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Playa Negra Surfing


Playa Negra Surfing

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Surf Spot: Playa Negra
Break Type: Beach break
Difficulty Level
: All surfers
Ride Direction: Left and right
Best Swell Direction: East, Northeast
Tides: All tides – Rising and falling tides


Playa Negra, also known as the black beach, is a 15 kilometers long found in Cahuita. The beach break is located just north of Puerto playa negra surfingViejo offering a set of sloppy waves for newbies and intermediate surfers. The break is consistent throughout the year. The waves are regular, rather sloppy and break to the left and right over a sandy bottom. When the break picks up swells from east and northeast, the waves tend to get hollow and break far outside. The best time to surf is at a high tide with the wind coming from southwest and west direction. Most of the times, the waves range up to 50 meters but on good days, they can even be 100 meters high! The break is great for beginners because the waves gentle and easy to ride. Also, the area is mostly uncrowded. Watch out for sea urchins and sharp reef.

Surf Camps

Popular surf camps on Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica include Surf For Life, Nomad Surfers Surf Camp, Hostel Crocodile Surf Camp, Totem Surf School and Tours and Totem Hotel Beach Resort.

Things to do in and around Playa Negra

The beautiful black beach is not just famous for surfing but many other things. It is a protected beach with a very high ecological status. Have picnics with your families and loved ones, take a refreshing swim, explore the coral reefs and so much more. Besides surfing, travelers can enjoy numerous other activities during their vacation to Playa Negra, Cahuita. Jungle expeditions, canopy tours, zip lining, eco tourism, snorkeling, boat trips, sportfishing, lively and memorable trips to Cahuita National Park, Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center, Sloth Sanctuary and Jaguar Rescue Center, monkeys and bird watching tours are few of the many adventures one can have. The beach town also has a great nightlife. Cocos Bar is said to be the best one in the area.

Accommodations and Restaurants

There are a few tourist friendly restaurants, bars and guesthouses nearby the beach. Some of the recommended places for lodging around Playa Negra are Bungalow Aché, Cabinas Tito, Playa Negra Guesthouse, Hotel Magellan Inn, Sol y Mar Cabinas, Smith Cabinas and Kelly Creek Hotel. These accommodations fulfill most of your wishes and needs. They have a family oriented atmosphere, privacy and a handful of great amenities and facilities. Be it transport arrangement, a surf adventure or a need to use the internet, you will find everything to your satisfaction. Best places to eat around Playa Negra include Soda Kawe, La Fey Hotel, Miss Edith’s Restaurant, Sol y Mar Restaurant, Marisqueria Vista del Mar, Cocos Bar, Relax Restaurant and Corleone’s Pizzas.

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