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Playa Negra,
Costa Rica

Casa Fuego

Casa Fuego sits on the best location in Playa Negra. As you sit ocean front looking over the beautiful infinity edge pool to the breaking waves at Playa Negra you will realize how good life is. The beach is located just beyond your gate so a day at the beach is waiting for you in the front yard. After a long day of relaxing, amazing sunsets will welcome you here every evening and will make your...

Playa Negra - 400 yards
Playa Blanca - 1.26 miles
Playa Avellanas - 2.60 miles

Starting at $175 Per Night

Costa Rica

Witch's Rock Surf Camp

Surf Hotel - Beach Front Tamarindo, Costa Rica Unlike other hotels in Tamarindo,Witch’s Rock Surf Camp was created to offer surf vacations for surfers of all levels. Our beachfront hotel is only steps from the beach and is the closest you can stay to the best surfing waves here in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Our hotel has an ocean view from every room. There are many world-class surf breaks...

Tamarindo Beach - Right on it
El Estero - 100 yards
Pico Pequeno - 400 yards

Starting at $125 Per Night

Playa Manzanillo de Cobano,
Costa Rica

Zopilote Surf Camp

Visit the Costa Rican beaches with guaranteed constant surf, year-round warm water temperatures around 27 degrees celsius (80 F) and a very 'surf and easy' atmosphere. It's a true paradise here in Playa Manzanillo! In fact, you will find some of the most beautiful, clean and uncrowded beaches you have ever seen, not far away from the famous and touristic playa of Santa Teresa. Enjoy...

Playa Hermosa - 1/4 mile
Mim's - 1.49 miles
Roca Mar/Suck Rock - 1.58 miles

Starting at $82 Per Night

Playa Negra,
Costa Rica

Casa Luna Miel

Beachfront Home with Pool Casa Luna Miel is just steps away to its own un-crowded semi-private beach in Playa Negra. It is here you will find excellent snorkeling, swimming and of course, world-class surfing on a right hand reef break. Take in the unequaled beauty of the endless ocean and mountain views from the 360-degree view sky deck, perfect for watching the sunrise/sunset, or for...

Playa Negra - 1/4 mile
Playa Avellanas - 1.91 miles

Starting at $200 Per Night

Playa Negra,
Costa Rica

Hotel Playa Negra

Beautiful Beach Hotel with Surf Break Out Front Hotel Playa Negra is the only beachfront hotel in the Playa Negra area, right in front of the world famous Playa Negra surf break and a few steps away from the beautiful Playa Negra sandy beach. Accommodations Our hotel have Seventeen brightly colored cabins that are nestled in a gently sloping site, each cabin is an independent room with lots...

Playa Negra - Right on it

Starting at $80 Per Night

Santa Teresa,
Costa Rica

Latitude 10 Resort

Your dream of a private beach retreat in Costa Rica, that offers sun, beach, tropical rainforest matched with some of the best relaxation and surfing in the world, just came true. Since opening, hundreds of guests from around the world have chosen Latitude 10 as their Costa Rican "home away from home", because that was the exact philosophy it was built around. A private second home that...

Mim's - 400 yards
Roca Mar/Suck Rock - 1/4 mile
Playa Santa Teresa - 1/4 mile

Starting at $245 Per Night

Costa Rica

Casa Romantica Hotel Y Restaurante

Relaxing Playa Guiones Hotel Casa Romantica is the closest beachfront Hotel in the Playa Guiones, right in front of the world famous surf break and a few steps away from the beautiful sandy beach. After a day full of activities, our comfortable and pleasant rooms will give you ideal peace and rest that you deserve. We offer 10 rooms around the beautiful tropical garden and pool. All with...

Playa Guiones - 200 yards
Playa Guiones - North - 400 yards
Playa Guiones - South - 1/2 mile

Starting at $90 Per Night

Playa Guiones,
Costa Rica

Kaya Sol Surf Hotel

A Small Surf Hotel in Nosara Nestled in the tranquil town of Playa Guiones on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica where water temps average 86 degrees, KayaSol Surf Hotel is in the heart of the magic. A versatile yet rural location for all of your tropical surf desires and jungle adventures, we cater to making your dream vacation a reality. Located on the border of the 200 meter protected...

