If there’s a beach in Costa Rica that best embodies the surfer ethos, it has to be Playa Grande.

Playa Grande Surfing

Its secluded coastline part of the Marino Las Baulas National Park boasts a lush tropical backdrop that perfectly complements the laid back atmosphere of this restful beach town. Here, surfers in the know congregate to score the most fun waves in the Gold Coast.

With the tan colored sand and bright blue waters that characterize the area, Playa Grande offers surfers a less crowded beach than Tamarindo, as the two breaks are separated by a protected estuary that can only be traversed via boat. In Grande you’ll be able to enjoy constant waves for intermediate and advanced surfers, without all the hustle of having to wait for long in the lineup.

Local surfers love Playa Grande for its authenticity, and the fact that despite being near Tamarindo, the protected area between them means it manages to maintain its calm aura. As the name of the beach might signal, Grande is indeed a big beach where waves are fast and strong with left and right hand tubes at the many breaks.

The most famous ones are Grande’s main peak, just 200 meters south of Las Palmeras surf break and within the confines of Las Baulas National Park, and Casitas, nearby the Palm Beach Estates and the parking area.

Be it for maximum energy swells, or starting out in one of the local surf schools, Grande is the right place to be if you want the full tico surfing experience. And in the rare case you decide to explore other options, Avellanas, Tamarindo and Witche’s Rock are just minutes away!

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