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Punta Uva Surf Guide


Punta Uva Surf Guide

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Surf Spot: Punta Uva
Break Type: Reef coral
Difficulty Level
: All surfers
Ride Direction: Right
Best Swell Direction: East, Northeast
Tides: All tides – Rising and falling tides


Punta Uva is a small beach town located south of Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. The exposed reef break offers a Punta Uva Surfingchallenging platform with multiple peaks scattered throughout the beach. To access the break, you have paddle out into the water for about 100 meters. The waves are regular, hollow and very fast breaking to the right direction. Even though the waves can be a bit demanding, they are real fun to catch and ride. On normal days, the waves go up to 150 meters while on good days they can be as high as 300 meters. The spot is best to ride when swells rise from the north teamed up with wind blowing from south and southwest. The break is suitable for all sorts of surfers. The spot hardly sees any crowds. Watch out for sea urchins. jellyfishes and exposed rocks.

In Punta Uva, travelers can easily access the beaches by biking on the trails, by renting a scooter or electric carts. You can rent a bike from one of the several bike shops in the area. Biking also allows you to travel to other sightseeing points quite readily without any trouble. Upon your request, the rental shops will deliver the bikes or other options to your accommodations.

Other Activities in Punta Uva

One of the must see locations in Punta Uva is its exquisite butterfly garden. Featuring dozens of whimsical butterfly species and lush scenery, the tropical garden is a heavenly place to be. The park also offers hiking. Cahuita National Park, famous for its beaches, coral reef and hiking trails, is located close by the town where guests can enjoy different fabulous adventures. More popular adrenaline rushing activities include bird watching, boogie boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, biking, hiking, boat trips, zip lining tours, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Accommodations and Restaurants

For delicious cuisines and refreshing drinks, try out Punta Uva Lounge, Selvin’s Restaurant and El Refugio Grill. These restaurants have a vast range of dishes that include both tropical and international varieties. In Punta Uva, you will find many accommodations that will suit your needs and budget. It has cheap hostels, cabinas, comfortable mid range hotels, luxurious villas, resorts and vacation rentals. Some of the best options are Casa de la Musa, La Casa Haizea, Toucan Cabinas, Pachamama Jungle River Lodge, Selvin’s Hotel, The Tree House Lodge and Hotel Cariblue.

Surf Camps

Popular surf camps on the 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. These surf camps can arrange surf trips to Punta Uva.

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Surf Adventures in Punta Uva

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