Playa Guiones - North - 300 yards

Starting at $12 Per Night

Playa Guiones,
Costa Rica

Harmony Hotel

Laid Back Beach Hotel in the Jungle Inspired by the old school tropical destinations of eras that appreciated low key glamour and total escape, the Harmony Hotel Nosara is the perfect setting for people to get in tune with their natural rhythm. The graceful simplicity of earth tones and crisp whites creates rooms that are rooted in nature and beach life at the Harmony. All 24 accommodations...

Playa Guiones - 300 yards

Starting at $180 Per Night

Costa Rica

Namaste Oasis Vacation Retreat

Namaste Oasis Private Residence Club is your tropical jungle and beach retreat home unlike any other you'll find! It is located in the coveted residential K section of Nosara, just a short stroll to the beaches of Playa Guiones. You reach Namaste Oasis via a private road, enjoying privacy and seclusion in a natural tropical setting. The resort’s exceptional features include: * Modern...

Playa Guiones - South - 1/4 mile
Playa Guiones - 3/4 mile
Playa Guiones - North - 1.15 miles

Starting at $175 Per Night

Playa Santa Teresa,
Costa Rica

Hotel Meli Melo

Budget Accommodations in Santa Teresa, Close to the Beach The hotel Meli Meli is a B&B located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Only a 2 minute walk to the beautiful sandy beach and surf spot and also few steps to restaurants, groceries, shops.... Our 4 rental rooms have: - AC - Private bathroom with hot shower - Private terrace and tropical garden - Free WIFI - Safe box -...

Playa Santa Teresa - 300 yards
Roca Mar/Suck Rock - 1/4 mile
Mim's - 1/4 mile

Starting at $45 Per Night

Santa Teresa,
Costa Rica

Florblanca Resort

Upscale, Yoga, Surf, Relax, Exquisite Dining... How does one describe a hotel as special as Florblanca? A Truly Distinctive Hotel, where one feels equally at home holding a glass of wine, a yoga mat or a surfboard. One of the world's most sensitive and enticing eco-climates is located in the Central American country of Costa Rica. Pressed between the Caribbean to the East and the Pacific...

Mim's - 200 yards
Roca Mar/Suck Rock - 200 yards
Playa Santa Teresa - 400 yards

Starting at $425 Per Night

Santa Teresa,
Costa Rica

Florblanca Surf House

Perfect Costa Rica Upscale Surf House The Florblanca SURF HOUSE is positioned on an adjacent lot beside Florblaca Villa I with a spectacular ocean front vista. If you're looking for the ultimate barefoot chic surf getaway in Costa Rica, you've found it. The Space Converted from a modest private Costa Rican home, the "laid back" Florblanca surf house has three...

Mim's - 200 yards
Roca Mar/Suck Rock - 200 yards
Playa Santa Teresa - 400 yards

Starting at $359 Per Night

Playa Negra,
Costa Rica

Casa Ola Perfecta

Large Playa Negra Vacation Rental on the Beach Casa Ola Perfecta is a three level 5000+ square foot 4 bedroom, 3 bath home decorated in a "Pura Vida" surf motif. This contemporary home sits atop a 30 foot bluff, approximately 60 meters from the pristine beach directly in front of the world class surf break known as Playa Negra. The home boasts 3 large and very private outdoor living...

Playa Negra - Right on it
Playa Blanca - 1.64 miles

Starting at $550 Per Night

Playa Negra,
Costa Rica

Casa Ohana

One of the Most Impressive Vacation Homes in Costa Rica Designed by world-renowned modern architect Tony Unruh, Casa Ohana seems to grow out of the volcanic bluff overlooking Playa Negra beach and surf break. Its soaring curved walls are at once wave and shell, while its clean lines and high ceilings speak of open space and unexplored horizons. Outdoor Living Area The entry opens to a lanai...

