There is a wide variety of sport activities you can enjoy at the Costa Rica Gold Coast, among them: Surfing, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Pool, Tennis, Swimming, Mountain Biking, Volleyball, Fishing, Sailing and Gym work outs.
The most popular sport is of course Surfing. Guanacaste is popular among surfers who are drawn from near and far by the quality and consistency of the waves. Though Guanacaste gets plenty of the big waves that true surf fanatics live for, there are also days and spots that are perfect for people who have little experience with the sport, or who have been away from the ocean for a long time, and would like to try it again. This means that whether you’re a veteran wave ripper or a belly-boarding beginner, you can usually find the conditions you need to have a great time. The country’s surf is complemented by its comfortable water temperatures — you can leave that wet suit at home — beautiful scenery, and the convenience of a variety of accommodations and restaurants near most breaks. Many of the country’s best breaks are found in the northwest province of Guanacaste: Playa Naranjo: Great beach break by Witch’s Rock, in Santa Rosa National Park, accessible with four-wheel-drive vehicle or boat; camping permitted. Playa Grande: Very consistent beach break north of Tamarindo. Tamarindo: Good beach break, excellent base for surfing nearby beaches. Playa Langosta: River mouth break south of Tamarindo. Avellanas: Very good beach break further to the south.