Everything you need to know about surfing at Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers consistent surf throughout the year, with breaks suitable for all levels. Beginners can start at Tamarindo, while experienced surfers will love the world-class waves at Playa Hermosa. Besides surfing, Costa Rica offers rich biodiversity, outdoor activities, and friendly locals.

Frequently asked questions

Beginners can start at Tamarindo, while experienced surfers may prefer Playa Hermosa.

Playa Hermosa is known for its powerful waves.

Costa Rica is a biodiversity hotspot, home to a wide variety of wildlife including monkeys, sloths, toucans, and sea turtles.

The best time for beginners is from December to April, while experienced surfers will find the best conditions from May to November.

Costs can vary, but expect to budget around 350,000-700,000 CRC (€500-€1000 EUR, $580-$1160 USD) for a week including accommodation, lessons, and meals.

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