Nearly every popular surfing beach you go to in Costa Rica is full of people. At Playa Tamarindo, you need to watch out if you’re a swimmer for oncoming boards. At Playa Hermosa, the waves are more for the pros. To find a less crowded surfing beach in Costa Rica, you’ll have to explore a little.
We found one of these beaches during a trip to Jaco, Playa Esterillos Oeste. Esterillos actually consists of three sections: Esterillos Oeste, Centro and Este stretching down the Central Pacific coast with Oeste as the most popular out of the three. Though the entire area of Esterillos is fairly big, Esterillos Oeste town is very small and rural and the beach is not very crowded.
If Jaco isn’t your scene (it’s a big party surfing town) but you still want to visit a beach in the Central Pacific, head over to Playa Esterillos Oeste. Here is our guide to visiting.
Playa Esterillos Oeste Location
You can get to Playa Esterillos Oeste by taking the Route 27 highway and Costanera Sur from…