Playa Los Cedros
This is the ideal spot for beginners or intermediates who are looking to hone their skills away from the madding crowd. The spot relies on a high tide which creates a reefy rocky point break with short waves. Never overly crowded, even at weekends.
Playa Hermosa is the most stunning and secluded beach. Whilst many visit the beach for leisure activities, it is also a fabulous spot for surfing. It has a beach break which goes to the left and right from the center. To the north, a break point can be found. Head to the beach around mid tide. Take note that at high tide the beach completely disappears.
Advanced surfers flock to this beach. The beach break works best in mid and high tides, with swells coming from the south. The beach is stunningly beautiful, although it can be crowded in high season.
La Lora Amarilla
La Lora Amarilla is a highly acclaimed surfing spot in Costa Rica. Surfers can expect A shaped waves which break in both directions at a low tide. When the currents are strong and the tide is high, the waves can reach 150 meters. One of the top five surfing destinations in the country!
Sunset Reef attracts many experienced surfers who enjoy the strong swells and ride-able walls.
The beach at Manzanillo is truly heavenly. Its soft white sand attracts the crowds. The waters break to the right and left over a rocky bottom. Handy for those in the area, but an unreliable surf might mean one of the other areas is more suitable.