Surf break, with lefts and rights. About 350 kms from San Jose. You go from San Jose to Nicoya and from there to Nosara. It takes approx. 5 hours to get there.
Playa Coyote, Manzanillo, Mal Pais
Beach breaks, with very consistent lefts and rights and several point breaks. A 4wd vehicle is recommended.
A river mouth with a very long left, located 100 kms of San Jose with excellent access, paved road. Many places to stay. Dark water during rainy season scares off many. Boca Barranca and any other nearby beach are no contaminated. Boca Barranca offers some of the best waves in the country.
This spot has an excellent left break located 3 km south of Boca Barranca, Puntarenas.
Playa Tivives & Valor
Featuring a variety of waves from beach breaks (Tivives) to a rocky point break (valor). Good quality rights and lefts.
Excellent point break that peaks up forming a very good left and a surfable right.
Can be good beach break when the surf is not too big. Tends to close out when it gets over 5 feet. Playa Jaco is approximately 2 hours from San Jose (140 km), and the waves are not always dependable. One of its principal attraction has been surfing, this because of its location on the central pacific and it being so close to great quantity of places, specially Playa Hermosa, Playa Escondida, and Boca Barranca, Puntarenas. Jaco is a growing center of tourism enjoyment, with hotels, cabins and camp grounds.
Located 1.5 km south of Playa Jaco. A rocky point break with rights that break over submerged rocks. To get the point, you will have to climb a small hill.
Very strong beach break. This long stretch of break peaks, but the preferred sand bar is located in front of a large tree known as the Almendro. The waves conditions are generally best when the tide is rising.
Esterillos Este, Esterillos Oeste, Bejuco, Boca Damas
Beach breaks, good wave forms, the points located very close to Playa Hermosa, making it easy access to many nearby accommodations. The wave conditions are very similar to those of Playa Hermosa.
This small left surf point is found at the river mouth in the city of Quepos, easy access with many restaurants and accommodations.
Playita, Manuel Antonio
Beach break, lefts and rights with good shape. This coastal area requires a larger swell for the surf to be good.
Playa El Rey
Rights and lefts beach break peaks. Best access to get there is taking the road to playa Dominical, 25 minutes from Quepos, in Roncador go right 11 kms and you will be there.
Good, strong beach break with lefts and rights. Beautiful landscapes and very tropical.
Drake's Bay is only accessible by boat. This remote break offers long, powerful waves when the swell is running. Boca del Rio Sierpe, is another place with exciting potential for the same kind of waves. Corcovado National Park is an adjacent kingdom of lush, tropical wilderness, approximately 1-1/2 hours by boat.
Excellent right points located in front of Pavones, you can get there by road from Pavones or Golfito. Perfect waves.
Excellent left point, considered one of the longest in the world. Good shape and very fast. It is located 400 kms from San Jose (8 hours by car). Bring camping gear if you wish to hang there. Out on the peninsula across Pavones, a half-hour boat ride away, there is a series of right points (Matapalo) the equivalent of Pavones world class lefts.