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Manzanillo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Manzanillo Spot ID

Manzanillo photo


Photo credit: Alfonso Pillado

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.7 °C

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Friday, 27 November 2015, 15:53 Local time
Friday 27Sat
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 10
WSW 10
Wind State on cross-

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Manzanillo in Limon is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. Both right (best) and left reef breaks.. Rarely crowded here. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cocles, 9 km from Manzanillo.

IS AT (local time)

Manzanillo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bocas Del Toro Airport, 55 km from Manzanillo.

light winds from the SW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature

Current weather near Manzanillo

Overall Manzanillo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Manzanillo Location Maps

Manzanillo Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Manzanillo:

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Wave buoys nearest to Manzanillo:

Tide stations nearest to Manzanillo:

  • Closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay
    34 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    35 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    76 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    89 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Manzanillo:

  • Closest ski area
    Huascaran (Peru)
    1342 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Cloudmont (United States)
    1725 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sky Valley (United States)
    1754 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Scaly Mountain (United States)
    1757 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sapphire Valley (United States)
    1762 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Manzanillo:

  • Closest city location
    Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)
    37 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Turrialba (Costa Rica)
    72 mi
  • Third closest city location
    San Isidro (Costa Rica)
    73 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Paraiso (Costa Rica)
    83 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    David (Panama)
    85 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Manzanillo is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX) in Panama, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Manzanillo is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Third is Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica is 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Coto 47 Airport (OTR), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Manzanillo and is 120 km (75 miles) away.
Manzanillo break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Manzanillo, Limon. Use the tab navigation above to view Manzanillo sea temperature, Manzanillo photographs, Manzanillo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Manzanillo webcams, current wind from Limon live weather stations and Manzanillo tide predictions. The Costa Rica swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Costa Rica and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Costa Rica wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Manzanillo.