The Nicoya Peninsula is renowned throughout the world for its ideal surfing beaches, especially in the northern province of Guanacaste, near Tamarindo. That seaside resort is very popular with Americans, but the nearby beach of Avellanas is much quieter... at least on dry land! In the water, however, the waves crash openly and regularly.
Throughout the year, conditions remain very favourable, so that some call the place ‘Little Hawaii'. Other famous surfing spots punctuate the west coast of Costa Rica: Playa Hermosa and Jacó, each of which hosted the world surfing championships, in 2009 and in August 2016 respectively, and the beaches of Montezuma, Malpais, and Santa Teresa, in the southern part of the peninsula.
Provincia de Guanacaste