Eager to catch a wave on your next trip? Costa Rica is one of the world’s surfing hot spots, its fantastic waves lure surfers from around the globe.
Surfing in Costa Rica is perfect for both experienced and beginner surfers, because it offers a wide variety of exotic beaches. Don’t mind your level of surfing, the hard choice will be to select the perfect destination!
Exploring the Right Surf Spots
Avoid crowded beaches. There are some pristine destinations in the Pacific Coast with world-class beaches that might be better suited for you.
The Nicoya Peninsula has amazing geographic features like rock points, sandbars, spits, reefs and other breakers that create the waves of a surfer’s dream. This breathtaking peninsula features great beaches, inviting accommodations and friendly locals. If you’re looking for the best surf options, these might be it:
An Enchanting Surf Spot
Witch’s Rock is sited in the largest national park of the country, Santa Rosa. This amazing beach features endless tubes and the waves break powerfully over a floor of sand.
It’s surrounded by nature and you’ll no doubt see whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays bathing in the sea while you’re patiently waiting for the next wave.
This paradisiac beach is one of the best kept secrets in Costa Rica. Ollie’s Point, or Potrero Grande, is a right-hand point break located only a few miles north of Witch’s Rock. This destination is recommended for more advanced surfers.
Take a glance to the Costa Rica Surf Map and discover these amazing locations in the North Pacific!
Now that you know the perfect destination, don’t forget the basics:
- Before leaping into the sea, get all the information you need about the beach like the presence of currents, weather conditions, waves, and soil type (sand or coral).
- Remember to wear your leash, for your own safety and that of others.
- Stay alert about sea conditions, as this is a dynamic environment.
- If you are a beginner, look for little congested areas in order to avoid hitting a bather.
- Enjoy the great Costa Rican waves and sunsets!
Can’t wait to visit these amazing beaches?
No matter which destination you choose, our hotel is located just around the corner from Witch’s Rock and Ollie ́s Point. We will gladly arrange the perfect surfing trip for you! And if you’re interested in learning, all surfing lessons are taught by experts. You can book our exclusive surfing tour here!