About Langosta

While there are a bunch of fun waves just south out of Tamarindo, Playa Langosta is usually one of the better bets. Located about a mile south of downtown Tamarindo, Langosta is a stretch of consistent beachbreak highlighted by a wide rivermouth that can be really fun all year long when Southern Hemi is in the water. The main peak off the rivermouth can get crowded, but it's generally not as intense as spots in Tamarindo or at Playa Grande. The wave itself is steep and shifty; great for rebounds and big carves.

Source: Langosta Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Can be kind of intense when the swell is good.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Lots of talented locals and pushy expats. In general, crowded.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect


Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting


Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Shallow rocks in some parts.


Tiny public lot with 10 spots about 200 meters from the break. Condos and the private, all-inclusive Barcelo resort block other access. Best to take a taxi if you're not staying in Langosta.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish


Sand, rocks.

Best Season

Fun year round, but biggest March-September.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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