Playa Negra - 100 yards
Playa Blanca - 1.70 miles
Playa Avellanas - 2.21 miles

Starting at $720 Per Night

Playa Negra,
Costa Rica

Casa Vista Azul

Located in a sparsely populated gated community in Playa Negra, Casa Vista Azul is an unsurpassed location for anyone who loves the ocean, sun, sand, and the warm gentle air of the tropics. Casa Vista Azul has one of the most spectacular ocean views in Costa Rica, hands down. Enjoy unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean from any point on the property; SURFERS CAN CHECK THE CONDITION OF ONE OF...

Playa Negra - 400 yards
Playa Blanca - 1.24 miles
Playa Avellanas - 2.62 miles

Starting at $375 Per Night

Costa Rica

Villa Alegre - Tamarindo Bed and Breakfast

Great Waves and an Upscale B&B on the Beach in Tamarindo Villa Alegre Bed and Breakfast offers luxury accommodations in a Spanish style villa on the beach of Playa Langosta in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Vacation and rest in our peaceful tropical garden setting adjacent to natural parkland and just a few steps to the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy our creative interiors showcasing collectibles from around...

Langosta - 1/4 mile
Pico Pequeno - 3/4 mile
Tamarindo Beach - 1.21 miles

Starting at $150 Per Night

Costa Rica

Laguna del Cocodrilo

Our Tamarindo beach front hotel invites you to the perfect surf vacation. Depending on your desire to relax or doing activities, you will be able to discover a unique tropical country where fauna and flora are abundant. This family friendly hotel is located on the beach, surrounded by a colorful tropical garden. Our 10 hotel rooms and 2 junior suites, all comfortable and if you bring your...

El Estero - 200 yards
Tamarindo Beach - 300 yards
Pico Pequeno - 1/4 mile

Starting at $60 Per Night

Costa Rica

Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort

This luxurious Four-star hotel is located on the Northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort sets its self apart from all others as the only hotel located on the white sand of the world famous Tamarindo Beach. As Tamarindo's first hotel, we have been the area's premier lodging facility and offer our guests 30 years of hospitality experience. Spread out...

Pico Pequeno - Right on it
Tamarindo Beach - 200 yards
El Estero - 1/4 mile

Starting at $100 Per Night

Santa Teresa,
Costa Rica

Casa Cecilia

Beachfront Bed and Breakfast Hotel Casa Cecilia, the first truly beachfront B&B in Playa Santa Teresa, is situated front and center to some of the most consistent surf on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.  We provide our guests with a relaxed, yet intimate atmosphere that is ideal for single surf travelers, couples or groups who desire comfortable, clean, affordable and hassle-free...

Playa Santa Teresa - Right on it
Roca Mar/Suck Rock - 100 yards
Mim's - 300 yards

Starting at $88 Per Night

Santa Cruz,
Costa Rica

Hotel Iguanazul

  Book Now > Perched on a bluff immediately above the beach. A quiet place where you can enjoy a white sand almost deserted beach, world class surf breaks, great snorkeling, spectacular sunsets and many adventures. located very close to beaches as Playa Junquillal, Playa Negra and Avellanas. Our ALL INCLUSIVE beach hotel is located one and a half hours away from the...

Playa Blanca - Right on it
Playa Junquillal - 1/2 mile
Playa Negra - 1.59 miles

Starting at $75 Per Night

Playa Guiones,
Costa Rica

The Gilded Iguana

A landmark at the beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica, The Gilded Iguana Hotel brings casual relaxation, comfort and excellent service to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The Gilded Iguana has been a part of the Beach community of Nosara since 1986, making it one of the oldest, most established hotels in the area. The Gilded Iguana is a favorite, and well loved SURF VACATION destination hotel.  A...

Playa Guiones - North - 400 yards

Starting at $50 Per Night

Playa Guiones,
Costa Rica

Nosara Beach Hostel

Located at only 382 feet from Punta Guiones Beach, the Nosara Beach Hostel is the best place to hang for surfers and beach lovers. Our 3.280 yard property is the best place to relax, listen to the Pacific Ocean and make new friends. We have a large commune area, with cable TV, Play Station 3, foosball table, hammocks, darts, and ping pong table, that will keep you entertained while you are nor...

