The third event of the Guanacaste Circuit will take place this Saturday and Sunday March 5-6 in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
So far, there are no set favorites, with Anthony Fillingham having won the men's open of the first event and Federico Pilurzo taking the title at the second event. Our CRsurfteam members remain strong contenders (and winners!) in local competitions throughout the country.
Good luck to all of the participants this weekend, especially the CRsurfteam! If you haven't registered yet, there's still time. Click here for registration information.
Elle magazine of Spain has named Costa Rica one of the most beautiful places in the world in a recent article titled Costa Rica, Green Paths: Welcome to one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Tell us something we DON'T know!
They mentioned many of the places that don't always get as much attention, including our national theater in the capitol, San Jose, Costa Rica for its architectural and cultural significance.
The article also mentioned Cartago (near San José) along with multiple of the major national points of interest like the Irazu Volcano, The Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, The Arenal Volcano (and the surrounding area of La Fortuna), as well as the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano!
Apparently they either made the decision without having made it to the coasts, or the coasts were so beautiful that they'll require a separate future article! Either way, we know Elle knows their stuff!
Costa Rica truly is(are) the rich(est) coast(s) and we'd love to help you take part in the natural beauty and pristine wildlife that the nation offers. As the magazine mentions, we have 17 national parks and 7 biological reserves, making us the #1 nation for protected area at 25% of the national footprint! We may be small, but we have 58 microclimates and are home to 5% of the total species on the planet (how's THAT for awesome?)! That means there are 50,000 known species of creatures in an area less than one tenth of the size of Spain! And we are familiar with and capable of planning your trips to any corner of our small nation with BIG natural attractions!
Yes, Costa Rica is a beautiful thing; Thanks for pointing it out, Elle!
To see a review of the article in Spanish, click here.
Para ver un resumen del articulo en español, haga clik aqui.
Calling all beach-workers: surf instructors, camp counselors, or other interested parties...
THIS JUST IN: This coming week, from Monday February 15th through Friday February 20th, Playa Sámara, Costa Rica will play host to Marvin Perez, the instructor for the International Open Water Lifeguard Certification classes. This certification is a pre-requisite for anyone interested in taking the International Surf Instructor Certification course in the future.
The cost to participate is $250.
To reserve your spot, contact Marvin Perez at 8315.4962 or Kali Artavia at 8997.9357 and let them know CRsurftrip sent you! Suerte! Good luck!
While originally, the second date of this year's Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf (Guanacaste Surf Circuit) was supposed to take place this weekend in Marbella, it has been postponed a week, awaiting a swell that will hopefully arrive just in time for next weekend, the 13-14th of February!
If you haven't already registered and are interested in doing so, head over to the CGS website and get signed up. *Note that only their main page shows the new date for the Marbella event, so you're signing up for the event of the 6-7th taking place the 13-14th.
We'll see you there!
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