Surfing at Montañita

A dependable year-round beach break and a welcoming community of experienced surfers and mellow dreadlocked travelers make this coastal village an ideal stop for those looking to ride some waves. Beginners unafraid to take a little pounding and swallow some salt water can easily find willing locals for lessons, and there are smaller breaks north of here in Olón. Even if you’re not looking to get air on gnarly overheads, watching the exploits from the beach while stunning sunsets provide the backdrop is not a bad alternative.