Costa Rica is known for its miles of white sandy beaches, monkeys swinging in the trees that line the sand and endless waves that begged to be ridden. With the name Costa Rica meaning the “rich coast”, it certainly lives up to its name by having some of the best surfing destinations in the world. From beginner to advanced, there is a wave for everyone along one of Costa Rica’s hundreds of beaches. Paired with the friendly locals, delicious authentic cuisine and inviting accommodations; these surf towns deserve much more than a day or two to explore. Unpaved roads and hidden paradises have kept these magnificent beaches from becoming overcrowded and will have you feeling as though you are entering a secret paradise. From the Pacific to the Caribbean Coast we will show you the ten spots that you don’t want to miss out on.
1. Playa Guiones, Nosara
Having over 300 days a year of surfable waves makes Playa Guiones one of the most consistent surfing spots in all of Costa Rica. With a sandy bottom beach break the waves are often small enough for beginners to learn on. But don’t fool yourself; when the bigger swells come in only experienced surfers are recommended to take to the water. Not only does Nosara provide excellent surfing conditions, it is located on the coast of a blue zone where people live the longest, happiest, healthiest lives in the world. The chance to surf in high and low tide, average water temperature of 83°F, and the cleanest water in Costa Rica makes Playa Guinones the perfect choice for a day of riding the waves.