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Amazing Waves: 3 Great Places to Surf in Latin America

Surf vacations provide a challenging and exciting way to enjoy the scenery of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And Latin America does well when it comes to providing opportunities to jump on a surfboard. Whether you’re a pro surfer or a novice looking to learn how to surf, these amazing spots in Latin America are heaven for hitting the waves.

Surfing in Mexico
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
The Pacific coast town of Puerto Escondido is one of the top places to surf in Mexico, with exciting waves and beautiful beaches. Professionals recommend visiting Zicatela Beach, where waves are perfect experts and beginners as well.

Surf schools such as Puerto Surf  and Zicazteca Surf School are ready to give beginners a helping hand. These surf schools also offer surf tips, adventure packages and custom surfboard painting.

Surfing in Peru
Punta Hermosa, in Lima
You can only do two things in Punta Hermosa: have fun on the beach and surf. It’s one of a few places in the Southern Hemisphere where the waves are big, mushy and out of shape. Surfing competitions call this part of Peru home because of the unpredictable wind and waves, which will surely challenge even the most professional surfer. But newbies can also join in the fun; there are established surf schools that offer professional lessons as well as accommodations.

Check out My Surf Camp – Peru and Bravo Surf Camp at Punta Hermosa; both of these surf schools offer surf trips, lodging, equipment rental and lessons.

Surfing in Puerto Rico
Isabela, Puerto Rico
Located in northwestern Puerto Rico, Isabela is where you can find beautiful beaches, impressively huge waves and warm local folks. Mark your calendar for the annual Corona Extra Pro Surf tournament, which happens in this spectacular in October. You can also relax and have great fun at the many bars and restaurants located along the shoreline.

To get connected with great surfing in Puerto Rico, check out Aquatica Dive and Surf, one of the most established surf schools in Isabela. Instructors are certified and courses vary according to your skill level. And, of course, surf rentals and surf shops dot the beach all year long.

Latin America is definitely a surfer’s dream. So if you’re looking for a vacation destination where you can challenge your surfing skills or learn how to surf with big waves in a postcard-perfect setting, Latin American beaches are certainly a rewarding place to be.

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