Go For Golf, Stay Longer to Surf

Just returning from the Four Seasons Costa Rica, it’s a surfer’s paradise. It was my first time surfing without a wetsuit – and the warm water was a welcome alternative to what I’m accustomed to. While the golf course is stunning, when you live in Arizona it’s hard to get excited about playing golf on vacation when the ocean is beckoning.

Whether you’re a first timer or are ready to hit more advanced breaks, Costa Rica offers a variety of skill levels and the Four Seasons Papagayo in particular, offer their own surf school. From the Four Seasons programming, “The SurfX luxury surf school is an ideal learning location for all ages and abilities. Whether they be kids who are first-timers or pros who want to refine their skills, guests can choose from some of Costa Rica’s most famous surfing locations. Experience the nearby waves at Playa Prieta, Playa Iguanita and Witch’s Rock, or take a one- or two-hour shuttle to Playa Grande, Playa Tamarindo and Playa Avellanas. These one- to eight-hour sessions always include personalized coaching from Diaz Coto and Storrosten. Another important benefit is that with Costa Rica’s year-round warm waters, no wetsuit is ever required.”

Great beginner waves in Playa Grande

I took a side trip to Playa Grande, as suggested above, and while it is great for beginners with soft waves and a forgiving beach break you’re best to make it a day trip from the Four Seasons Papagayo, as most accommodations are very basic.


Post Surf Specialties:

With a huge appreciation for the Four Seasons Papagayo’s fresh juice and smoothie bar, Verde Grande Verde highly recommended, and a new love for their Imperial Light Michelada, I suggest you paddle out to the Four Seasons Papagayo asap.


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