One of the longest lefts in the world, Pavones brings surfers from all over when swell is forecasted for this south swell spot. And when that moment happens, you know, many like-minded surfers, will make the trek to this tiny surf town and surf this wave like they’ve no other wave they’ve ever surfed.
Where is Pavones?
Located on the southern side of the Gulfo Dulce, in the ‘deep-south’ of Costa Rica, Pavones is one of the most remote and desolate surf destinations in the country.
As you watch the forecast and see that a double overhead south swell is coming, drop everything and stroll down to Pavones. When it’s on, you can ride the wave for at least 2-minutes straight, and be prepared for some serious leg-burn when you kick out.
This sandy, cobblestone point is one of the most picturesque surf points you’ll come across as a surfer. It is home to 10 miles of untouched beaches. During high tide, the La Esqunia del Mar section breaks sometimes connecting to the wave to give you that long ride.
When the wave is pumping, surfers flock here to coast along this sweet ride, remember to show respect to the locals instead of hogging all the waves.
Keep in Mind
The best time to visit Pavones is from April to November when the south swell creates some of the biggest breaks in Costa Rica. Keep an eye out for jellyfish, rocks and slippery cobblestone.
Driving endless hours to get to Pavones will be all worth it once you see just how unreal the longest left in the world is. Go on, enjoy the ride.