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Playa Naranjo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Playa Naranjo Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.0 °C

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Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:48 Local time
Thursday 26
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 45
NE 40
NE 35
ENE 30
Wind State off off off off

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Playa Naranjo in Guanacaste is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rocks, sharks,sea crcodiles,sea-lice.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Playa Naranjo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Liberia-Daniel Oduber International Airport, 25 km from Playa Naranjo.

moderate winds from the E

Air temperature
28.7 °C

Current weather near Playa Naranjo

Overall Playa Naranjo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Playa Naranjo Location Maps

Playa Naranjo Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Playa Naranjo:

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Wave buoys nearest to Playa Naranjo:

Tide stations nearest to Playa Naranjo:

  • Closest tide station
    San Juan del Sur
    34 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Punta Arenas
    81 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    83 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    89 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    San Juan del Norte (Greytown)
    135 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Playa Naranjo:

  • Closest ski area
    Huascaran (Peru)
    1484 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Cloudmont (United States)
    1643 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Sky Valley (United States)
    1679 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Scaly Mountain (United States)
    1683 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sapphire Valley (United States)
    1690 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Playa Naranjo:

  • Closest city location
    Liberia (Costa Rica)
    20 mi
  • Second closest city location
    San Jose (Costa Rica)
    39 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Rivas (Nicaragua)
    45 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Puntarenas (Costa Rica)
    80 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Granada (Nicaragua)
    81 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Naranjo is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Naranjo is Nosara Airport (NOB), also in Costa Rica, 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • Third is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, 159 km (99 miles) away.
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica is 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • Quepos Managua Airport (XQP), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Naranjo and is 226 km (140 miles) away.
Playa Naranjo break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Naranjo, Guanacaste. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Naranjo sea temperature, Playa Naranjo photographs, Playa Naranjo detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Naranjo webcams, current wind from Guanacaste live weather stations and Playa Naranjo 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 Naranjo.