Top Surfing Spots to Explore on a Surf Tour in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is popular for its natural beauty and pristine surfing beaches. The stunning clean beaches or “Playas” with giant waves attract surfers from all around the world to have the utmost fun. There are many amazing beaches in Costa Rica that have varied waves, which makes them ideal for practicing or enjoying various types of surfing. Costa Rica’s unique geographical location makes it a surfer’s paradise.


Having the two oceans (the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean), Costa Rica is considered as the third largest surfing spot after Hawaii and Indonesia. On your Costa Rica surf tour, you will be able to explore some of the best surfing beaches and experience an adrenaline rush moment.

Do you want to know about the best surfing spots and beaches in Costa Rica? Then please read on!

1. Playa Pavones:


One of the top surfing spots in Costa Rica, the Pavones Beach is located in Golfo Dulce, which is a unique location, where one of the only tropical canyons of the world is present. As one of the best surf beaches in Costa Rica, the Pavones offers a world class surfing experience to the experienced surfers. This secluded jungle beach is famous for the left point break, which offers one of the longest surf rides in the world. The best time to surf at Pavones beach is May through October.

2. Cabo Matapalo:


The Cabo Matapalo in Osa Peninsula is famous for its surfing digs and widely known as one of the most natural parts of Costa Rica. As a surfers paradise, the Cabo Matapalo offers 3 right point breaks- Latapalo, Backwash, and Pan Dulce.

* Matapalo: This is the first wave to break with different rock crops (like lower to lid tides). This wave gets heavy and closes out on the big swell, which is the locals favorite wave and recommended for more advanced surfers only.

* Backwash: This is a great wave the only works on the low tide, which handles pretty big swell and holds good size. The backwash is for intermediate to advanced surfers that help them to make the most out of their surfing trip in Costa Rica.

* Pan Dulce: This wave is like a sweet bread, which only breaks on the biggest swells. The Pan Dulce is considered as the longest wave and more true point break, which attracts a huge number of intermediate surfers.

3. Witches Rock:


It is believed that the Witch’s Rock has some of the best waves that lure every surfing enthusiast on a Costa Rica surf tour. The Witch’s Rock surf camp in Costa Rica is considered as one of the most popular surfing destinations where one can learn how to surf, explore the best waves and gain new surfing skills. As the Costa Rica’s best surf spot, the Witch’s Rock provides an all year around world class surfing experience along with its pristine sand bottom beach break.

4. Secret Spot:

This secret surfing spot in Costa Rica will take you to experience a boat access surfing at the left rock reef point break (the south of Drakes Bay). The boat will drop you on the back of the wave one of the wonderful beaches in the OSA Peninsula. With an experienced surfing guide, you will get an opportunity to have the utmost fun and enjoyment.

If you want to enjoy surfing on the best waves of the amazing beaches and spectacular surfing destinations in Costa Rica, then rely on an experienced surf guide- EL Tubo Surf. We offer a wide variety of guided surf tours in Costa Rica that will take you to some of the exquisite surfing spots like Pavones, Matapalo and more.


With us, you can also enjoy the tour of Witch’s Rock- surf camp in Costa Rica, where beginners will get an opportunity to learn surfing or improve their skills. To know more about our wide variety of Costa Rica surfing packages, please send us an email at !Or you can stay connected with us on our facebook and google+ pages

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