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Playa Manzanillo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Playa Manzanillo Spot ID

Manzanillo Mukul, Playa Manzanillo photo

Playa Manzanillo

Photo credit: Rafael Azevedo

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.1 °C

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Sunday, 16 June 2019, 07:05 Local time
Sunday 16
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 15 15 19 19
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 10
S 10
SW 5
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Playa Manzanillo in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach and reef break that has unreliable waves Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Playa Caletas, 6 km from Playa Manzanillo.

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Live Weather:

At Tierras Morenas, 96 km from Playa Manzanillo.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
22 °C

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Overall Playa Manzanillo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Manzanillo is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Manzanillo is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Third is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica is 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Manzanillo and is 210 km (130 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Manzanillo, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Manzanillo sea temperature, Playa Manzanillo photographs, Playa Manzanillo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Manzanillo webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Playa 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 Playa Manzanillo.