Warm waters, stunning beaches and fewer people than many surf spots in Costa Rica make the Nicoya Peninsula as close to surfing perfection as you’ll find anywhere.

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Will and Kate B are here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Flight from London London

10:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -6 hrs

Conditions are excellent all year round, although for the absolute best, the dry season between December and April is the time to go. The stretch of coast know as Mal Pais, meaning 'bad lands' in Spanish is anything but bad, with excellent surfing to suit all levels. Beginners can get to grips with their board in the mellow waters around El Carmen, while the more seasoned pros can ride the fast hollow waves 15 minutes up the coast in Santa Teresa.

We can arrange private lessons with qualified instructors and with some stylish places to stay in the area you can guarantee you'll be well rested before you take to the waves and you can indulge in a little luxury at the end of a day on the water.

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Original Highlight

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The surfer's salute of fist with thumb and little finger spread, while used universally, has become a Costa Rican greeting embodying the Ticos' philisophy of Pura Vida - a commitment to celebrating a peaceful way of life.

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Where to stay

Florblanca

Florblanca

Florblanca is a small resort, fast becoming the benchmark for upmarket properties on this stretch of the Pacific coast.

Harmony Hotel

Harmony Hotel

The rooms at the Harmony Hotel are dotted along a path through a tropical garden down towards the Pacific Ocean.

Punta Islita

Punta Islita

Punta Islita has a spectacular, hillside position with superb views across forest, beach and sea.

Latitude 10

Latitude 10

Located just outside the laidback town of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula, Latitude 10 has a similarly relaxed and friendly vibe.

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Will and Kate B are our Guanacaste & the Nicoya Peninsula experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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