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Downhill Skateboarding in Costa Rica

Downhill Skateboarding in Costa Rica

When I first started packing to move to Costa Rica I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with my long board skate boards. I knew Costa Rica had awful roads, majority of which were dirt. For whatever reason I decided to pack them up with my surf boards and bring them along for some slim chance of finding a paved road.

After about a month of living here I finally found a place to move in to long term. All the roads leading up to the place and surrounding were dirt. But after doing some exploring wouldn’t you know it I found some paved roads. What was even more ridiculous is that I found paved downhill roads. The setup was absolutely perfect for downhill skateboarding.

Camping at Ollies Point? You Can’t Camp at Ollies!

Camping at Ollies Point? You Can’t Camp at Ollies!

That’s what they said when me and 3 of my friends decided to take a boat trip up to Witches Rock and Ollies Point.

For those of you not familiar with either of these spots, they are probably the most well know surf spots in the northern pacific coast region of Costa Rica. In order to get to either spot you need to take a boat. Typically what most people do is drive up to Coco beach from Tamarindo and hop a boat from there. Coco is about an hour from Tamarindo by car. The boat from Coco to each spot is about an hour to an hour and a half. Below is a map that will help provide better detail.