Location: Golfito, Costa Rica
The largest tract of oceanfront land left in this area!! This farm in Pilon, about 3 miles from Pavones, Costa Rica, on the southern Pacific coast, is already subdivided, the oceanfront concessions are done, and the power is ready. Just buy and decide what you want to do!
There are 41 titled lots, 3 acre minimum, all but 4 with ocean views! The Oceanfront lots are held in 3 corporations with the concessions in place. Perfect for an eco-surf lodge, gated community or a private coastal/jungle/surf haven!
Almost 200 acres of unbelievable ocean views, rivers, waterfalls, beaches and jungle! This unique property has it all!
With one of the longest left breaks in the world
, this is truly a surfer's destination. The best swell tends to show up in the rainy season (April through November). However, because of the rains, remote location at the souther tip of Costa Rica's Pacific Coast and the surrounding area, this destination is very difficult to reach. If you can't find waves at Pavones, try heading a bit south to Playa Blanca to ride a nice reef break.
Known as a surfer's haven, Pavones is a small community located along the southern Pacific Coast. Pavones isn't just another Costa Rica surfer town - this region is home to some of the best, longest waves in the world. This remote village can be a challenge to trek to, but as the second longest left behind Chicama, Peru, the travels may be worth it. Pavones is also surrounded by diverse wildlife in the lush rainforest nearby.
Pavones surfing is world-class, but it isn't constant.
When the south by southwest swell comes in, the surf here is fast, intense and the ride can last up to 2 minutes. No joke, Red Bull filmed Robby Naish surfing a wave for 2 minutes 15 seconds and going over 1 km! Writer Allan Weisbecker, author of "Can't You Get Along With Anyone? A Writer's Memoir and Tale of a Lost Surfer's Paradise," called Pavones the "world's second longest wave" in terms of length, height, speed and swell. However, many locals prefer to claim the Pavones surf as two separate waves - the outer wave, which goes across the nearby mouth of a river, is the larger of the two, while the inner wave provides calmer waves that are more appropriate for the less experienced rider. The waves here are only recommended for experienced surfers, which are always here in droves. Despite the popularity of the location, a respectful mentality definitely exists in the line up, with almost everyone following the order that they arrived. The break here is close to shore, and the bottom is rocky, so be sure to watch yourself if you wipe out early. The best time to travel to Pavones for surfing is during the rainy season, which lasts from April to November. However, this is the most challenging time to reach the area due to the roads and high rivers.
Not much of a surfer? Pavones has plenty of other activities to offer those who plan a visit here. Due to its location along the ocean, sport fishing is quite popular. Canopy tours in the area and horseback riding through the forest and along the beach are also common activities. The long, beautiful beach is also a great place to simply relax, sunbathe or take a long stroll.
Getting to Pavones:
Pavones lies around 15 km south of Playa Zancudoand it is about 400 km south of the capital city of San Jose, the best way to get to Pavones is via Golfito, either by flying or driving. Once in Golfito just go south for about an hour to get to Pavones.
Golfito Wildlife Refuge:
Visitors traveling to Pavones will only be 60 kilometers from Golfito National Wildlife Refuge, a small and sometimes overlooked wildlife refuge. Spanning 28 square kilometers, the park was originally created to protect the water for the community. Golfito Wildlife Refuge is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna and a large variety of trees. Some of the species here tower more than 140 feet into the air. This park features several cycads, which are known as one of the most primitive plants in the world.
A number of tropical avian species and monkeys reside in the trees here, and visitors may be able to catch a glimpse of them while hiking. The trails here are quite steep, offering quite the challenge. The hike lasts about two hours.
Also, Pavones has lush rainforest and fauna, and is surrounded by over a hundred types of tropical fruit trees. With fruit comes fruit eating birds, so you will likely see toucans, parrots and other flying fruit eaters. Your best bet to see this amazing reserve, is to visit Tiskita jungle lodge
, which is set on about 800 acres of both rainforest and beaches. The lodge offers guided tours, tropical fruit tours, horseback riding, fishing, and some other great activities.