As a world-famous mecca for surfing, Costa Rica is one of the most popular places to learn this ancient sport. But in order to get the most out of your surfing trip in Costa Rica, follow these simple tips:
Don’t Bring Your Board
Traveling with a surfboard internationally is difficult. Do yourself a favor and leave your board at home. Don’t worry, you’ll find a great surfboard in Costa Rica!
It’s Okay if You’ve Never Surfed Before
Believe it or not, even the best surfers in the world were once clueless beginners! Costa Rica’s unique coastline means that there are plenty of places with gentle swells that are perfect for first-time surfers to safely practice.
Make Smart Choices
Sharp rocks, fast-moving tides, and remote beaches difficult to access by medical personnel mean that you always need to be careful when choosing where to surf.
Now Is the Perfect Time to Surf
Two different tidal patterns ensure that there are always great swells no matter when you decide to visit Costa Rica.
Don’t Hesitate to Travel Solo
The surfing community is very open-minded and welcoming, and you’ll probably make some great friends during your time in the country.
Sometimes known as surf “hotels”, surf camps are definitely a great choice. Not only do they provide lodging, surf camps are also where you’ll find expert locals and experienced coaches who can teach you the basics or help you improve your skills if you’re a seasoned pro.
Enjoy the Nightlife
You can’t surf at nighttime, which is more than okay as relaxing and unwinding after a long day out on the waves is very easy to do in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a popular destination, so it’s easy to find beaches and surf spots that are crowded. The good news is, however, that there are still some great surfing spots where you won’t have to battle for every wave.
No matter how experienced you are, it’s important to take standard precautions. Always check with a local expert before starting to surf.
Make Time to Explore
Whether it’s hiking through a national forest or plunging off a cliff into a crystal clear jungle pool, make some time to enjoy all of the rest of Costa Rica too.
Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp (MASS) is the best place to book your 2018 Costa Rica surfing trip.