The Caribbean Coast
Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast
The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is the area of the country where Columbus first landed and gave it it's name - "Rich Coast" or Costa Rica when he and his crew were taken with the incredible natural beauty that they found. Though Columbus did not find the treasure of gold that they were looking for the Caribbean Coast was appropriately named and remains a breathtakingly beautiful part of a beautiful country.
The Caribbean Zone is situated on the western part of the Caribbean Sea and for most of the year does not receive the kind of swells that the Pacific Zones do but when they do the many coral reefs generate fantastic waves. The reef at Salsa Brave, when big, is Hawaiian-like in its form, and the bottom makes it just as dangerous.
Generally the best and most consistant time of the year is between December and March - the dry season in most of the country but Atlantic hurricanes and storms can send big swells, especially between June and October during the Atlantic hurricane season.