Until 2009 Gavilan was entirely off the surf map. For gringos, the only hint that a place called Gavilan existed was a sign on a wrought iron gate fronting a nondescript house on the road north to Astillero. But as with so many places, the opening of Las Plumerias Lodge & Surf marked the opening of another surf region. You won’t see these breaks from the road, but there are reefs and points just beyond the trees and other places nearby. Stay at Las Plumerias (nice surf lodge up on the hill overlooking the Pacific) or just stop by for a meal and your hosts will help you find the surf. Las Plumerias is a good central place to stay if you want to get away from the Popoyo surf scene (i.e., would like a bit more peace and quiet) and still be located near all the breaks from Popoyo to the south to Chacocente to the north. The owners are transplanted French surfers, so expect good food, a passion for life and a passion for surf. Great folks. Enjoy it all before the crowds figure this one out.