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Southern Pacific

Southern Pacific Region of Costa Rica

The deep south of Costa Rica is a much more remote area than most of the pacific coast with much less development along the beaches of the southern zone.  The mountainous terrain and lush tropical foliage cover the coastline in a blanket of green.  This area is less populated and much more rural than other coastal zones along the Pacific.

Southern Costa Rica is home to Dominical, one of the heaviest beach break barrels in Costa Rica.  It is also home to the Osa Peninsula, which houses the Parque Corcovado National Park, considered to be the most biologically diverse places on the planet, with more than 6% of the world’s biodiversity in an area smaller than the City of London.  The Osa is also home to Cabo Matapalo, Backwash, Pan Dulce, and several other quality right point breaks lining the northern mouth of the Gulfo Dulce, making it a great place to surf and stay for ecotravelers.

Across the bay, is Pavones, home to one of the longest left point breaks in the world, as well as, a number of unknown breaks along the Burrica Peninisula, whose central ridge forms the border between Costa Rica and Panama.  The waves are best during the late spring and summer months when the southern hemisphere winter starts pumping south swells towards Central America.

Some of the surfing destinations in Southern Costa Rica include the following:


Cabo Matapalo

Playa Zancudo


If you need further assistance in planning your next surfing vacation to Costa Rica, please feel free to contact us anytime at info@surfingcostarica.com.

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