SURFING IN COSTA RICA
Surfing is popular on both of Costa Rica's coastlines and has become a haven for American surfers. Many prefer Costa Rica TO Hawaii. The Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific side is peppered with geographic features; rock points, sandbars, spits, reefs and other breakers generate the waves of a true surfer's paradise. Other places like Jaco provide everything from a point and reef break to beach. Most of the adventurous surfers rent 4-wheel drive SUVs so they can get to the best breaks on dirt roads. Over 50 Surfers Descriptions of Breaks
On the Caribbean Coast, only the most savvy surfers will explore the breaks at Punta Cocles, Puerto Viejo's Salsa Brava, and Punta Uva. As indicated by the abundance of bars and restaurants that surround just about every popular break, it is very evident that surfers love to party.