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Get Active in Beautiful, Tropical Costa Rica, Jewel of Central America

Miles of beaches and a number of national parks and reserves provide the perfect playground for rafting through the wilderness, surfng epic breaks or hiking through clouds.
The forested peak of the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica’s northwest

Activities in Costa Rica

Surfing

PAVONES 1

Home to one of the longest left-hand breaks on the planet, Pavones is legendary among surfers and, on a good day, can offer a satisying two- or three-minute ride. Conditions are usually best with a southern swell but if you’re there when the waves aren’t, just head a short distance further south to Punta Banco, a reef with decent rights and lefts.

SALSA BRAVA 2

This Caribbean break near Puerto Viejo has the country’s biggest surf and, in December, waves can reach 7m high. The swell pulls in from the east, pushing a wall of water against the shallow reef, in the process generating a thick and powerful curl. The wave, baptised by some locals as ‘the cheese grater’, has turned Puerto Viejo from a barely accessible town 30 years ago into the world-class surf destination it is today.

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