There are several ‘Surf Camps’ or hotels which cater to surfers, providing Surf Instructors to guide and train even first-time amateurs. They too will offer packages with boards, guides, transportation, and accommodations. Search out the location that interests you most on the internet and then check out listings for rental equipment; this is usually cheaper than the ‘packaged deals’, do this before letting your credit-card do any surfing. Select a location that best matches your surfing-skill level, check accommodation rates, and then read what local experts advise on where and when.
National Geographic recently described, Nosara Costa Rica, as one of the “World’s 20 Best Surf Towns”. The town’s Playa Nosara, Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Ostional, line the North Pacific Coast along the community of Nosara. An easy going atmosphere prevails, with the largest number of hotels, restaurants, and foreign owned properties. Nosara is considered ‘The Surfers Disney World’.
The Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste Region, makes travel to the Pacific Coastal region easy for overseas guests. The airport is a short journey to both the beach and the Blue River Resort and Hot Springs.
Some surf-breaks are remotely located and getting there will require a four-wheel-drive vehicle, access by boats only, or the help of a local guide. Our recommended Costa Rican surf site is www.crsurf.com, both provide details on the level of competence required for each break, how to access the location, best times of the year, and other helpful tips to use in your planning.
A great travel tip for surfers is to take a side trip or base yourself out of Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. The resort is in Guanacaste, convenient to Liberia airport and to Witches Rock, one of the best surfing beaches. Most of all, Blue River Resort & Hot Springs is a wonderful change of scenery and offers a completely different opportunities for fun and adventure. Most of all, it is in the cooler lush rainforest.