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Looking to do a surf trip... So many choices

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Looking to do a surf trip... So many choices

Hi,

Me and my friend started surfing this winter and we are planning to go to Costa Rica next June for three weeks or so. We are students, so we don't plan on looking a car or paying the big prices. We are looking to rent a small house next to the beach... which brings me to a question... where?

We saw so many sick spots that we'd like to go, but we don't know which one would be the best between tamarindo/avellanes/playa negra, dominical or playa Jaco/Hermosa for consistent surf + many types of waves close to each other because as I said, we will not have a car.

Thank you

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1. Re: Looking to do a surf trip... So many choices

Hey, you can certainly do tamarindo, Jaco and then Dominical. In 3 weeks, you got enough time.

Personally, I liked Dominical. It is also cheaper there. And oh yeah...BIG WAVES!

There are also come others beaches nearby Dominical: Dominicalito and Hermosa.

If you want to comapre price, you can use the Southern Costa Rica directory...very useful!

Dominical Hotels: southerncostarica.biz/Dominical/cat-hotels/

Have a great trip!

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2. Re: Looking to do a surf trip... So many choices

Thank you very much.

But I have an other question: was is the best way to travel from a place to an other if you don't rent a car?

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3. Re: Looking to do a surf trip... So many choices

Good advice above, in 3 weeks you should absolutely check a few spots. Up in Guanacaste you also have some famous breaks, Witches Rock and Ollies Point come to mind. Tamarindo is a good beach if you are still beginners, Jaco is good too but Tamarindo is a bit better overall. You could head towards Mal Pais after that and then cross Nicoya Peninsula from Montezuma to Heradura. From there surf Jaco and head south to Dominical.

Shuttles are better than public IMO. Not sure of prices, check with any of these for routes and cost

Shuttles

http://www.interbusonline.com

http://www.graylinecostarica.com/

http://www.costaricashuttle.com/

http://www.easyridecr.com/

http://www.ecotranscostarica.com/

boat taxi across Nicoya http://zumatours.net/

cheers

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4. Re: Looking to do a surf trip... So many choices

An other question for you guys (oh and thank you for the shuttle option it's a very good idea). If I had to choose two places on the Pacific Coast, where should I go to have different breaks everywhere around the two places? Thank you

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5. Re: Looking to do a surf trip... So many choices

hey, I found that information: tourrica.com/costa-rica-travel-articles-/136…

I think it is useful.

It explains differents Surf Spot.

I like Dominical, as I already said. A few km away, Playa hermosa is a good place too.

:)

Bon voyage!

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