Does Costa Rica have good surfing?

Is surfing in Costa Rica crowded?

Northern Costa Rica

The Guanacaste Coast is home to the lively beach town and surf breaks of Tamarindo. The surf around Tamarindo can get quite good and there’s plenty of breaks to choose from (both lefts and rights), but many breaks will often come along with heavy crowds.

What is the best time of year to surf in Costa Rica?

The best time to surf in Costa Rica is the wet season that runs between May and November. That’s nothing to do with the rains, but rather to do with the oncoming SW swells. In fact, they’re the reason the whole Pacific coast here gets reliable sets of 4-foot+ and glassy conditions. Check it out…

Is December a good time to surf in Costa Rica?

Surfing on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast

In terms of the weather, the most pleasant months are between December and April. However, the best surfing conditions can be found between May and November.

How cheap is Costa Rica?

Budget Travel In Costa Rica

What is this? Budget travelers can survive on around $30 – $50 USD per day. Costa Rica’s unit of currency is the Colon (520 – 550 colones / $1 USD). While US dollars are widely accepted, changing your currency to colones is recommended to avoid overpaying for things in dollars.

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Can you surf in San Jose Costa Rica?

Getting to the Surf

Fortunately, many of Costa Rica’s best surfing hotspots are easily accessible from major urban centers like the capital of San Jose, meaning less time spent traveling and more time riding the waves.

What to do if you encounter a shark while surfing?

If you do see a shark when you’re surfing, please exit the water immediately. You don’t need to thrash around and panic, but if you do see a dorsal or you hear somebody say that they saw a shark, you should leave the area. And I would recommend that you leave that area for a minimum of two days.