As our customers, Roseanne and James prepare for their trip down, we thought we'd share the package we made possible using their ideas, destination desires, budget, and dates of choice.
They'll arrive at Liberia Airport (1) where they've chosen to test the public bus system to reach
Playa Tamarindo (2) and stay at their local accommodations as suggested by CRsurftrip.
After a few relaxing days beachside, they'll take a semi-private shuttle transport that will pick them up from their location in Tamarindo and drop them directly at their next accommodation in La Fortuna (3), Costa Rica, a large town at the base of the Arenal Volcano. They plan to do some hiking, a day trip to Cerro Chato, and basking in the warmth of the naturally occurring hot springs!
Next, they'll take a vehicle to Lake Arenal where they'll board a boat which gives them incredible views of the volcano and surrounding landscape. This serves both as a sightseeing tour and their transportation to the third destination in Santa Elena (4), best known for its proximity to the famous Monteverde Reserve.
While visiting Monteverde, Roseanne and James have chosen to take a hanging bridge tour (which includes transportation to and from the accommodations arranged by CRsurftrip). They'll also participate in a night hike with a local bilingual guide in the Monteverde Reserve where they'll enjoy the walking tour while seeking out both nocturnal animals and those that have settled down for the night.
From Monteverde, they'll take an early public bus where they make one transfer which brings them directly to our Home Base in Playa Samara (5), Costa Rica to finish out their two-week journey!
In Samara, Roseanne and James will have the incredible timing to enjoy the local rodeo that arrives during the last week of December each year! They'll celebrate the New Year in a foreign country with tons of locals and visitors to the area! They're also set to take a kayak and snorkeling tour with CRsurftrip local guide, Jairo. While surfing wasn't on the list this time...you never know what the excitement and Pura Vida of Costa Rica may provoke!
If this trip, or any portion or variation of it, interests you, get in touch! We're ready to help you plan your trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica (surfing or not) and we can't wait to get started!
Dates for the Guanacaste Surf Circuit for the 2015-2016 season are scheduled and the first competition of this Costa Rica surf tour will be this coming Saturday, December 12, 2015. If you are interested in heading to Tamarindo with us for the event, be sure to sign up by sending a message through our "Contact Us" online form. Those interested in registering to compete in the event should do so on the CGS website.
Costa Rica wins their tenth Central American Surf Championship on December 6, 2015 in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. It's no wonder Costa Rica is crushing the competition, with incredible wave variety and an extremely supportive surfing community, they have the training grounds to learn and practice on in their own backyards and the constant encouragement from a large and growing population of surf fans from their home country and abroad.
The junior team has been improving rapidly, giving teams in the ISA Junior World Cup a run for their money in October of this year and subsequently finishing in the Top 8 for the first time in that competition. A finish like that for a country with a population of less 5 million is quite a feat!
Veteran surfers like Samara's own, Alex "Choco" Gomez, on the men's side, and Lisbeth Vindas, on the women's side, give some extra experience to the relatively young Costa Rican team. What the team lacks in age is definitely not in correlation with the events and championships that they have under their belts. For a full list of the 2015 Central American Championship Costa Rica team, check out their brief biographies on the Tuanix Magazine website.
Congratulations to our Costa Rican champions!
Men's Open Champion, Costa Rican Jason Torres, celebrates his victory with the team!
- Photo courtesy of Surfing Nation Magazine
Costa Rica is Spanish for "rich coast" and we have to agree that it most definitely is! Home to one of the longest waves in the world, Costa Rica has waves for days up and down the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of the country and uncrowded, pristine beaches to go along with them! There are left and right breaks, breaks for beginners, beach breaks and reef breaks. Lucky for you, we know them all! You can hit multiple of the major breaks with our week-long surf trips, or if you have specific breaks in mind, we can customize a trip for you; help us make your Costa Rica Surf Trip dream a reality!
Media around the surf world touts the high level of surf opportunity in Costa Rica, including the Travel Channel. Read on for some ideas and let's get you here to come surf with us!
We are very excited for professional Costa Rican surfers Noe Mar McGonagle and Carlos "Cali" Muñoz as they have passed through the initial rounds of Vans World Cup at Sunset Beach in Hawaii and will compete with some of the most well-known surfers in the world. Catch the action live at www.worldsurfleague.com!
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