Costa Rica lies at the southern end of Central America near the equator, so it’s “summer” weather is a lot different than what you’d find in more temperate latitudes like the United States or Canada.
In addition, the weather in Costa Rica varies dramatically as you transit from the eastern Caribbean coastline to the western Pacific coastline. Costa Rica is also home to several volcanos and mountain ranges, the higher elevations of which are predominately cold and foggy all year round. Meanwhile, the Central Valley stays almost permanently cool (71F/22C) with steady breezes.
Some of the best summer weather in the country is found on the Pacific Coast. And due to seasonal tides, the Pacific Coast is also one of the best places in the world to enjoy surfing. Large, steady swells, gorgeous beaches, and exquisitely verdant backdrops make surfing on the Pacific Coast a truly magnificent experience.
When you visit the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica during the summer, you can expect warm temperatures and sunny skies. Summer falls during the “green season,” a period of increased precipitation, but this follows a predictable schedule, primarily raining during the overnight hours and a brief shower in the afternoon. The Caribbean coastline, on the other hand, sees steady rain all summer long.
One of the best places to surf on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast is the town of Dominical in Puntarenas Province. Located only a short distance from the fabled Manuel Antonio National Park and its surfing beaches, Dominical is a true “surf” town where locals freely mix with surfers from around the world in the spirit of camaraderie and fellowship that surfers are known for.
And the best surf school in Costa Rica is the Manuel Antonio Surf School and Camp (MASS). Located in Dominical and Manuel Antonio, MASS employs a professional coaching staff of experienced local surf pros. Whether you’ve never tried surfing before or are an experienced surfer, the coaches of MASS will get you up on the board and teach you advanced techniques to make the most of your time in the water.
MASS uses personalized instruction and video capture to help each surfer step up their game. MASS has exclusive access to private surfing beaches, islands, and great breaks where surfers of all ability levels can enjoy this ancient sport of kings. MASS also organizes tours and adventures in the surrounding area, including hiking, bird watching, and yoga.
If you’re considering where to go this summer, choose MASS and a surfing vacation in beautiful Costa Rica.