Costa Rica: Golfo de Nicoya
Experience the true meaning of outdoor/indoor living in this beachfront paradise where both surfing and relaxation are of first class standard.
Low Pressure Stormrider Surf Guide says:
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 travellers, 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.
Find more general info about when to go and statistics on the Low Pressure’s Stormrider Guide website.
Condition descriptions provided by the Operator:
Let us help you ride the waves of the mighty Pacific. Just minutes from your door are beautiful beach breaks, Playa Hermosa and Playa Santa Teresa. Accompanied by a local surf instructor, you will learn the basics of surfing and hopefully catch a long ride. We offer beginner and intermediate boards that are free of charge for all Florblanca guests.
Whether it's your first time paddling out or you're looking to hang ten, surfing is not to be missed at Florblanca. Surfing put our remote village on the map, and it continues to impress today's globetrotters in search of the next best wave.
Outside Magazine recently featured Florblanca Resort in an article about Life Changing Adventure Trips for Surfing. Surfing in Mal Pais, Costa Rica was listed as 1 of 10 life changing adventure trips and the author recommends staying at the Surf House at Florblanca Resort.