Cool Surf Towns in Costa Rica


There are hundreds of surfing locations to choose from along the Costa Rican coast. When deciding to trek along this vast and beautiful location there are three of the coolest surf towns to consider. If you decide to short, kite or longboard on your vacation, knowing these top three towns and what they have to offer will make this trip the best vacation ever!

Playa Hermosa, Mal Pais and Playa Grande are three of the coolest surf towns. They all provide miles of shoreline, wildlife and amazing surfing. Costa Rica has locations for intermediate, advanced and beginners in amazing and beautiful atmosphere. While vacationing in Costa Rica’s coolest surf towns, hotel accommodations that are available in these three towns are mid-range to high-end.

Wild life of Playa Hermosa, Jaco

Unwind, sunbathe and surf at the central pacific region of Costa Rica. Playa Hermosa offers great high-end and mid-range hotel accommodations to enjoy after surfing the strong currents of this amazing location.  Located two hours away from San Jose, California, this surfing experience offers great waves and weather for both beginner and experienced surfers.  The waves of Playa Hermosa are not suitable for swimming, due to the strong currents but this is an ideal location for great surfing and enjoying the local wild life reserve.

Surfer’s Paradise at Mal Pais, Santa Teresa

Located at the Nicoya Peninsula Region of Costa Rica, vacationing in Mal Pais is paradise.  Enjoy this laid-back location and long shoreline in this quiet surf town.  With a variety of point and beach breaks to choose from for experienced surfers, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa also offers high swells.  The local Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve is a short day’s trip away. The jungle is close to the shore in Mal Pais that provides many shady places to relax.

Improve your Surfing Skills at Playa Grande

Playa Grande offers constant and moderate breaks and is an ideal location to improve your skills or learn to surf.  This amazing surfing experience at Playa Grande is located Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica. Enjoy tranquility, avoid the crowds and take in the experience. Playa Grande is conjoined with National Park Las Baulas to protect the local wild life such as the leatherback sea turtles. Surfing at this location provides the opportunity to outstanding wildlife and caves at the northern end of Playa Grande.

Posted on: November 26, 2012

By mansi