Costa Rica is by far the most popular Central American surfing holiday destination, attracting an international crowd to frolic in the warm waves that wash up on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Factors like political stability, tourist infrastructure, clean water, natural beauty, friendly people and good security compared to its neighbours has driven a tourism and property investment boom that shows no sign of slowing. CR’s surf runs the full gamut of shapes, if not size, and each province boasts at least one draw card wave, often in the world-class category. Volcanic black sand, squeaky white sand and craggy reef can all be found and while the cheapness and emptiness factors have been eroded, Costa Rica is still a place where all surfers from newbies to grizzled shredders can still find that feeling of pure stoke in a sublime exotic environment.
The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling and most respected collection of surfing guide books delivered in paper, ebook and app formats. The Stormrider Surf Guides are the only comprehensive colour guides to the coastlines of Europe, North America, Central American and the Caribbean, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean, South America, Africa, East Asia, The Pacific and Australia. The authoritative text includes oceanographic, environmental and cultural notes on the entire coastlines. Each guide contains numerous full colour maps and superb photos of the best waves, shot by the best photographers. All information is compiled with the help of local riders whose sensitive approach enables an accurate and knowledgeable appraisal. An essential tool for surfers searching for their perfect wave.