Costa Rica is a beautiful country to visit. Excellent waves scatter the coast, both suited for beginners and more advanced surfers. There are plenty of things to see and places to visit! Book a week at our Costa Rica surf camp in Jaco, and use it as a starting point for the week of adventure ahead.
1.Jaco is Costa Rica’s main surf town with plenty of hotels, surf shops, bars and discos. Here you can stay at our Costa Rica surf camp, located close to the beach. Jaco is famous for being a surfers paradise, and in addition to Jaco’s beach break, which is perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers, there are more than nine other surf spots within a 15 minute drive from the camp, including the famous Playa Hermosa with powerful tubular waves, very popular among advanced surfers. Our surf camp is the perfect place to stay when visiting the rest of the places on the list. All you need is a rental car!
2. Monteverde. Set atop the spine of Costa Rica’s continental divide, Monteverde is like a different world above the coastal towns that is located at the famous shoreline. It is a place of cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys, mist, and friendly locals. If you go, do the night tour of the rainforest. The tour begins at 5:30 PM, just before nightfall, when the creatures are just beginning to wake up. In addition to a flashlight, everyone is given an animal-identification card. These cards explain the various creatures they’re likely to see, and will help tour takers spot and recognize the various animals, insects and amphibians within the reserve. These include snakes, spiders, blue-crowned mot mots, agoutis, porcupines, tree frogs, and several others. Guides will explain the reason that these creatures’ habits are best suited for the dark.
3. Tamarindo is a surfing hot-spot which anchors the surf community of the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The surfer mecca in the bay of Tamarindo has a funky bohemian vibe and offers one of the best nightlife scenes and international quality restaurants of Costa Rica. Consistent swells and offshore winds provide good surf conditions throughout the year. The beach right in the center of the city offers good surf conditions also for beginners to learn on. At the north of the beach is El Estero, the rivermouth, whose solid right beach break is especially popular with longboarders. Nearby, in front of the Tamarindo Diria hotel is Pico Pequeno, a rocky point which is best surfed at mid tide. If you go make sure to drive to Playa Negra, reputedly one of the best surf spots in Costa Rica. It’s a right point break with very fast waves best to be surfed during transition of the tides.
These places are just a small selection of all the things you can experience in Costa Rica, most people do not want to leave. The food is amazing, the beer is cheap and the people are friendly. See you at our Costa Rica surf camp, you will have the time of your life!