Surfing In Costa Rica: Is It Really As Good As They Say It Is?

So you’ve heard that the waves are pretty good over in Costa Rica, but is that true or just hype? Maybe we’re a bit biased, but it’s safe to say that Kalon Surf Costa Rica — and all the rest of Costa Rica for that matter — has waves like nowhere else in the world.

Whether you’re just dipping your toe into the water of surfing or you’re a seasoned veteran with plenty of green water under your belt, here are five reasons why Costa Rica’s world-class waves are a must-see.

There’s water for all skill levels

Costa Rica is home to some sweet breaks, and the best part is that there’s something to enjoy no matter your level. From Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point to Santa Teresa and Tamarindo, sand bottom waves and reefs to pointbreaks, there are more than 300 beaches to explore, and each offers a unique experience. Beginners will always be able to find a little patch of water to practice on, and experts will love taking on the rougher breaks or testing their balance in Pavones, home to one of the longest lefts in the world.

We dig the tropical weather

What worse than falling off your board? Falling off your board into the frigid water. Nah. Here in Costa Rica, the water always hovers around a balmy 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the perfect temperature for a comfortable surf. In fact, it’s so nice that we don’t even mind wiping out.

It’s a year-round gig

Unlike other hot surf spots, Costa Rica never shuts down for the season — there’s always a good time to surf here! Visit during the wet season (May to December) for bigger and more consistent waves, or stop by in the dry season (January to April) for more variety.

There’s an unbeatable vibe in the air

No matter where you go, chances are you’ll run into a variety of locals, tourists, and expats — and the word “friendly” just doesn’t do them justice. People in Costa Rica live by the code “Pura Vida” — pure life — and that’s exactly what you’ll find here: laid-back, relaxed, welcoming adventures set in one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. With that kind of vibe permeating the air, no wonder everyone is so happy.

There’s more to do than just surfing

We know you don’t want to do anything but surf, but if the weather keeps you off the water, rest assured there’s still plenty to do. From party scenes and nightlife to tropical rainforests and empty beaches, there’s plenty to discover. Get your adventure fix by taking a scenic dive, hiking an active volcano, swinging through the canopy on a zipline, or rafting some whitewater for the thrills almost as good as catching a wave.

At the end of the day, enjoy a variety of cuisine and comfortable accommodations. If this isn’t paradise, then it sure is close.

Visit Kalon Surf, the luxury surf resort in Costa Rica

Still don’t know if Costa Rica is worth it? Come see for yourself at Kalon Surf Costa Rica! Visit our site to learn more about our packages or book your adventure online today.

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