strong waves and a left breaking wave. Waves break over a coral reef and they always have a challenging drop. Good luck!
- mostly right breaking waves; there is a fast wave that breaks over a coral reef on shallow waters. It is close to Playa Bonita (to the north).
- Isla Uvita
the most powerful left breaking wave of Costa Rica. You can get a
boat ride from Limón, but only at dawn because of wind conditions. This
spot has three sections and it faces a coral reef, one meter over sea
level. Good days will offer you strong and perfect waves that range
between 8 and 10 feet high. Watch out! You will need a good board and
be in excellent condition if you want to succeed in these sets. Don't
go alone. Find people that know the waves and the coral reef!
This is a beautiful place south of
Limón. It is well known as a national park, and for its parties, great
waves, exotic beaches, and excellent diving.
The beach of this national park offers regular sized beach breaks.
We recommend extreme caution at this beach!
There is a strong and dangerous wave that breaks over a coral reef with
an amazing drop. This is the most powerful wave in all of Costa Rica.
This wave has earned itself the name of "Salsa Brava." Many broken many
boards lie in its wake, so we recommend you bring more than one, so you
can enjoy the truly large waves. Besides challenging waves, Puerto
Viejo is a very nice town. It offers a great variety of options for
food and lodging, as well as other entertaining activities, and
beautiful warm people.
Playa Cocles-Break Beach
This place is just minutes south
from Puerto Viejo, and offers beach breaks. Cocles has fun waves, but
don't forget sea currents! Always check the warning flags posted by
Manzanillo is only twenty minutes away from
Puerto Viejo. It is an exotic and lonely place. Great waves await you
at Playa Grande just north of the village.
Best surfing conditions:
November through March
Getting there by bus:
Limón, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, and Manzanillo: check for bus squedule on our site