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Guatemala versus Costa Rica versus Mexico for surf trip in Dec/Jan

Guatemala versus Costa Rica versus Mexico for surf trip in Dec/Jan

Old May 24, 16, 9:13 am
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Guatemala versus Costa Rica versus Mexico for surf trip in Dec/Jan

This would be for December/January.

I'm only an amateur surfer, but I enjoy it when I can do it. I've been to both Guatemala and Costa Rica. Guatemala in 1989/1990 and Costa Rica about 2003. The last few trips to the Caribbean or Mexico were to places I couldn't surf. I have not surfed in either of these places, but I think I can handle it. It's been a while since I've been surfing but I think I would really enjoy it. I've also considered going (back) to Mexico, some place on the Pacific coast.

I've heard that Guatemala still has some trouble with crime. I also wonder which place is easiest to drive in a rental car, or would you suggest arranging taxis and what not to get around? Each time I was in Guatemala, Costa Rica or Mexico I have relied on taxis or tour guides to get around.
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Old May 30, 16, 12:48 pm
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I'm not too familiar with the breaks in guata, but if you're open to nicaragua i can put you in touch with some friends there. dec/jan is busy season but nothing like west coast of U.S.

Easy to drive there with rental truck, waze works there, beach towns are safe and much cheaper than costa rica.
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Old May 30, 16, 3:07 pm
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I'm not too familiar with the breaks in guata, but if you're open to nicaragua i can put you in touch with some friends there. dec/jan is busy season but nothing like west coast of U.S.

Easy to drive there with rental truck, waze works there, beach towns are safe and much cheaper than costa rica.
Thanks very much for the reply. I appreciate the info.
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