Costa Rica attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year due to its lush rainforests, unspoilt beaches and exotic wildlife, including a certain species of adorable tree frog! The country is also one of the best places to surf in the world, and travelers from across the globe come here to ride the huge waves and enjoy the spectacular scenic beauty of Costa Rica's two coastlines. Unfortunately, some people can only stay here for a short while before they have to go back home, but what if you're planning a surfing vacation in Costa Rica that will last a little longer? If the idea of spending a week or two riding the best waves in the world appeals to you, take a surfing vacation on Costa Rica's southern Pacific Coast.
Thousands of visitors come to Costa Rica every year to enjoy the azure waters off the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Surfing is one of the most popular activities in Costa Rica, with professionals and novices taking to the water. But what if you've never surfed before? Riding waves takes patience and practice, but it's well worth the effort and perseverance.
When I'm out and about exploring Costa Rica, I see a lot of people carrying surfboards on their way to the beach. Although I don't personally tend to hang around the beach much, being a tree frog and all, surfing is one of the most popular things to do on a vacation in Costa Rica.
Since we only have two seasons here, choosing when to hit the beach on a surfing vacation is a matter of personal preference. Many surfers choose to visit between December to April, as the weather is hot and the seasonal rains have yet to fall. However, tourists should know that because of the incredible weather during the dry season, the beaches can get pretty crowded. If visitors want a little more space to test the waters, a visit during the wet season between May and November may be best.