Costa Rica Surf Resorts

Surfing in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a rugged, rain-forested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity.

The surf in Costa Rica became more widely known about after the release of the film “Endless Summer” with peeling libes of Witches Rock and Ollies Point. The only place in the world where the tropical rainforest meets the Pacific Ocean. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

Costa Rica is a legendary surfing location. The recent rise in surf camps, guiding and surfer friendly accommodation has seen things become a lot more comfortable for travelling surfers in recent years. Its geography makes it a classic trip choice, having two coastlines — the Caribbean and the Pacific — which both produce great waves and have quality surf spots.

The major swell season is April to October, but the clean surf season is December to April when swell from deep antic lows reach the Pacific coastline with offshore winds a common occurrence. Costa Rica is a country that is blessed with consistent waves year round that offer up fun beach and point breaks as well as rivermouth breaks.

Costa Rica surfing is definitely recommended, very easy to get around and explore and for the adventurous it could be the trip of a lifetime.

Costa Rica Surf Tours

Costa Rica in Central America is a true gem.


Costa Rica in Central America is a true gem.