It is not everyday that you travel to a surf break that is well suited for all levels of surfing.

That is why Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica is so special. Not only does it cater to a wide variety of travelers, it is also a great destination for beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers alike. And what makes this area of coastline so well-suited for surfers of all ranges? The hundreds of miles of uncrowded south facing beaches, offshore wind, and almost year round surf. This beach break, along with accessible reef breaks, can range from soft, mushy rolling white water-great for beginning surfers, to overhead tubes. Along this dark sand, expansive beach, you can find foam longboard rentals for beginners in the many surf schools hugging the coast. It is also as common to see seasoned surfers donning fiberglass shortboards out in the lineup waiting for set waves. Whether you are a beginner looking to start riding “down the line” or an intermediate surfer wanting to try new maneuvers, this beach and surf spots in the vicinity offer great spread of options. Beginners generally gravitate towards gentler surf away from rocks or obstructions, which is why the main beach at Nosara is so great for travelers looking to try out surfing for the first time. The ocean floor is relatively flat here, so catching a long wave to practice “pop-ups” on is always an option.

Down the beach there are rock outcroppings and reefs that offer more high intensity and challenging waves that are sure to bring excitement to intermediate and advanced surfers.

And if leaving the main beach isn’t an option, surfers simply need to paddle outside of the white water to ride the waves that have more of an accessible lip and wave face for surfers to practice cut backs and off the lips. All in all you can’t go wrong if you are planning a surf trip to Playa Guiones Costa Rica.