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Welcome the summer surfing in Costa Rica!
December 15, 2011

Costa Rica has the best surfing destinations in the world.

Hotel Parque del Lago gives you some recommendations when going to the beach:

  • Don’t forget: sunscreen, beach umbrella, hat or cap, sunglasses, bathing suit, beach toys, sandals or flip flops, cell phone, water and some drinks and camera.
  • If you’re eating at a restaurant ask your friends, family or locals about it.
  • Avoid sunbathing at noon.

Have a nice trip!

Now that Christmas winds are chilling the city, the best thing to do is go after the sun, sand and strong waves to enjoy your vacations in the best beaches for surfing.

Costa Rica is lucky to have the best surfing destinations in the world, so the Hotel Parque del Lago, your entrance and exit doorway to the country, invites you to visit the five beaches qualified as the best for surfing.

Parque del Lago is one of the hotels you must include in your summer plans, since it has a perfect location, large parking lot and an infrastructure filled with Costa Rican culture that will make you enjoy the most amazing and unforgettable vacations.

The best waves

If you would like to visit a beach where you can practice great surfing close to the capital, go to Playa Hermosa, in the province of Puntarenas. This place will charm you with the best waves, which even reach 13 feet.

Don’t worry of you don’t have the necessary equipment because here you can rent all the instruments at very affordable prices.

Playa Hermosa is perfect to spend the day resting under a palm tree with a good book or you can take tours to nearby places, where you can truly appreciate the natural beauties of the zone.

Also located in the Pacific but towards the south, about 375 km from San Jose and with an extension of 1.5 km, Playa Pavones will meet all your expectations, since it’s the #1 in having the longest waves in the world.

There’s nothing like surfing under the magnificent sun of the North Pacific, so the Hotel Parque del Lago recommends you visit Playa Grande, surrounded by large waves that allow navigation, but that aren’t dangerous for swimming or bathing.

Don’t just sit with your arms crossed after you’re done surfing, because in this area you can find the largest marine reptiles, the leatherback turtles (largest sea turtles), and you can observe them with your friends.

If you want to visit a very popular beach, Playa Negra is the ideal place, covered by dark sands produced by the rocky formations that make this beach perfect for beginner or expert surfers.

You can also enjoy the unique environment of the zone, where there are many restaurants and handcraft sales for everyone’s taste.

The Caribbean also has awesome waves; Puerto Viejo is known for having the longest wave in Costa Rica: Salsa Brava. This place is visited by expert surfers known worldwide that are looking for a unique ambience and sharing with the Afro-Caribbean culture.

Puerto Viejo also has beaches where you can swim peacefully, in areas with very low and soft waves. Here you can relax at a restaurant or bar a few steps away from the ocean.

Hotel Parque del Lago wants you to spend an unforgettable summer with your board and the waves, hoping this guide will help you throughout the best surfing spots of the country. If you don’t practice surfing, you can appreciate the natural beauties that surround the beaches. Parque del Lago wishes you the best vacations and happy holidays!

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