The Osa Peninsula boasts some of the best, but also the most desolate, surf spots in Costa Rica! This ‘Punta Perfecta’ trip takes you to both Cabo Matapalo and Pavones. We’ve carefully curated this surf package for surfers of all levels that love point breaks! You’ll spend 4 days in Cabo Matapalo which hosts three right-hand point breaks. Matapalo is a right hand wave that breaks best on a mid-low to medium tide. On a dead low tide, Backwash Bay is a fast down the line right hand break with a hollow section on the right conditions. It will work pretty well up till a mid low tide. Still surfable on a medium tide if there’s a lot of swell, but gets slow and fat.
Pan Dulce is a great wave for all surfing levels with an inside easy take-off point for novice surfers. The bay is where surf lessons are available in Cabo Matapalo as it’s easy, and out of the way of other surfers so a beginner can feel confident. The outside point is where the action is! When conditions are right, you can take off outside and surf all the way into the bay.
While in Cabo Matapalo, you’ll be staying at Encanta La Vida. Encanta La Vida has a nice pool, bar, restaurant, and is in the heart of the jungle which is walking distance to all three breaks!
After surfing 4 days in Cabo Matapalo, we’ll have a boat taxi pick you up from Pan Dulce and take you across the gulf to Pavones to surf one of the worlds best and longest left hand point breaks. Pavones is utter bliss! The point break is World Class and will not disappoint. Works best on all tides except for low. Taking off at the top of the point will yield you one of the longest waves you’ll ever surf. Novice/Beginner surfers can head down to the end section or to Pilon where the wave is more forgiving and less crowded.
Also, Punta Banco is just around the corner from Pavones if you want to surf something a little different or less crowded. For this leg of the trip you’ll be staying at La Riviera, which is just a short walk to the line-up and very centrally located to everything in town. You are just a stone's throw from the restaurants, surf shop, and mini market, and the place also has great Wifi and is and is family owned. The accommodation is also right next to Rio Claro (Clear River) so you can hop in and cool off after a nice long surf session.
You can tailor this surf package to suit you or your group, by adding surf lessons and other add-on activities to make the week as action-packed or chilled out as you like!
The Osa Surf Tour includes:
All domestic travel (domestic flights and shuttles/taxis) between the international airport and your accommodation locations on the Osa Peninsula.
A delicious daily breakfast while in your San Jose accommodation
3 meals a day during the Matapalo leg of your trip (4 nights)
Irth Tours support throughout your trip for a smooth, enjoyable experience.
5% contribution to the Irth Foundation
The Osa Surf Tour does not include:
International flights and travel to Costa Rica
Additional activities and surf lessons (see our add-on options for this trip!)
Personal medical insurance
Food while in the Pavones leg of your trip
These "add-on" experiences are optional and available on the Osa Surf Tour. Visit each one to learn more and add it to your tour!
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