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Playa Dona Ana Surfing


Playa Dona Ana Surfing

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Surf Spot: Playa Doña Ana
Break Type: Point break
Difficulty Level: Experienced surfers
Best Swell Direction: SouthWest, South
Ride Direction: Left
Tides: Low and mid tides –  falling tides


Playa Doña Ana is in North Puntarenas on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Travelers who want to have a taste of everything the Playa Doña Ana Surfingtropical country is famous for should head to Dona Ana. Its beaches are splendidly beautiful with rocky inlets, strong waves and shimmering bays. The ideal location is perfect for honeymooners, families and backpackers alike. It is well known for holding annual riding competition, wonderful accommodations, cuisines and various sport opportunities including surfing.

The waves of Playa Dona Ana are rather demanding luring numerous surf enthusiasts from all over the globe. The beach features a point break that goes to the left breaking over a flat rocky sand bottom. The waves are very consistent, fast and create ledges frequently. The break is easy on the outside which gets gradually faster and challenging. The waves ride up to a long distance of about 500 meters! The best time to surf is during a low to mid tide with swells coming from the south and southwest. Due to the presence of many rocks and strong rip currents, the spot is potentially risky. Only experienced surfers should ride here. The beach is super crowded most of the time.

The areas surrounding Playa Dona Ana are perfect for visitors seeking more adventures and fun. The major towns of Puntarenas are located nearby the beach and tourists can readily access them. There are several Tico restaurants, bars and sodas that serve all sorts of delicious cuisines.

Surf Camps

There are not many surf camps in Playa Dona Ana and most surfers opt to choose camps located in Jaco and Caldera which are renowned surf destinations. Some of the surf camps that can arrange surf trips to Playa Dona Ana are Del Mar Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat,  Vista Guapa Surf CampJaco Surf Academy, Jaco Surf School, School of the WorldJim Hogan Surf Camp, Rove Costa Rica, Third World Productions and Worldwide Adventures Inc.

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