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Closest beach for beginner / intermediate« on: April 17 2009 05:04:00 »
I`m going to Costa Rica next week for my first time, and I`ve heard so much nice about the country; so I`m pretty stoked.
However, I`m was invited to come along with a company which plans to visit pineapple and banana farms. However, I have time off and will surf (but have to be present at their hotel every evening).
We will stay in three places. Can anyone please suggest me where to go surfing from there (I`m a beginner / intermediate). I have a rental car and prepared for driving 1 or 2 hours each morning to reach the beaches :p
This is where we will stay:
San Jose (near the airport)
San Carlos in the northern part of the country
Puerto Viejo on the Caribean coast
All suggestions are highly appreciated.
RE: Closest beach for beginner / intermediate« Reply #1 on: April 17 2009 09:04:00 »
Your best bet for beginner surf spots on the Caribbean close to Puerto Viejo is Cocles or Cahuita. These are sand bottomed breaks, not really begginer breaks, but if its small it will be less dangerous than some of the reef breaks like Salsa. Keep in mind that if there is a swell running it will be rough wherever you go. Most of the time its either pumping or flat on that side of Costa Rica. There are some surf schools in the area. I haven't ventured over to Puerto Viejo in a couple years, so I'm not sure who is good.