The beach break is rideable most of the year (best from December to May), but beginners should keep in mind that waves can be big, and riptides are common. Real surfers ride the wave at the northern end of the beach, a right hander that can reach 2m to 3m on good swells.

Rentals, Lessons & Tours

Most hostels and hotels arrange surfboard rentals. Balsa Surf Camp is a recommended outfit that offers surf lessons, as is Montañita Surf & Dive. Diving, bike tours, nature hikes and Spanish courses are also on offer here.