Next door,along the 6km of Playa Naranjo is another world-class wave. This hollow beachbreak faces a huge rock called Roca Bruja meaning Witches Rock, which was deposited in the sea by an angry volcano 50k’s (30mi) away. Ultra-fast, zippy walls streak down the sand, needing higher tides to prevent the close-outs. Most surfers coagulate just south of the rivermouth, but there are always more peaks to the south. North of the rivermouth is usually smaller. The only effective way to reach these spots is by boat from Playa del Coco or by 4X4, but like most national parks, there’s no accommodation so camping is the only possibility.
Crowds have grown massively in recent years. Hazards include saltwater crocodiles around the rivermouths.