With more than 1000 km (630 miles) of Pacific coast, Costa Rica offers an incomparable number of surfing spots. During this circuit along the Pacific coast, we offer five unmissable and world-famous destinations to slide over the most beautiful waves in the country, accompanied by a local surfer.



Sport & Adventures
Relaxation and leisure
Off the Beaten Track


  • The adventurers
  • Sunset lovers
  • Surfers
  • Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica


As a practicing surfer, it is a real pleasure to be able to advise and accompany our traveling surfers. I love sharing my knowledge and my passion on this subject. It always excites me, and I am always looking for new spots!



San José airport


San José airport

We will follow a route that runs all along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, from the drier north to the more humid south, in search of the best surf spots. Our first stop is the mythical site of Tamarindo, one of the places to surf in the whole of Costa Rica. The beach is large and has numerous surfing areas which, according to the tides, offer different levels of difficulty. 

Further south on the Nicoya Peninsula, we head to Santa Teresa, a chill out tiny town where the original spirit of freedom of surfing remains. 

After cresting the amazing waves of Santa Teresa, we’ll head down to Jaco,along a route where travelers can only marvel at the mountains reflected in the clear waters of the Pacific.  You’ll notice as we arrive in Jaco that it has a very lively, more festive atmosphere. This is one of the most classic spots of the country and it’s bay is home to national surf competitions.

Finally, dive into the warm waters of the south of the country, first in Dominical where every wave you surf will make you want to swim back to the breaking point to drop your toes into another one.

We’ll finish our circuit with a stop at Pavones, the only 100% surfing beach in the country!


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Day 1: Arrival in Costa Rica:

Getting to Tamarindo (or Avellanas)requires a transfer from either of the two international airports. From San Jose (4 hrs.) or Liberia (1.5 hrs.) Overnight in Tamarindo.

Day2: Surfing Day in Tamarindo or Avellanas. Tamarindo is perhaps Costa Rica’s first international surfing destination. Since the 1970s, Californians have come to enjoy the warm water and the superb series of waves that sweep the coast of the Guanacaste region. You can challenge the swell all day long and then enjoy the laid-back nocturnal atmosphere that characterizes this coastal town.

Day 3: Departure to Santa Teresa (3.5 hrs.) 

We’ll move south along the coast to the quieter surfing town of Santa Teresa. Along the way you’ll pass through flatlands, ranches and rolling hills.

D4: Day in Santa Teresa. 

Santa Teresa is on the far south of the Nicoya Peninsula. The area has retained the pioneering spirit of surfing with its dirt roads and small seaside bars. There is space for everyone, in the water and on the beach. Overnight in Santa Teresa

Day 5: Departure to Jaco (4.5 hrs.)

Our transfer to Jaco is a sequence of spectacular landscapes. After an hour and a half drive we’ll arrive in Paquera where we’ll board a ferry to the city of Puntarenas. The hour-long crossing of the Gulf of Nicoya will delight you with its 360-degree view on deck. When we arrive at the narrow sand spit that is Puntarenas, we will continue our journey down the coast to Jaco.

Day6: Jaco Surfing Day

Jaco is the closest seaside town to the capital, San Jose. It’ beach has several surfing spots for all levels. For experienced surfers, Playa Hermosa beach (just ten minutes north of Jaco) is, at high tide, one of the most impressive short breaks spots in the country! Surfing at sunrise or sunset with the mountain range next to the water is an unforgettable experience.

Day 7: Transfer  to Dominical (1.5 hrs.). We’ll spend the morning surfing in Jaco, depending on the tide, before taking off for the short  trip along the coast to Dominical where we’ll overnight.

Day 8: Playa Dominical and Nauyaca Waterfall. Dominical is a gigantic wild beach and long known as  the meeting point for the best surfers. Challenge yourself on Dominical’s ever crashing waves. Then we’ll visit the Nauyaca waterfall, one of the largest waterfalls in the country and undoubtedly the most beautiful. Every moment of the hour-long hike through the jungle will be worth it once you arrive at this magnificent waterfall. Enjoy the pools and the view in this heavenly atmosphere We will overnight around Dominical.

Day9: Departure to Pavones. (3h). We’ll make our way south to Pavones and allow you to rest in the afternoon; you’ll need it!

Day 10: Surfing Day in Pavones

Nicknamed the ‘place of the endless wave’ (and the longest left on earth), any wave hunter has to include Pavones on a surf trip to Costa Rica. We are now far south from the beginning of our adventure, just few miles from the Panamanian border and far from any big city. Here, it’s all about surfing! Pavones is a surf spot for all levels.

Day11: Return transfer

Sad to say that it’s time to pack up the board and head back north. You may opt for the 1.5 hr. drive to Golfito and a 40 minute domestic flight to San Jose, or take the six hour, very scenic drive back up the coast and through the mountains to San Jose, dreaming about your return visit all along the way.


  • Car rental for your autotour
  • Hotel nights with breakfast included (on average 3 stars hotels)
  • Activities and visits described above
  • Lunch or dinner as described above
  • Our support 24h/24


  • International flights
  • Gas, parking fees and toll charges
  • Private guides
  • Transports not planned in the tour described above
  • Activities and visits you decide to do during your free days
  • Every lunch and dinner not explicitly described above 
  • Souvenirs and tips
  • Cancellation / repatriation insurance


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* Average price based on a group of 4 people. These prices are indivative and can vary depending on the season and demand. The exact price of our trip is detailed on our quotes. 


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