I want to take a surf trip with my buddies for my birthday, but can't decide between Mexico, Nicaragua or Costa Rica. Any suggestions ?
Costa Rica seriously competes with the worlds best surfing on both coastlines however the Pacific swell is the the ultimate deal and the small extra expense is usually uniquely rewarded.
There are so many places that are accessible and still remote that you can surf at that we would spend pages here. To mention a few must dos I will enumerate in no order some of the best places because they have all the infrastructures and amenities you need between hitting the swells.
Also it is important to know the type of communities so you can truly choose the basics of your experience particularly celebrating birthdays.
The nature is spectacular in all the areas you will visit in Costa Rica, see the Costa Rica Nature Conservatory blog for stories and photos with more information to guide you on the good path, peace and Pura Vida.
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The surfing doesn't get a lot better than Matapalo on the Osa Peninsula as well Playa Guiones on the southern Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. It isn't as cheap as Nicaragua, but Costa Rica's tourist infrastructure is far superior......especially helpful if you've not traveled there before. Our favorite is Matapalo; you can rent a house there and enjoy both the surf and the nearby jungle.