and ride many different waves in a short period of time. In one day you could surf two world class spots and be ready to surf some more. Another great thing is a lot of people surf and a greater number of people speak English, so finding your way around or getting info about the surfing scene is no problem.

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 Planning your trip

Central Pacific: This is certainly an area of CR you do not want to miss out on. First of all it has a great Beach Break (Playa Hermosa) which that alone deserves a whole trip. Playa Hermosa and Jaco are probably Costa Rica’s biggest surfing communities and everybody going to Costa Rica to surf usually starts there. It is a great place to get a feel of things, see the many options available. You can also meet lots of people who can give you tons of info of the whole surfing scene in Costa Rica.






Nothern Pacific

This area is known as Guanacaste and houses some of the most beautiful beaches in the planet. The waves in this area are just as amazing. Among the most popular destinations here are Roca Bruja (Whitch’s Rock) and Ollies Point.

Southern Pacific

This area probably houses the biggest concentration of undiscovered surf spots in the whole country. This is a vast area of Costa Rica that is covered with rain forest, and getting to some of this places requires a boat. But the waves here are amazing!! Pavones is a very popular destinations and it has one of the longest waves in the world.


Here is where it gets serious! If you are looking for fast tubular waves forming in shallow coral reef, you have to go to Limon! Limon has beaches like Salsa Brava, Manzanillo & Cahuita with some of the best Reef Brakes in the country.


What are you waiting for! This could be the surf trip you have always dreamed of!


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