Costa Rica has long been the Central American mecca for the travelling surfer. With it’s warm water, lush tropical landscapes, dormant volcanoes and immaculate beaches.
The weather in Costa Rica is generally regarded as tropical throughout the year, with no distinct seasonal changes. The average temperature ranges in between 22-28 degrees, with most rain falling between the months of July and October depending on region.
This Central American country lies between Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Costa Rica is noted more for its natural beauty and friendly people than for its culture. Costa Rica has been heavily influenced by the Spanish Culture since the mid 1500's.
The busiest time in Costa Rica is during what is called the high season. The high season is between December and May. This also happens to be the prime surf season for the northern region of Costa Rica. For beach lovers there are a variety of sandy beaches to compliment the rocky points, rivermouths, reefs, and offshore islands which create a playground of surf spots that line both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Year round warm sea temperatures in Costa Rica mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year.