Surfers all over the world regard Nosara in Costa Rica to be the best surfing location. The beaches here are not full and crowded as they are at other places. You can still find secluded spots on the beach, which is almost impossible anywhere else these days. Adding to this, the cleanliness of the beach and awesome waves make this an ideal destination. And the surf breaks are unmatched elsewhere in the world. If you are a surfing enthusiast, you have reached heaven itself! Many people come here for a relaxing as well as adventurous holiday and still others are slowly making this their home.
Below are three points to keep in mind if you are planning a surfing holiday in Nosara.
• Check with different airlines to find the most economical charges to fly to Costa Rica. If you have a lot of luggage, check with them in advance to avoid any later issues, especially if you are carrying your surf board along. Once you get there, you can rent a cab to take you to Nosara. It will not be an easy ride as most roads are rough. If you plan on renting a car during your vacation in Nosara, carry your own straps and soft racks as the cars here do not include them. If you are a serious surfer or enthusiastic about learning it, you will have a blast here.
• There are around four major beaches here, Playa Guiones, Playa Ostional, Playa Pelada and Playa Nosara. The perfect location for surfing is found at the Playa Guiones. Though the waves are better at Playa Ostional, there are hundreds of rock formations that may be dangerous during surfing. Playa Ostional is a major turtle nesting ground, which brings sharks. This coupled with the black hot sand beaches makes it a bad surfing location. Guiones has pink sandy beaches and perfect breaks any surfer could want. Though the best surfing destinations in Nosara are not accessible by car, as the roads are bad, the walk there is definitely worth it when you see the ideal waves for surfing.
• The surfing season in Nosara extends from the month of October to May. However the best time in the year is between December to April. As the surfing season is so long, it gives you better options to plan for vacation any time you want to. The early mornings are the best time for surfing. This may be a problem if you want to enjoy the nightlife here. If you are a true surfing enthusiast you need to get to bed early at night to enjoy the best surfing experience of your life, early in the morning at the Playa Guiones.
The locals here are wonderful surfers and are ever ready to share their beaches and waves with you. You will have absolutely no issues with the Nosara locals. There are numerous surf schools here for beginners. The lessons are given by expert surfers that will teach you to enjoy the waves. These schools also have all-inclusive surf packages for you to enjoy the best of Nosara surfing. You will see that Nosara is definitely a surfer’s paradise.