We affiliate with multiple entities; some are companies that we use to run our business and others we've found along the way that make our lifestyle even more awesome! Companies that offer physical products are chosen for their sustainable company culture and/or ways that they are actively working to take care of the Earth. Companies that offer services, we recommend because we've used them ourselves and they make our lives easier so we can spend less time in the office and more time with you, exploring Costa Rica!
Take a look at the affiliates below to see why we support them and use the code and/or link to get our special offers!
Below you'll find sections of beach gear, personal help, and business help items! We hope these are of use to you. We believe that we all achieve greater success when we share what we know!
Sunglasses by Blue Planet Eco Eyewear
Looking for stylish sunglasses that won't break the bank AND are sustainably made? Look no further! Blue Planet Eco Eyewear makes sunglasses and readers! Their sunglasses are light weight and made of sustainable materials like bamboo, recycled plastic and recycled metal. Bonus? They have a one for one program, so for every pair you buy, someone else has their own sight restored with the BPE Visualize Change program! They also run the Random Acts of Kindness Program, organizing volunteer work with employees that are open to the public.
Did you ever think about all of the chemicals in your products? Or notice the oil floating on top of the water after you've just covered yourself in spray sunscreen? Most sunscreens are made of chemicals that seep into your skin in order to protect you and those same chemicals are detrimental to marine life, especially coral reefs that are necessary to the survival of a great deal of nature's marine biodiversity!
At Costa Rica Surf Trip practically live in the water, and definitely make a living FROM it, so it's extremely important to us that our water and marine creatures, stay safe! That's why we love Raw Elements products! They are made with 100% organic and certified natural ingredients with no preservatives, never tested on animals, hypoallergenic, no-sting, appropriate for all ages, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB), waterproof, AND they are working toward zero-plastic packaging, offering metal in place of plastic for multiple products.
There are so many ways to make money passively these days, why don't you enjoy one of them?! If you have a room, apartment, condo, glamping site, home, or other accommodations that you can offer, you may want to consider becoming a host for AirBnB! It's a global site that allows you to create the conditions, availability, and decide what's included and what it's going to cost.
No accommodations? No problem! Maybe you have a skill, knowledge of your local area, or hobby that you'd like to share with others (and make money for it)! AirBnB now allows people to offer experiences, and not just accommodations! Love to cook vegan meals? Offer to teach people using AirBnB! Like to take bike rides to your favorite sites? Offer to take visitors along with you and get some built-in company on your trek!
From the beginning of our entrepreneurial journey, Weebly has made it possible for us to design our website however we want it. Their tools, multiple pay scale options, and easy-to-understand site-builder made them stand out to us and their helpful staff have never left us hanging when we had questions or needed their assistance.
When you run a small business, you're already competing against everyone in the market to offer the best quality at the lowest price. SquareUp was a major help to us when we wanted to accept credit card payments because it was the most cost-effective way for us to offer the service to our clients without losing ALL of our profits. They offer invoicing, online and on location store management, inventory, payroll and more! Their system is easy to use and understand and they also have useful tools to help you understand everything they offer. We couldn't be happier with SquareUp (unless it were free)!
Business Credit Cards (& Bonus Points!) with Chase
When you run a business and need to travel a lot, especially internationally, it's really important to avoid paying fees for international use AND to get points on the things you spend the most on! That's why we have a Chase Ink Business Plus / Business Preferred credit card!
Zero foreign transaction fees, 3X points on travel and related costs, Travel cancellation and purchase coverage, and, of course, online access to your accounts and great customer service from anywhere in the world.
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