Surf en Costa Rica

Con cientos de playas a lo largo de la costa, los surfers se han dirigido durante mucho tiempo a las olas de Costa Rica, marcando las rutas mucho antes de que los destinos tuvieran carreteras pavimentadas o supermercados. De hecho, muchas de las playas más populares de Costa Rica han sido destinos de surf durante décadas e ideales para instruirse en el surf, mientras que otras son principalmente para expertos.

Expert Surfer or Beginner, Santa Teresa Has a Wave for You — 365 Days a Year  Costa Rica
Expert Surfer or Beginner, Santa Teresa Has a Wave for You — 365 Days a Year

Nicoya Peninsula

First time out on the waves? Don't worry, there's no shortage of excellent instructors ready to help you learn to surf or help refine your technique. Need a break from the waves? Santa Teresa is situated along the Nicoya Peninsula, which is an excellent place to snorkel, fish or hike through Costa Rica first nature preserve, the Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve.

If this surf adventure includes children, you can walk along the rockier sections of beach to show them the creatures caught in tide pools. In between waves, you can take a nap on one of your hotel's hammocks, and close your eyes as dappled sunlight streams through palm trees. When the sun sets and it's time to come in from the last wave, you can reflect on your day over fresh ceviche and beers while reggae plays in the background.

Nosara Beaches Are a Surfer's Paradise  Costa Rica
Nosara Beaches Are a Surfer's Paradise

Nicoya Peninsula
Dominical The Growing Town Built on Steady Surf Costa Rica
Dominical The Growing Town Built on Steady Surf

South Pacific

Still finding your surfing groove? The nearby Playa Dominicalito is a good option for beginner surfers. This absolutely beautiful beach is also better for visitors who prefer to swim.

When you're ready to take a break from surfing, consider seeing more of nature on trips to see the Nauyaca Waterfalls, into Corcovado National Park or out to Isla de Cano

In town, you'll find authentic Costa Rican surf culture and laidback accommodations. There are lots of options for budget travelers as well as upscale retreats.