Pavones is home to the second-longest left wave in the world; it can stretch from 400 meters to almost a kilometer. Advanced surfers can ride this world-class left-hand break for nearly three minutes if the swell hits. Besides the famous point break, there is a beach break within walking distance from the hostel. Also, Punta Banco is located 15 minutes ride from Pavones, perfect for those who prefer a beach break. This beautiful beach is the home to hundreds of turtles that you might see during your surf session. We can also arrange a boat for you to Matapalo, if you want to surf some amazing right waves.
Surfing in Pavones is unique; it is one of those places to check off your lifetime wish list. Just always remember the basics: respect the rules and locals and enjoy as much as you can.
For experienced surfers, the best time to visit is between March and November, when more regular southern swells generate some of the country's most incredible waves. However, all year round, you have the chance to ride fun waves here. From December till March, the waves can be smaller, but they are still very long, perfect for longboard lovers. At this time, Pavones is also a great place to learn and practice for beginners. You can learn fast by taking lots of waves because you will not find the big crowds in Pavones. Don't worry about renting surfboards and surf lessons because we got you covered, just let us know or book directly from the website!