Playa Carmen
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Playa Carmen

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Puntarenas

Costa Rica

Skill Level
intermediate

The Break

Also known as Mal Pais. Playa Carmen is a powerful and sometimes barreling, normal to long left beach break. Longboards, shortboards, funboards, and SUPs are all good here. Consistency is year-round; waves here are some of the most consistent in Costa Rica.

About the Access

Public beach access is where Cobano Road meets the beach.


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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    4 - 6 ft
  • Swells
    SSW
  • Wind
    5 mph
  • Weather
    81°f
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Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
    Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
    Left
  • Board Type
    Longboard, Shortboard, Funboard, SUP
  • Type of Break
    Beach
  • Swell directions
    S, NW
  • Best wind directions
    NE
  • Crowd levels / week
    Empty
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few
  • Seabed
    Sand
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid
  • Power
    Powerful, Barreling
  • Access By
    Public Beach, 4WD, Paddle out

The Area

Santa Teresa is a tropical beach town in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. The picturesque and long stretch of coastline is full of jungle-front, white sandy beaches and wonderful surf. The area has developed into a popular destination as an eco-tourism and surf destination. Plenty of options are available in the area for all types of travelers: rustic campsites to luxury accommodations, simple to fine-dining restaurants, and endless adventurous activities.

Location
Puntarenas, Costa Rica 26 listings within this region
Amenities Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Shaded Area
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Family Friendly
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