Playa Guiones - South - 300 yards
Playa Guiones - 1/4 mile

Starting at $20 Per Night

Playa Negra,
Costa Rica

Villa Caramar

Nestled in the trees on a private piece of beach at Playa Negra you'll find a luxurious Playa Negra vacation rental perfect for surfers - VILLA CARAMAR.  The living area boasts a 22 ft. high atrium complete with stainless steel catwalk bridging the two sides of the second floor.  The main floor has a master suite complete with not one, but TWO bathrooms, both inside and outside...

Playa Negra - 1/4 mile

Starting at $400 Per Night

Playa Guiones,
Costa Rica

Harbor Reef Surf Hotel

Classic Surf Resort in the heart of Playa Guiones Harbor Reef Hotel and it's wonderful collection of rooms, suites, two pools, restaurant and a bar have been a favorite Guiones getaway for families and surfers year after year.  A family owned and operated business, Harbor Reef Hotel is only a couple minutes walk along a jungle path to reach the beautiful and expansive beach - Playa...

Playa Guiones - South - 1/4 mile
Playa Guiones - 1/4 mile
Playa Guiones - North - 1/2 mile

Starting at $45 Per Night


Costa Rica Surf Trip Overview

Costa Rica has long been a favorite surf destination for North American surfers.  Surfers have been embarking on surf adventures to Costa Rica since the 60's and 70's.  It was after the release of Endless Summer II that Costa Rica became a household name for most surfers though.  Costa Rica, the land of "Pura Vida" has seen a lot of growth in the last couple decades and for good reason.  A pleasant climate, breathtaking beaches and jungle and year round warm water and good surf combined with a plethora of private beachfront rentals make this a dream destination for many. 

From the the remote and exceptionally long (if inconsistent) left of Pavones in Southern Costa Rica to the nightlife and friendly beach breaks of Tamarindo up north, Costa Rica has a surf break for everyone.  If it's big winter juice you're after you'll certainly find it here, although in an unlikely spot.  The Caribbean coast is home to the surf break Salsa Brava which is also known as the "Caribbean Pipeline".  Playa Negra is one of the best right reef breaks on the Costa Rican Pacific coast and there are wonderful houses to rent right in front of the point.  If it's a laid back hippy/yoga kind of surf vacation you're after try the Nosara/Guiones region.  You won't be able to rent a vacation home directly on the beach here, but that's because the beach is a nature preserve so all buildings are set back 200 meters, preserving that laid back "old Costa Rica" feel with no high rise accommodations in sight.  And the beach break here is one of the few spots that's equally fun for beginners and experts alike.

Vacation Rental, Hotel or Surf camp?

Costa Rica has no shortage of accommodation choices. From swanky luxury villas to backpacker surf camps, you'll find whatever you're looking for. For the most part, private beachfront rentals in Costa Rica are the way to go. There's so many of them you'll have a great range of price points to choose from as well as plenty of space to bring the family and friends and store your surf gear. Surf camps in Costa Rica are also popular for those wanting to take lessons or be in a group environment. Tamarindo has Witch's Rock - one of the most famous surf camps worldwide. As for hotels, there are not many large resort type hotels at the popular surf breaks (yet) but you'll find plenty of boutique beachfront hotels that offer wonderful amenities and can be a great option for a surf honeymoon.

Getting Here

If you're flying into Costa Rica for your surf vacation then you have two options for international airports.  The largest airport with the most flights is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) located in the capital of San Jose.  This airport best serves surf destinations in Central or Southern Costa Rica like Jaco, Dominical, Matapalo, and Pavones.  If you're headed North to the Guanacaste region to surf (Tamaridno, Playa Negra, Santa Teresa, etc.) a much closer option is Liberia International Airport (LIR).  LIR doesn't have as many flight options but you'll only be about an hour from the waves when you land.

Renting a car is fairly standard for a Costa Rica surf trip.  Most people like to explore once they're here, and the distance from the airport to most surf spots requires long bus rides (though a good option if you're looking for adventure!). Renting an SUV or 4WD is usually recommended and the Costa Rican rental car companies are very familiar with surf travelers and their needs.

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