Other Breaks in the Area: There are a few additional breaks accessible from Venado by car. Some of these include:
Madrono - A sand bottom, fast and hollow left hander breaking close to the beach. Located North of Venado, about a 5 minute drive from the beach lodge, then a 20 minute hike through cow pastures and a few small creeks. This place gets slightly larger than Venado, and much more powerful. Must surf this place on medium to low tide. This place is known to have large sea turtles crawl up on the beach to lay their eggs. You will see a variety of rare birds, colorful fish and turtles at this secluded beach. You will never find a crowd here.
Ciruelo - A rock bottom right point break, breaking over a volcanic rock reef and reeling off of a shallow rock bottom reef for about a 50 yard long ride. Located South of Venado, about a 5 minute drive, no hiking. This place is usually about the same size as Venado, if not a foot or two bigger. You will never find a crowd here. Must surf this place on mid to low tide.
Destiladeros - A rock bottom right point break, breaking between at the peak between two large boulders and reeling down the rock bottom reef for a fairly long ride with various fun sections, tubes and a very shallow inside tube. There are also three other breaks within walking distance, one left and one right about 300 yards on each side of this point break plus a pebble bottom beach break that breaks rights and lefts with much more power than Venado. Located about 30 minutes south by car from Venado. This place gets double the size of Venado, but it can only be surfed on a swell, at least when Venado is over 6-7 feet. You will never find a crowd here. Must surf here between medium and high tide.