Costa Rica’s rich and tropical Southern Zone hosts numerous area beaches and points of interest to explore while visiting the region. Surfing is popular at breaks such as Pavones ( Rio Claro ), Sawmills, Pilon, Zancudo, Punta Banco and Cabo Matapalo. The port areas of Puerto Jimenez and Golfito are good places to find charter boats to take you offshore fishing.


En route.. stopping to check the surf just south of Dominical.

Palm tree farms seen on the way to Rio Claro.


Local schools.

Driving around in the countryside.

New bridge – No more waiting for the ferry!
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One the way to Pavones, you go over a hill where you can look back and see a beautiful view of the beaches of Playa Zancudo.

At Pavones, watching the horses on the beach with Cabo Matapalo in the background.

This is what we were looking for. Pavones Point is one of the longest waves in the world!

Check out our location page for more information about getting here.