Great Waves. Dramatic Backdrop. Rainforest Eco-Luxury.
Redefine your expectations of a “surf vacation.”
Epic Waves, Meet Modern Eco-Luxuries
Where surfing beach meets wild seclusion
The saying is wrong: You can have it all. At least, when you’re on vacation. You can spend days on end, challenging yourself to Benninger waves and world-class barrels, on Costa Rica’s most isolated beaches. And you can stay deep within the forest canyon, where breezes dance and eco-luxuries promise total seclusion and private plunge pools, ocean views, and one-on-one wildlife encounters. Yes, both, at once, At El Remanso.
Have Surf, Will Travel
ANSWER THE CALL
If Costa Rica is surf royalty, then the southern Osa Peninsula is its crown jewel: Miles of uncrowded beaches – a stark contrast to the surf throngs throughout much of Costa Rica – pave a sandy path to incredible surf breaks, barrels, and rolls suitable for anyone from spanking-new beginners to skilled surfers. Here’s what’s in store:
PLAYA PAN DULCE: With mellow right breaks and long swells that build into perfect tubes, Pan Dulce Beach is our area’s top choice for surf newbies and confident beginners.
BACKWASH: Slow and steady, Backwash Bay delivers an extensive (and rocky) reef that draws longboarders seeking lengthy rides.
CABO MATAPALO: Also known as Playa Matapalo, this surf destination is located right on the peninsula’s point – at the convergency of western and southwestern swells – and delivers the Big Daddy waves to prove it. Matapalo’s powerful right-point break and barrels deliver an excellent ride for intermediate and advanced surfers.
PAVONES (Half-Day Tour): Advanced surfers, take a half-day and pay your respects to the longest left in the world: Playa Pavones, a remote beach with such challenging surf, you’ll be joined only by the most die-hard barrel-hunters in the world.
EMBRACE A COMPLETE EXPERIENCE
Whether you’ve never been on a board or the waves are your second home, we’ll help you design a custom itinerary that froths with rollicking surf and exhilarating waves. Build in as many surf lessons, headlined by our experienced instructors, as you’d like. Adults and children 8+.
LEVEL-UP YOUR WAVE PROWESS
Tap into the knowledge of our experienced instructors – experts not only in surfing (and the fine art of teaching others how to surf), but in the Osa Peninsula’s unique conditions – and make the kind of wave-splashed memories that become the best souvenirs to take home. Adults and children 8+.
Surfboard Rentals +
YOUR SURF, YOUR WAY
Don’t need the lesson? Brought your own board? We’re happy to offer board rentals for surf-your-own vacation planning, plus beach transportation to Pan dulce, Backwash Bay, Cabo Matapalo, and Pavones. Choose only what you need – board rental only? just the transportation? – or pair them together.
Cover by Anastasia Hoffmann