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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Guanacaste

Costa Rica

Area:10.140 Km2
Altitude:25 meters Above Sea level
Mean Annual Temperature: 27ºC
Mean Reference:Warm climate & Amazing Beaches
Even though it is the largest province in Costa Rica it only contains 7.93% of the population.

Guanacaste: beautiful province due to many gorgeous beaches and great surfing, volcanoes and tropical climate.
According to the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the Province of Guanacaste is known principally for its cattle production, to the rest of us its warm-water and a great variety of waves. attraction for nationals and foreigners alike.
Hotels of all categories from bottom-dollar to top-of-the-range luxuary hotels can be found scattered along the coast. Most hotels can help arrange tours to visit Costa Rica's non-surfing attractions.
Tamarindo is a surf-zoo, Nosara is slowly being developed as is Mal Pais. Tamarindo is your best bet for surf shops board-rental etc, and car rental should be done from San Jose.

English (Translate this text in English): Area:10.140 Km2<br />Altitude:25 meters Above Sea level<br />Mean Annual Temperature: 27ºC<br />Mean Reference:Warm climate & Amazing Beaches<br />Even though it is the largest province in Costa Rica it only contains 7.93% of the population.<br /><br />Guanacaste: beautiful province due to many gorgeous beaches and great surfing, volcanoes and tropical climate.<br />According to the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the Province of Guanacaste is known principally for its cattle production, to the rest of us its warm-water and a great variety of waves. attraction for nationals and foreigners alike.<br />Hotels of all categories from bottom-dollar to top-of-the-range luxuary hotels can be found scattered along the coast. Most hotels can help arrange tours to visit Costa Rica's non-surfing attractions.<br />Tamarindo is a surf-zoo, Nosara is slowly being developed as is Mal Pais. Tamarindo is your best bet for surf shops board-rental etc, and car rental should be done from San Jose.<br />

English (Translate this text in English): Area:10.140 Km2&lt;br &#47;&gt;Altitude:25 meters Above Sea level&lt;br &#47;&gt;Mean Annual Temperature: 27ºC&lt;br &#47;&gt;Mean Reference:Warm climate &amp; Amazing Beaches&lt;br &#47;&gt;Even though it is the largest province in Costa Rica it only contains 7.93% of the population.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Guanacaste: beautiful province due to many gorgeous beaches and great surfing, volcanoes and tropical climate.&lt;br &#47;&gt;According to the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the Province of Guanacaste is known principally for its cattle production, to the rest of us its warm-water and a great variety of waves. attraction for nationals and foreigners alike.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Hotels of all categories from bottom-dollar to top-of-the-range luxuary hotels can be found scattered along the coast. Most hotels can help arrange tours to visit Costa Rica's non-surfing attractions.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Tamarindo is a surf-zoo, Nosara is slowly being developed as is Mal Pais. Tamarindo is your best bet for surf shops board-rental etc, and car rental should be done from San Jose.&lt;br &#47;&gt;

English (Translate this text in English): Area:10.140 Km2&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Altitude:25 meters Above Sea level&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Mean Annual Temperature: 27ºC&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Mean Reference:Warm climate &amp;amp; Amazing Beaches&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Even though it is the largest province in Costa Rica it only contains 7.93% of the population.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Guanacaste: beautiful province due to many gorgeous beaches and great surfing, volcanoes and tropical climate.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;According to the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the Province of Guanacaste is known principally for its cattle production, to the rest of us its warm-water and a great variety of waves. attraction for nationals and foreigners alike.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Hotels of all categories from bottom-dollar to top-of-the-range luxuary hotels can be found scattered along the coast. Most hotels can help arrange tours to visit Costa Rica's non-surfing attractions.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Tamarindo is a surf-zoo, Nosara is slowly being developed as is Mal Pais. Tamarindo is your best bet for surf shops board-rental etc, and car rental should be done from San Jose.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Brasilito 6 / -
Left Beach-break All surfers
Camaronal 13 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Carbo Reef 8 / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
El Culo - / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
El Estero- Tamarindo 16 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
El Hoyo 4 / -
Right breakwater/jetty All surfers
Flamingo Point 8 / 1
Left Point-break All surfers
Gulf of pelcico - / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Islita 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Junquillal 8 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Labyrinth 14 / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Laverinto (Laverint) 1 / -
Right Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Little hawaii 5 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Los Bados 1 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Mal Pais- Santa Teresa 92 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Mar Azul 7 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Marbella 45 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Nosara Beach 13 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Olgas 5 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Ollie´s Point 16 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Ostional 15 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Pelada 2 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Pico Grande 9 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Pico Pequeno 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Playa Avellana 57 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Playa Coyote 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Playa Grande 58 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Playa Guiones 20 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Playa Jackals 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Playa Langosta 23 / -
Right and left Rivermouth Experienced surfers
Playa los Cedros 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Playa Negra 62 / 4
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Playa Nosara 8 / -
All surfers
Playa samara 5 / -
Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
raps 1 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Rivermouth at Avellanas - / -
Right and left Rivermouth Experienced surfers
Roca Bruja 45 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Santa Teresa 48 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Scardog reef 1 / -
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Suizo - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Sunset Reef 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Tamarindo 9 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
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Playa Grande
De AB301
24 août 2012
- This was one of the funnest spots I surfed in CR. It is very accesible and there is a parking attendent that will watch your car for a few Colones. This break is best at mid to high tide.
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Playa Grande
De DrC123
27 juil. 2011
Fast and furious - Read Tamarindo tubes
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Playa Negra
De DrC123
27 juil. 2011
Pura Vida - Read Tamarindo Tubes
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Playa Avellana
De DrC123
26 juil. 2011
Her name was Lola - More known for Lola the pig and bar than the waves. Was more crowded than Playa Grande and not as good!   See Tamarindo tubes Trip:
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Pico Pequeno
De DrC123
26 juil. 2011
Fun Fun Fun - Read Tamarindo Tubes
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Voyage : Costa Rica
De Nev
Du 29 juil. 2005 au 31 août 2005

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Voyage : Costa Rica Nosara & Tamarindo
De jcannon001
Du 14 mai 2003 au 24 mai 2003

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By geoffsurf , 22-09-2011

Visit Santa Teresa / Malpais - Yes, head farther south than Tamarindo for some great surf. Check out Santa Teresa on the wannasurf website, or for even more info: http://www.malpaissurfing.com

By zx1199 , 03-01-2011

THEFT! How to control It! - Do what I/my bros do! Set up a DCoy. I guess there's not too many bright surfers headed for CR. I live in Florida, and have a ton of respect for locals, hear and abroad. But I see theft here just as much as you traveling surfers see anywhere. Don't cry about it unless your willing to do something to about it! Yes our cars get broken into also. Here's what you do. Put your car at a vulnerable location, keep your windows down, car unlocked(to avoid damage)put an empty wallet and cheap sunglassess on the dash, sit and wait. When that little piece of shit takes the bait, kick the living crap out of him. Do this a few times and word is going to get around. I've done this so I know. PROBLEM SOLVED! I will be over there this coming June, so if you see a rental with unlocked doors and windows down, STAY AWAY! I will be watching!

By Anonymous , 01-10-2010

Photographer in Costa Rica 10/6/-11/2/2010 - Aloha,
This is Nate with Freedom Riding in Hawaii. We'll be in Costa Rica filming a documentary for 4 weeks starting Oct 6th - Nov 2nd, 2010. Please contact us prior or while you are there if you'd like to be in the film. Go to our site: freedomriding.com
or email us: admin@freedomhi.com
Pura vida

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