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Playa Caletas Surf


Playa Caletas Surf

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Surf Spot: Playa Caletas,
Break Type: Reef break
Difficulty Level: All surfers
Best Swell Direction: NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Ride Direction: Right and left
Tides: High and mid tides – rising and falling tides


Playa Caletas is found on the southern Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica. The beach is an unspoiled, secluded and Playa Caletas surfingutterly tranquil place found just south to Coyote. The strip of white sand beach is mostly uncrowded blessed with offshore breeze, super fun waves and picturesque location. Playa Caletas can be a bit difficult to find as its route only includes rough tracks and dirt roads. However, the heavenly beach is worth the trouble. Travelers can drive a car from Punta Islita which is about half an hour away. Playa Caletas is a vast nesting beach for leatherback turtles. These turtles are endangered species so the beach might be converted into a national reserve in near future. The shimmering shores offer plenty of awesome activities. Horseback riding, turtle tours, wildlife trips, sport fishing, kayaking and surfing are big here.

Regarded as one of the best surf beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Caletas features a challenging reef break perfect for experienced surfers. The waves are great to surf when the swells rise from Northwest, West, Southwest and South teamed up with the wind blowing from Northeast. The swells begin building up at 3 feet and can hold up to 8 feet. Best time to surf is when the tide is mid to high. The waves usually ride up to 150 meters breaking over a reef coral bottom to the right and left. Watch out for rips, undertows and currents.

Surf Camps

There are several accommodations nearby the beach. For a luxurious stay, Casa Caletas is the best option. Surf camps and retreat like Zuma Tours, Vajra Sol Surf and Yoga Retreat and Women’s Quest: Costa Rica Surf and Yoga Retreat are popular camps in the southern Nicoya Peninsula that can surf trips to Playa Caletas.

Accommodations and Things to Do in Playa Caletas

Playa Caletas presents a number of luxurious and affordable accommodations for those of you who are seeking a lavish and intimate vacation. They are Las Caletas Lodge, Casa Celatas Hotel and Villa Caletas. The accommodations offer lush rooms, scrumptious meals and many amenities. The staff of these places even arrange and carry out tours to different sightseeing and adventurous spots. Some of the adventures include nighttime walks in the rain forests, bird watching in Drake’s Bay area and Corcovado National Park, horseback riding along the pristine shores, canopy tours and zip lining excursions in the forests, snorkeling adventure in Cano Island and dolphin and whale watching tours in Drake’s Bay. Have an extraordinary and heavenly experience during your vacation in Playa Caletas.

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