Blue Surf Sanctuary
Costa Rica: Golfo de Nicoya
High levels of comfort at this boutique accommodation with emphasis on relaxation, detox and surf.
LowPressure's Stormrider Surf Guide says:
General Conditions Costa Rica
In the ‘70’s, Central America began to attract U.S surfers, looking for exotic waves close to home. Costa Rica was a major draw, where it was possible to be surfing an endless, peeling pointbreak, within an hour’s drive of the airport and a choice of two very different coastlines. Political stability, high degree of education and an absence of civil war, so popular in neighbouring countries, has earned it the reputation of being a ‘Latin Switzerland’. Compared to its population, Costa Rica has an incredible number of surfing expats and travelers, representing 10% of all tourists, which translates to 100,000 surfers. Areas such as Guanacaste, became a victim of its own success, so new waves were sought around the Nicoya Gulf, opening up places like Mal Pais. Despite the shocking access roads requiring 4WD in the wet season, this wild area became a surf-school heaven, trading on idyllic tropical scenery, incredible national park wildlife and mellow beachbreaks.
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Conditions provided by the operator
Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are home to some of the best and least crowded surf in Costa Rica. The area offers many different types of surf breaks that are fun for all levels of surfers. The experienced surfer will be stoked to find themselves in one of the most renowned surf locations in the world while this area is also known for its fun, peaky, sand bottom beach breaks that make our beach a fantastic and safe place to learn to how to surf. For those of you with children, Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa (our neighboring beach) are also perfect beaches for teaching and introducing surfing to young children.