Florblanca in May Makes an Oasis for Surfers

Calling all surfers! May at Florblanca is your time to thrive


While you can surf year-round in Costa Rica, May offers something extra special. May marks the beginning of the Southwest Swells, offering up some of the best surfing conditions. Get ready to catch some epic waves with a visit to Florblanca.

What are the Southwest Swells?

The Southwest Swells, also sometimes called the Southerly Swells, are sizable waves that travel thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean, coming ashore on the northwest coast of Costa Rica from May through August. These waves typically reach heights of 6 to 12 feet and attract surfers from all over the world. The Nicoya Peninsula, which is home to several famous surfing spots like Playa Santa Teresa (right outside our front door!) and Playa Hermosa, is one of the best places to experience the Southwest Swells.


Surfing in The Nicoya Peninsula

If surfing the famous waves of the Nicoya Peninsula is on your bucket list, there’s no better time than May. You’ll enjoy fewer crowds than in the summer and plenty of variety in waves for every level of surfer —whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned pro. The Nicoya Peninsula is among the top surfing destinations in the world.

solo surfer on beach

Surf and Stay at Florblanca

Connect with the local surf community with a stay at our luxurious boutique resort, Florblanca. You’ll enjoy access to all the best surfing beaches on The Nicoya Peninsula and complimentary surfboard rentals. And, if you want some support, Florblanca has expert surf instructors who can help you take your surfing skills to the next level.

Once you’ve had your fill of surfing or you just need a break, there are plenty of other amenities to enjoy. Nourish your body with organic, farm-to-table cuisine, center yourself with a yoga class or a Pilates lesson, or soothe sore muscles with a dip in the hot tub or massage at the spa.

Florblanca is an oasis for the surfing community in Costa Rica, with locals and visitors alike flocking here to forge connections, embrace nature, and of course — catch epic waves!


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