Posted on Jul 30, 2011 | Comments 0
– Have the waves to yourself in these outstanding secret surf spots!
If you want beautiful surf spots that’s yet to be discovered, then look no further than Latin America. With amazing waves and tunnels galore, Central and South American beaches are calling surfers like you.
1. Choco Pacific, Colombia
El Choco is one of the poorest places in Colombia, but it offers amazing surfing opportunities for those looking for deserted beaches and unique surf spots. Locals are learning the craft and offer lessons and other assistance, but seasoned surfers will find the breaks enviable and enjoyable.
2. Bocas del Toro, Panama
This option is great for budget surfers and those looking for a quiet but challenging place to practice their surfing craft. Panama is a vast country with a small population but miles of unused beaches, so you know that almost anywhere you go, you’ll find a deserted surf break. This is one of the best.
3. El Paredon, Guatemala
Guatemala is still developing into a tourist destination, and as such, most of the beaches are unspoiled and relatively undiscovered as of yet. This is especially true given the fact that there are only a handful of Guatemalan surfers native to the country! Enjoy black sand and rustic living in this amazing surf spot.
4. Itacare, Brazil
Brazil boasts of more than 4,500 miles of coastline, and since much of it has yet to be developed, that means there are plenty of locations for surfers looking for an undiscovered treasure.
The winter season is especially quiet when the bigger waves (suitable for experienced surfers) come out. Itacare is just a small fishing village, so go prepared to live rustically.
5. Popoyo, Nicaragua
One of the poorest countries in Latin America is Nicaragua, but what they lack in development, they have in culture and beautiful waves.
The surf breaks here are best along the Pacific coastline in Rivas (the province). Popoyo is particularly good in that it’s completely undiscovered but provides great lodging and generous waves.
6. Pico Loro, Nuqui, Colombia
Here is another deserted surfing beach spot in Colombia. By and large, this beach is only accessible by boat – hire one for the day to take you to this amazing surf spot where you’ll have the waves all to yourself. El Cantil Ecolodge offers tours and transportation to this and many other quiet surf spots in Colombia.
7. Santa Catalina, Panama
This beach is somewhat busier than some of the others, but is said to have one of the most consistent breaks in Latin America, so it made to the list. Here you’ll find wave faces up to 20 feet with ample space for surfers of all skill levels.