- Best surfing conditions:
- November through March
- Getting there by bus:
- Limón, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, and
Manzanillo: Terminal del Caribe, ph:
257-8129 - 1 km North of the Cathedral
(Central Park) in San José.
- Coopelimón, ph: 223-7811 -
Stops in front of the Train Station
to the Atlantic.
This is a place you musn't skip
while touring around Costa Rica. It
is quite different from the Pacific,
more exotic and closer to the
Nearby storms and coral reefs
produce strong perfect waves. It is
always best to surf along with
people that know the area.
Besides amazing waves, the Caribbean
offers great food, best music for
your soul, and happy people ready to
enjoy the party.
- Playa Bonita -
- strong waves and a
left breaking wave. Waves break over
a coral reef and they always have a
challenging drop. Good luck!
- Portete -
- mostly right breaking
waves; there is a fast wave that
breaks over a coral reef on shallow
waters. It is close to Playa Bonita
(to the north).
- Isla Uvita -
- the most powerful
left breaking wave of Costa Rica.
You can get a boat ride from Limón,
but only at dawn because of wind
conditions. This spot has three
sections and it faces a coral reef,
one meter over sea level. Good days
will offer you strong and perfect
waves that range between 8 and 10
feet high. Watch out! You will need
a good board and a great health
condition if you want to succeed
these sets. Don't go alone, find
people that knows the waves and the
- Cahuita -
- This is a beautiful place south of
Limón. It is well known as a
national park, and for its parties,
great waves, exotic beaches, and
- Puerto Vargas -
- The beach of this national park
offers regular sized beach breaks.
- Puerto Viejo -
- We strongly recommend extreme
caution at this beach! There is a
strong and dangerous wave that
breaks over a coral reef with an
amazing drop. This is the most
powerful wave of all Costa Rica.
This wave has earned itself the name
of "Salsa brava"; it's broken many
boards, which is the reason why we
recommend to bring more than one, so
you can enjoy the truly large waves.
In case you don't get lucky, local
people will proudly show you
pictures of precious waves. Besides
challenging waves, Puerto Viejo is a
very nice town; it offers a great
variety of options for food and
lodging, as well as other
entertaining activities, and
beautiful warm people.
- Playa Cocles -
- This place is a 10 minutes drive
away from Puerto Viejo, and offers
beach breaks. Cocles has fun waves,
but don't forget sea currents!
- Manzanillo -
- Manzanillo is only twenty minutes
away from Puerto Viejo. It is an
exotic and lonely place. Great waves
await for you.