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Where to surf in Costa Rica ?

by Los Clavos 01 mars 2018
Costa Rica is famous for its endless beaches, its volcanos and its biodiversity. It also has gained a great reputation for its numerous surf spots and excellent surfing conditions all year long. 
Here is a selection of surf spots ordered by surf level so you know where to surf in Costa Rica.

Where to surf in Costa Rica when you are a beginner ? 

Of course surfers of all levels surf the following breaks; but beginners will have for sure the most fun : 
- Playa Tamarindo: one of the most popular beginner surf spot in Costa Rica - sandy bottoms and mellow waves 
- Playa Samara is knowed for its small waves - you can even paddle baord there
- Playa Jaco: also known for its nightlife and its many surf schools all along the surf spots

Where to surf in Costa Rica when you are intermediate/good surfer ? 

Bigger waves, shorter boards, more adrenalin... here is where you want to surf in Costa Rica when you are more than a beginner (or at least when you think you are :-) 
- Santa Teresa: so beautiful that even if you don't surf you will love it !  
- Playa Manzanillo: near Santa Teresa - offers big barrels from left to right 
- Playa Hermosa: 4km from Jaco - the perfect place to chill and surf 
- Playa Grande: a little bit North of Tamarindo - one of the best surf spots in Costa Rica 
We hope you liked our "where to surf in Costa Rica?" surf spot selection ! 
Enjoy your rides and see you in the water in Costa Rica or anywhere else in the world :-) 


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