Surf Trip Destination in Costa Rica

Playa Negra Surf Tours

Immerse yourself in the Real Costa Rica when you visit our off the beaten path location at Playa Negra.

Photo: Tony Roberts



The community surrounding the casa at Playa Negra de Los Pargos is like going back in a time machine. You get to experience life as it was before any real outside development or influence. The tropical dry forest lands surrounding the house are still virgin & undisturbed. It is customary to see real cowboys, wild horses, cattle traffic jams, wild bull fights, wild monkeys, thousand of species of birds & more. These natural, wild and cultural experiences will make your stay with us unique and will remain with you long after you’ve returned home.



Casa Playa Negra is located 50 meters from a quiet beach with surf spots in both directions. The house has four fully equipped bedrooms and four bathrooms. High ceilings with big windows make this house light and bright, with good cross ventilation. The second floor features a big terrace- perfect to practice yoga, chill with a book, or enjoy the monkeys that pass by. Two big yards with tropical landscaping and a swimming pool lead to an ocean view through the trees and private access to the beach.



Playa Negra is an old coral volcanic reef break that is a perfect reeling right into a channel. All around Playa Negra are amazing spots and many are still rarely surfed if at all.

The main break at Negra was first made famous when it was featured in the surfing movie, The Endless Summer II. Experience this small laid back surf community that hosts a tropical blue, right hand reef break and sand bottom beach break right beside each other. It is one of Costa Rica’s most consistent waves, it breaks on all tides and works best on southwest swells, which are the most common in this region of the Pacific Ocean. Along with Negra, there are numerous other waves in the region that cater to all different skill levels.

At low tide a slamming barrel forms over a shallow reef leading to a ramp section. The paddle out (rock dance) at this tide looks frightening but is basic. At a higher tide the break is much more forgiving and even intermediate surfers can enjoy these amazing waves.

* Boat trips available for additional cost to Witches Rock & Ollies Point. Please inquire for more information.

Seasons & Weather

Seasons & Weather

There are only two seasons in Costa Rica, wet and dry. The wet season generally runs from May to November and is characterized by tropical showers with variable winds. The rainiest months are September and October with torrential downpours often washing out roads and riverbeds.

The dry season, December to April, brings consistent offshore winds and the coolest weather despite little to no rainfall. Water temps average 80 degrees year round.

Costa Rica is a good bet for surf any time of year. The Southern Pacific Ocean pulses energy toward Costa Rica’s Pacific coast year-round, although south swells are strongest from April thru September.

The northernmost part of Guanacaste from Tamarindo to the Nicaraguan border sticks out like an elbow and is more exposed to winter swells from November to April. This region of Northern Costa Rica also benefits from Nicaragua’s “Lake Effect” offshore winds that can blow all day, every day during the dry season.



  • Zipline tours
  • Horsback riding
  • SUP rentals
  • ATV Tours
  • Trekking
  • Yoga
  • Kayaking
  • Pilates

Playa Negra Surf Tours has a long menu of activities beyond surfing. Be sure to ask your travel specialist.



Playa Negra Surf Tours Package Includes:

  • Air Conditioned Accommodations in a Private Twin / Willing to Share Bedroom w/ Ensuite Bathroom (1-2 surfers per room)
  • Breakfast & Dinner (1 Salad, 1 Entree & 1 Soda)
  • 1 Liter of Bottled Water Per week with Unlimited Refills from 5 gallon water coolers in house
  • Full Day surf torus with private guide (Surfing instruction or coaching are available for an additional cost)
  • 1 Group Round Trip Transfer from Liberia Airport (Groups of 02 or more.  Single travelers charged $100 each way)
  • Surfboard rentals available: $20/day or $100/week. Nice quiver of high performance shortboards, longboards and fun board shapes.


2019 Rates

Trip Duration High Season

Dec 15, 2018 – April 15, 2019  Including Thanksgiving & 4th of July Holidays

Green Season

April 16, 2019 – February 15, 2020 Excluding 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Holidays

4 Nights or Less $ 350.00 Per Person Per Night $ 299.00 Per Person Per Night
5 or 6 Nights $300.00 Per Person Per Night $275.00 Per Person Per Night
7 or 8 Nights $275.00 Per Person Per Night $250.00 Per Person Per Night
9 Nights or More $250.00 Per Person Per Night $225.00 Per Person Per Night
  • 25% Discount for Non Surfers accompanying surfers sharing 1 room
  • 50% discount for Children 12 years and under
  • Extra Airport Transfers from Liberia are $100.00 per vehicle each way.  San Jose Airport Transfer is $250.00 each way per group.  Free Pick up from Tamarindo Airport
  • Prices are per person based on shared accommodation, private rooms available for additional cost
  • Groups of 6 or more have option to take entire house
    Boat trips available for additional cost to Witches Rock & Ollies Point. Please inquire for more information

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