Costa Rica is not only a green paradise, with over 763 miles of coastline, but there are also hundreds of beaches and wonderful surfing towns loved by tourists who become even residents.
Costa Rican wonderful surfing towns have their unique characteristics and even costumes or traditions.
These amazing places are full of relaxation, fresh sea breeze, nice people, party time and great surf.
Some of them are…
This is one of the largest and most popular beaches and surf towns in Costa Rica.
Tamarindo in the Guanacaste region is really stunning.
You´ll find that it´s full of shops, tour operators, and restaurants.
All of them are only a short walk from the beach.
Something great about Tamarindo beach and surfing town is that you can walk around the whole place, you don´t need transportation.
This is a wonderful surfing town and an amazing beach to practice surfing in. It works for beginners or experienced surfers.
Many of the Tamarindo hotels are a short walk or taxi ride away.
There are also many other beaches to discover from Tamarindo.
It’s very popular to rent a bicycle and explore Tamarindo and the surrounding area for your relaxation.
Backed by high rainforest on the South Pacific Coast, Dominical is a beach and surf town not so big, but also stunning.
The area boasts many deserted beaches begging to be discovered such as Dominicalito, Playa Hermosa, and those within Marino Ballena National Park.
Enjoy the laid-back charm of the South Pacific in a region a bit off the beaten path.
Situated on the less-frequented Southern Caribbean Coast, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca has an off-grid laid-back island style.
Rainforest, beaches, Caribbean food, music, and culture make Puerto Viejo a magnet for adventurous travelers.
During October the waves are awesome to be surfed by experts.
This is a typical Caribbean-style town everything is so special is like being in another little country inside Costa Rica.
Another Caribbean surfing town is a small beach town on the Northern Caribbean Coast.
It´s well known for its labyrinth of jungle canals and wildlife, it´s like a little Amazonian.
This isn’t your typical lay-out-by-the-beach sort of town.
People come to Tortuguero for safari-style excursions in hopes of seeing the famous sea turtle nesting or jungle wildlife like caimans, monkeys, and bird species in the brackish inland waterways. There are no roads in Tortuguero.
It is accessible only by small plane or boat.
To reach the little town from lodges, you’ll likely need to take a small boat arranged in advance by your chosen lodge or a Costa Rica Expert.
Santa Teresa the best Surfing Town
Santa Teresa is far from most other destinations in Costa Rica.
It´s a surfers paradise located on the southern part of the country’s northern peninsula, the Nicoya.
Full of international coverage from media giants and visits from celebrities, like Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.
Those flying into San Jose (SJO) can plan on about 5.5 hours.
This includes a 70-minute ferry ride across the beautiful Gulf of Nicoya.
Travelers arriving in Liberia (LIR) have a slightly shorter trip at 5 hours, with no ferry needed.
Once you reach Santa Teresa, you’ll notice in this wonderful surfing town that a lot of people get around on foot, motorcycle, and by ATV.
ATVs are very popular because of the muddy roads.
Or you can also rent a car.
One main road runs from the fishing village of Mal Pais through Playa Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa, and finally Playa Hermosa to the north.
Playa Hermosa the Surfer´s Paradise
Not to be confused with many other beaches in Costa Rica with the same name, Playa Hermosa (Beautiful Beach) is a must-visit when staying in the Santa Teresa area.
Even though it is popular with beginner surfers, this beach feels more remote than others.
Playa Hermosa is located about 10-15 minutes north of Santa Teresa’s main strip.
And here at the most beautiful beach as its name confirms you find Perfect Sunset School…
The best surf spot where you find everything you need for a wonderful vacation combined with learning and personal growth.