Costa Rica, Surfer’s Paradise
Playa Bejuco is ideally situated on the Pacific coast for surfers, and Casa Rowe is a unique haven for wave riding families like ourselves. A short walk from our home down a road to the beach leads to consistent shoulder high to overhead waves, often tubular and fast breaking, best for shortboarders. Playa Bejuco has been described as a 'wave magnet,' and it can produce sizeable barrels. A 5-10 minute drive north on the coast highway yields the uncrowded waves of Esterillos (three coastal villages with varied beach breaks), including the gentle rolling waves of Esterillos Oeste, ideal for longboarders and one of the most consistent beach/reef breaks on the coast. It should be noted that there is always rideable surf to be found in the Bejuco/Esterillos area.

Playa Hermosa, a challenging world class wave destination, is a 15 minute drive north of Bejuco, and 10 minutes beyond Hermosa is the tourist and surf mecca of Jaco. Further north are found the classic point breaks (w/ long lefts) of Boca Barranca and Corralillo, about an hour away near Caldera.

Heading south on the coast from Bejuco, a 1-2 hour drive leads to the waves of Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Matapalo and Dominical. Finally, there is Pavones, a 5 hour drive to the south (overnight stay necessary) and arguably the best surf break in Costa Rica. The waves at Pavones, the longest lefts in the world, have been described as 'magical,' with rides lasting hundreds of yards.

Costa Rica is a surfer's paradise, with consistent waves and warm water - around 80 degrees - year round. There is probably no better place to experience the country's varied waves than on the central Pacific coast. Surf lessons for beginners, board rentals, and excursions to other areas of the coast for experienced surfers can be arranged by local surf gurus whose contact information will be provided to those staying in our home.
Costa Rica Surf
Bejuco Barrel
Esterillos Oeste
"Secret" Point Break