The Mahalo Surf Travel Guide to Pavones
Words by Kim Feldmann de Britto | Images by Aurore Greindl & Mel Bonella
When it comes to world-class surfing destinations, Pavones in Costa Rica stands out as a true gem. Nestled on the southern Pacific coast of the country, this small coastal town has gained a well-deserved reputation for hosting one of the longest left-hand point breaks on the planet. Beyond the waves, the remote and undeveloped nature of the town adds to its charm, with limited infrastructure and a laid-back atmosphere that encourages a slower pace of life. The locals are friendly and welcoming, embracing the surfing community and providing a warm and inviting atmosphere. The surrounding rainforest offers opportunities for eco-adventures such as hiking, wildlife spotting, and even visiting nearby waterfalls, whilst the town boasts several accommodations and restaurants that cater to surfers, providing a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the area. No wonder surfers from all over the world flock to Pavones every year.