Surfing is one of the most amazing and extreme sports for me. You know, everybody loves the beach and everybody enjoys the sea; lying on the sand under the shining sun, with the waves touching your feet, gazing at the blue sky…that’s not a hard job to do. But going into the sea and challenge the waves, trying to be more crafty than them; that’s something!
Costa Rica is known for having some of the best waves to surf in the world. And also, for having some of the most beautiful beaches of the region. Besides, its amazing weather, makes possible to enjoy the crystal clear waters all year round. You may have heard that Costa Rica is a surfer’s paradise, but you know why?
Here there are 5 reasons why Costa Rica is a surfer’s paradise you should visit on your next vacations:
Here, you can find an epic left hand break that surfers can ride for almost 3 minutes!! In fact, some years ago, Robby Naish – the renowned windsurf athlete – along with his sponsor Red Bull, rode the wave at Pavones for more than 2 minutes.
You don’t believe it, right? Well, here is the video
Besides, thanks to that blessed position, the water temperature of the beaches in Costa Rica is unbeatable. All year round between 22C and 26C.
When you visit these towns, you can see the young people go surfing after school, a lot of family businesses dedicated to surfing lessons, locals giving some tips to tourists…because the surfing culture of some parts of Costa Rica is real.
In places like Tamarindo Beach, where everything is about surf, you will find surf shops, surf camps, surf lessons…everything you may need for your surfing vacations. Also, there are plenty of local restaurants where tourists go to eat something while they share their experiences with local friends…in fact, there are a lot of foreign people living in towns like Tamarindo, because they come to surf some days but they end up falling in love with the lifestyle of these little places. The same thing happens in Puerto Viejo, in the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.
And that’s really important, because if you want to come and spend all your days at the sea riding waves, you have plenty of surf spots to discover; but if you want to combine your surf time with other activities, or if you are coming with no-surfers friends or relatives, there are also plenty of options to enjoy too.
Remember that Costa Rica is a really small country, where you can dawn in the middle of a cloudy forest and go to sleep hearing the sound of the waves through the window.
So now you know, if you are planning your next surf vacations and you haven’t decided yet which destination you want to visit, Check out this detailed surf guide and do not think twice!