North Pacific Coast Places


Playa Grande


Playa Grande is renowned for having one of the most consistent surf breaks in the country. Only experienced surfers should attempt riding this beach break, which often features big barrels and offshore winds. The waves are best at high tide, especially around a full moon.

Hotel Bula Bula. You can rent both long- and shortboards for $15 to $25 a day at this surfer-friendly hotel. Palm Beach Estates, 2 km/1 mi east of Playa Grande, Playa Grande. 2653–0975.

Hotel Las Tortugas. Hotel Las Tortugas rents boards for $20 to $25 a day and offers surfing lessons at their beachfront Caribbean-style snack bar. Playa Grande.