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Playa Bonita – Surf the Waves

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Playa Bonita – Surf the Waves

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Surf Spot: Playa Bonita
Break Type: Beach break, reef break
Difficulty Level: Experienced surfers
Ride Direction: Left
Tides: High and mid tides


Playa Bonita is a beautiful beach located north of Limon. It is very popular among the locals who go there to spend weekends. It Playa Bonita Surfingfeatures a beach break which can get really big before closing out and an exposed reef break with shallow, fast and hollow waves. The waves break to the left. The best time to surf the reef break is at a mid tide while for the beach break, high tide is great. The surf spot is inconsistent and requires a big swell to work. The best wind direction is from the south and southwest hemispheres. Windswells are more common than groundswells. Dry season offers the best surfing condition. The break is often very crowded. Watch out for rip currents, jellyfishes and sharp corals.

Surf Camps

Popular surf camps nearby Limon include Surf For Life, Nomad Surfers Surf Camp, Hostel Crocodile Surf Camp, Totem Surf School and Tours and Totem Hotel Beach Resort.

Accommodations in Playa Bonita

The road that leads from Limon to Playa Bonita features a number of great lodging options. Be it a hostel for backpackers, a villa for couples, a charming bed and breakfast or a cozy hotel for families with kids. Three of the most popular accommodations include Hotel Playa Bonita, Oasys Del Caribe and Hotel Maribu Caribe. Hotel Playa Bonita is a beach front hotel offering views to the vast Caribbean Ocean and its shimmering sand shorelines. The hotel has spacious, whitewashed rooms, plenty of amenities and an oceanfront restaurant that serves delicious and fresh seafood along with other cuisines. Oasys Del Caribe is on the northwestern side of Limon featuring a covey lovely pink bungalows furnished with breezy lace curtains and bamboo furniture. The place has a large pool which is very convenient as the beach is not nearby. Another recommended hotel in Playa Bonita is Hotel Maribu Caribe. It features air conditioned hilltop rooms, thatched roof bungalows, wireless internet service, cable TV, minifridge and immaculately polished gardens. On your surfing vacation to Playa Bonita – surf the waves, live in comfort and luxury and enjoy spectacular beauty of the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.

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Surf Adventures in Playa Bonita

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