Spot #11 – PLAYA NEGRA

Spot #11 – PLAYA NEGRA

One of the best rights in Costa Rica. A world class right point break. Really good barrels. Works better with a moderate off- shore. Access: By land. Tide: You can surf any tide. Swells: Northwest-Southwest. Bottom: Rock. Feet: 1 to10. Season: December to March. Stars: 4.

GPS Latitude 10.194416, Longitude -85.830367


Is located 5 Km to the north of Playa Avellanas. It has black sands and corral, with an extension of approximately 2Km that is great to bathe and surf with waves up to 3 meters high, with hotels and cabins, restaurants, Surf Shop, bakery, patisserie, horseback tours, sports fishing, internet access and public telephone.  

How to get Here?

This beach is located 5 kilometers north from Playa Avellanas. The road is not paved and during the rainy season it is recommendable to use a 4 x 4.


You have will need to arrive at Santa Cruz and take the bus that goes to Playa Negra. Transporte Pinilla Ph + (506) 2658-8231, bus station in Santa Cruz at the Municipal Market. Schedule: leaves 06:00 p.m, arrives at Playa Negra on Thursdays and Fridays. The bus to Playa Negra leaves at 11:30 a.m. It costs 1.50 US$.



Hotel Playa Negra Ph + (506) 2652-9134 o Ph + (506) 2652-9035. Postal Address: 31-53301, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. E-mail: Situated right on the sea front of Playa Negra. A large restaurant and bar, shaded by a typical palm ranch, right on the seafront. It also has a beautiful large swimming pool and a smaller swimming pool for children to enjoy. The rooms are independent circular bungalows, 7 suite bungalows with A/C and 10 standard bungalows with ceiling fans. All rooms are equipped with a coffee maker and a safe, they all have Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with hot water. Prices from 90 US$ to 180 US$. There is also a boutique/Surf Shop where you can rent Surfboards, or book surf lessons, horseback rides, massages or many other activities. Yoga classes take place every week day on our beachfront yoga deck.

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Pargo Adventures Ph + (506) 2652-9136, Ph + (506) 8356-2038. Location Negra Beach. Pargos Adventures Day Tours is a tour company and a surf shop found in Playa Negra, Costa Rica. Playa Negra is a black sand surf beach in the town of Los Pargos, in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica. The marvelous beach has become a popular attraction for tourists due to its surfing opportunities. Pargos Adventures is operated by Javier Quiros, a professional surfer, who ensures that travelers have a safe and fun experience. The surf lessons at Pargos Adventures Day Tours are conducted on Playa Negra where students are grouped and taught according to their skills. Beginners are first given a theory session about the basics of surfing, ocean safety, surf etiquette followed by practical lessons in the water. Intermediates and veterans get to learn new moves and improve their skills. The lessons are instructed by professional surf teachers who give each student personalized attention and ensure that they learn thoroughly and enjoy the lessons at the same time. Classes can be held in groups or privately. Charges for private lessons are higher than group lessons but they are perfect for surfers who wish to learn something particular. Instructors and seasoned surfers also venture out to more challenging surf breaks. During the lessons, students are provided with a surfboard and other gear.



Playa Negra Surf Lodge Ph + (506) 2652-9270. Equipped with kitchen, private bathroom, hot water, A/C, Wi-Fi, TV with DVD player and great movie selection, ceiling fan and large windows. Set in professionally designed tropical gardens. Don’t miss our famous eatery and market, Jalapeño, where our chef proudly prepares food using fresh, organic and local ingredients from Costa Rica’s traditional family run farm. Located in the heart of our quiet neighborhood, short 9 min walk to the beautiful beach and world famous surf break Playa Negra  and walking distances to many restaurants, grocery’s stores and Surf Shop’s.


Café Playa Negra Ph /fax (506) 2652-9351. Individual/ double/triple/ quadruple 20/ 30/ 40/ 50 US$ include special breakfast of the house. Although in the first plant is called “coffee” it is a restaurant and in the second floor hotel. Opened from 7:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. They serve breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The specialty is the Peruvian food. The menu is varied; from pancakes, Gallo Pinto, ceviche and lasagña, great option of sandwiches. Desserts, cakes and dish of the day available at every time. The average price of the food is 5 US$. In the second plant there is a small and just built hotel with 6 rooms with private bathroom with hot water and ventilator. The atmosphere is very pleasant and their owners Carlos and Andrea will do every possible thing to make you feel good. Coffee Negra Beach is at 5 minutes of the beach, it also offers services of Internet with A/C, laundry and dinig repair.


Mono Congo Lodge Ph (506) 2658-8261. Ph/fax (506) 2658-8260. Prices from 55 US$ to 125 US$, for two people per night, depending on the season. Extra person 10 US$, maximum of 4 people per room. The tariff includes fruits and coffee for breakfast. Rooms equipped with Air conditioning, TV with DVD, ceiling fans, orthopedic bed, bathrooms with hot water. Offering a great selection of films and free DVDs. It has a laundry service and the internet. Breakfast is open to the general public, with a delicious menu with a variety of options; breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m to 10:30 am. The exotic property is made up of 4 hectares, with a mangrove estuary where you can see crocodiles, as well as Congo monkeys, squirrels as well as a large variety of birds which can be seen in the patio from the balconies. If you take a walk around you will find a large amount of exotic species of flora, or you can also go up to the deck and enjoy a 360° panoramic view.