There’s a reason surfing’s a popular pastime; few travel pleasures beat finding a cool surf town that fosters a like-minded sense of community. The beauty of great surf towns is that they combine the best waves with the essential ‘pura vida’ vibe. Dozens of surf towns dot the Central American coasts, but only a few can truly lay claim to being as terrific as those found in Costa Rica. With hundreds of beaches along the coast, surfers have long flocked to Costa Rica’s waves.
The major swell season is April to October, but the clean surf season is December to April when swell from deep antic lows reach the Pacific coastline with offshore winds a common occurrence. Typically morning surfs are offshore and afternoon are light onshore, make sure you are up early to get those classic glassy sessions.
Tide Chart info here