Costa Rica was discovered as a wave-riding paradise in the 1960's, and since that time, the breaks along the Pacific coastline of Guanacaste have experienced increasing popularity. Now recognized as one of the top places in the world to surf, Guanacaste sees growing numbers of surfers from around the world visiting the country each year in search of the “perfect” wave. The rainy and dry seasons have distinct characteristics with abundant swells and onshore winds during the rainy season, and crystal clear water and offshore winds during dry season.
The two most well-known surf spots in the country, Ollie's Point and Witches Rock, explode with action just minutes from Marina Papagayo. The first, Ollie's Point is known for its fast shallow right, a wave of perfection that holds mythic status among die-hard wave-riders. This break sometimes produces waves that roll on for 300 meters. Three rides here and exhausted, you’re done for the day! The second hot-spot is Witches Rock, to the north - an absolute shrine to surfing. When the south swells roll into Santa Rosa National Park, the Rock pitches smooth overhead tubes, one after the other. When it's on, these waves challenge even the pros.
While surfers ride year round here, the peak season is March to November.
For more information, please contact the marina concierge.