Costa Rica - Dominical or Matapalo/Pavones/Drake? - 2008/07/14 06:36Hey everyone,
I'm taking myself off to Costa Rica in September for a couple of weeks. Lucky me! I'm planning on heading to Dominical, as Tamarindo looks a nightmare these days and I want to go somewhere that is unspoilt but with good waves (for someone who has surfed on and (mostly) off for the last 5 years or so). Dominical seems to fit the bill but I'm worried it might be heading the same way as Tamarindo. Further south, at Drakes bay and then Matapalo and Pavones all sound beautiful but I don't know much about the conditions/variety/vibe or whether I can get some lessons down there.
Do I stick with Dominical with its good waves and risk hanging out in a place that has become a bit spoiled, or head further south for a quieter, more Costa Rican experience but run the risk of not scoring the waves and lessons to fit my (very intermediate) standard?