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  1. #21
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    The hotel is pretty sick, I would stay there again in a second. Walk 25 yards and you have one of the best breaks in Costa infront of you.I would recommend staying in one of the bungalows with AC.

    http://www.playanegra.com/en/
    Last edited by andrewk529; Nov 28, 2012 at 09:20 PM.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by bodiezap View Post
    I agree about jaco... so sketchy with all the trannies and drugs... it can ruin your trip along with the, sorta ok sometimes, waves. DEF dont take your lady there
    You can be in the Jaco area without ever going into town. There's tons of empty breaks. Esterios Oeste y Este, Dominical, Boca Baranca (a really long left) and Guacalillio, a sweet break where you jump off a cliff to get out and mingle with a big croc.

  3. #23
    Headrow,

    I own a condo in Tamarindo. I have posted it on here before. It is a gated community with a pool, etc. it is one block to the beach in Tamarindo. It is located in town right next to everything. The beach there is really safe. no problems. you can walk to whole town. The tours you are mentioning are all around town. book thru withches rock surf camp or other places in town. If you are interested. let me know. I can get you cost of weekly at my condo.
    thanks

  4. #24
    hermosa is similiar as you have Jaco close by which has shops, restuarants, etc. I would never stay in Jaco or tamarindo but you can stay in nice places close by so you have those conforrts but you can be in a nicer area in CR. hermosa is a better break than grande but grande gets good also. if you want to do road trips around grande there are more options for other surf breaks 30-1 hour drive away as oppose to hermosa though hermosa has places close by but not as many break options. either way grande is a great suggestion and hermosa is too

    Quote Originally Posted by acg116 View Post
    also think about playa hermosa, believe there's a few decent hotels right on the beach, and the break speaks for itself. also, manuel antonio has a break (decent, certainly not cr's finest, though) on the north end, but the place is probably one of the most beautiful on the planet, good restaurants, good hotels, etc. plus you could drive to decent breaks not too far away (dominical, for example, is a 45 minute drive).

  5. #25
    Sabra Teresa or Pavones...Perfect time to go!!! Waves are generally great! Let me know if you need guide, boards, rooms or transportation. I have some local friends there who run services.
    Also, check out my daily video surf report, it will get you excited. Each morning I post a 45 second clip of the day's surf from Santa Teresa...it's killer.
    http://www.barefootinpublic.com/surf-report
    Enjoy...Live The Lifestyle!

  6. #26
    I am heading to Puntarenas in late February for my buddies wedding, have surfed Playa Grande, Tamarindo and beaches in Guanacaste a couple years back, had a blast.... am unfamiliar with where I am going for the wedding..anybody have any good spots to surf in the Puntarenas area? beach breaks? close?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by njsurf159 View Post
    check out www.surfcosta.com
    Some guys from NJ that own some property down there and are really friendly/ know the area. Visited them 2 years ago and had a great time.
    heck yeah! any questions email rvb@surfcosta.com

    we are in Esterillos Oeste, 15 min from jaco, 45 min from Manuel Antonio

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by MG202 View Post
    I am heading to Puntarenas in late February for my buddies wedding, have surfed Playa Grande, Tamarindo and beaches in Guanacaste a couple years back, had a blast.... am unfamiliar with where I am going for the wedding..anybody have any good spots to surf in the Puntarenas area? beach breaks? close?
    You actually going to Puntarenas, Puntarenas (El Puerto)? Puntarenas is a Province too. I lived there for about a year and my wife is from there. Definitely will see a different part of CR than Tamarindo, but great place and some good waves close to there. If you are there during the week of Valentines day you will be treated to los carnivales, crazy time when just about all of CR descends on the city. Hit me up with a PM if you want a little info...

  9. #29
    Bumping this thread (new guy here). We (me, wife, 2 yr old, mom in law) were considering a week in Playa Negra in February, but started to hear that the surf in our winter is small and weak on the reef. Can anyone attest to the surf in Negra (specifically) with the NW swells?

    Does Mal Pais pick up more swell? I was in CR for a month about 12 years ago. We had a week of chest high and bigger surf in Mal Pias, but never got any swell while between Negra and Witches. This was before there were 20 surf forecasting websites, so I am not sure if it was just that it does not pick up the NW in the NW corner of CR, or if it was just our luck. We scored again as soon as we left and headed south to Hermosa/ Roca Loca.

    Any help much appreciated. I'd rather CR over Kauai, but we may end up going to the island if CR will likely be small.

  10. #30
    Get the ' Surfers guide to Costa Rica' . Well written and full of great info. I ordered mine off Amazon for 12 bucks.

    There are also some great travel blogs about each area.