Rica is ideal for every level of surfer. Small crowds, friendly locals,
warm water, big waves and low prices. What else could you need? The
northwestern Pacific Coast is arguably the finest region in the nation for
surfing. Here waves of all sizes, for beginners or experts, break all year
Near Hotel Iguanazul,
several great surf spots are within walking distance at Playa
Junquillal and Playa Blanca. Playa Negra and Avellanas are a short
drive away, while Tamarindo, Playa Langosta and Playa Grande can be
reached in less than an hour. Ollie’s Point, Witches Rock and other
iconic surfing breaks to the north and to the south can be reached in
day-trips. Iguanazul can arrange board rentals and transportation.
Along this coastline there are many spots, both
remote and close, that pick up swells all year round. The summer
brings more swells than the winter, but offshore winds are much
stronger from December to April, and rain is rare in those months. The
weather and the water are warm most of the year. Most likely you won’t
need any type of wetsuit. You usually will get better rates during the
summer – the Costa Rican “Green Season” – when rainfall increases
gradually until peaking in September and October.
you come to Guanacaste province, try to bring a ding kit because
repair shops are sparse in some surf towns. Bring straps for your car;
rental companies often do not have them. Bubble wrap or pad your board
in its bag. Bring a first aid kit and a lot of power bars. It is
usually a good idea to get a pocket surf map and generally plan your
trip before coming down.
Hotel Iguanazul can direct you to all the best
breaks if you have a vehicle, or we can get you to them if you don’t
have your own transportation.
Surf board rentals are $15
per day or $80 per week. Boards range from 5-feet-6 to 9-feet-6.
Boogie boards and skim
boards rent for $10 per day.
Surfing lessons cost $60
per person for two hours.