Playas del Coco is the best departure point for world-class surfing at Witches Rock and Ollie’s point where famous waves from the movie Endless Summer II were filmed. Surf operations, associations in Playas del Coco, have exclusive rights and are legally permitted to escort surfing tours by boat from Coco Beach.

Ollie’s Point


Located near the Nicaraguan boarder is the famous, perfect right river mouth point break of Potrero Grande. It is also named Ollie’s Point because an airstrip nearby was used by US Colonel Olivier North to land weapons for the Nicaraguan Contras. It’s a fast, hollow wave breaking over a rocky bottom. Best conditions at outgoing to mid low tide and S-SW swell with offshore winds and waves from 3 – 8ft. No facilities and access only by boat from Playas del Coco.

Witches Rock


2 mile stretch of beach with hollow, sand bottom beach breaks. The main peak faces a huge rock called Roca Bruja which was deposited in the sea by an angry volcano 50km away. Best conditions in a W-SW swell, offshore and incoming mid to high tide in the early morning. No facilities and access only by boat from Playas del Coco or by 4×4 through the Santa Rosa National park.

Tamarindo & Playa Grande


A short one-hour trip south down the adventurous monkey trail to Tamarindo offers world-class surfing, as well as plenty of nightlife. Stop at Playa Grande along the way, another renowned break on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.