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Costa Rica Surfing Vacation

by Jamie Rican

Whether you are going alone, as a couple, or with the kids, a Costa Rica surfing vacation is an unforgettable experience for everyone. Costa Rica is a honeymooner's paradise due to its combination of romance, adventure, volcanoes, rainforest, waterfalls, and secluded beaches. It is also a great place for families due to the varied activities that one may perform during their visit there. The whole concept of a Costa Rica surfing vacation revolves around the fact that this is one place where everyone can find something to their taste. The vacation is also quite economic so that it readily fits into the budget of most families.

Before going on a Costa Rica surfing vacation it is important to note that while there are plenty of beautiful beaches in that country not all of them provide the same kind of surfing opportunities. While some beaches are great for surfing they are not completely safe for children. Some beaches are quite public while others are quite secluded. The amenities offered along the beaches are also quite varied. That is why it is important that you plan your Costa Rica surfing vacation very carefully so that you do not end up feeling disappointed once you are at the beach with your surf board.

Make sure that your Costa Rica surfing vacation takes you to the beaches famous for their surfing activities. Costa Rica is a surfer's paradise in many ways and quite famous among vacationers. Playa Naranjo and Ollie's Point are just two surfing locations that are a must-visit for all serious surfing. The Golfito region is also famous for the "long lefthander" for surfers who are looking for a challenge. The best part of a Costa Rica surfing vacation is that you get to visit both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans as you visit the various beaches.

Costa Rica is tropical in nature and hence it enjoys great weather all the year round with the water temperature staying close to 80 degrees. Since it has shores on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, it receives swells from several directions at different times of the year. So make a note of the beaches, the surfing opportunities, and the time of year when you are planning you Costa Rica surfing vacation so that you do not book yourself on the wrong side of the country. There are more than 50 famous surf breaks and an even greater number of them that are not quite so popular.

However, should it so happen that when you land on the beach the surf blows out or goes flat then all you need to do is pack up and hop over to the other coast. The great thing about a Costa Rica surfing vacation is that one of the two coasts will always be in good surfing condition. While Costa Rica does not offer waves that are of the same size as in Hawaii, most of them are well shaped, long, tubular, and best of all, seemingly never ending in nature.

All the famous surfing locations have surf shops where you can rent or purchase surfing equipment. There are also many hotels and car rental services that offer discounts to surfers.

About the Author

Looking for a vacation Rental in Costa Rica? Jamie recommends this luxurious oceanfront 4BR, 4BA resort home in beautiful Playa Azul, Costa Rica. Beautiful isolated beaches -- miles in length, marvelous salt water fishing, tropical rain forest, and much more. See this beautiful house by clicking this link...

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