** NEWS **
Twenty international judges evaluated more than 30 Tico coffee samples and determined that Costa Rica’s best coffee is produced in Naranjo, Alajuela, at 1,650 meters above sea level, and in San Marcos de Tarrazú, south of the capital.
Upcoming Event: The Pura Vida Ride Paddle Battle 2013 in Playa Danta, Costa Rica on Saturday June 1st at 9a.m. This SUP event is sponsored by Surftech, Las Catalinas, RipCurl, Lola's Restaurant, Smith Optics, Camelbak, Chums, and Pura Vida Bracelets.
Upcoming Event: Cirque Du Soleil will perform as the VAREKAI at Hacienda Espinal at kilometer 17 on the Caldera Highway from May 31st - June 15th. Tickets go on sale to Credomatic customers March 6th with prices ranging from $58 to $270. Varekai includes acrobatics, acting, art from around the world, imaginary worlds, dance, daring, dexterity and grace. Varekai pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition.
3/13 - Inaugural OceanFIT YOLO Experience, hosted by Vista Guapa Surf Camp in Jaco, Inspires the Soul. Read more.
** SPECIALS **
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* H2O Go South is offering 10% off boat trips to Witchs Rock and Ollies Point!
* 15% discount at La Dolce Vita (from 15th of April to November 30th)
* 10% off at Adventure Inn near the airport in San Jose
* 10 % off at Costa Rica Surf Institute in Tamarindo
* 20% discount at Cafe Playa Negra
* 15% discount at Pavones Riviera
--> Hermosa Surf Inn announces a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program with Angelica Govaert from Sin City Yoga in Las Vegas - July 22nd to August 12th. Only 4 slots left. PLUS, they have a daily all inclusive package: breakfast, dinner, accommodation and 2 guided surf outings per day in the Central Pacific zone (shared accommodations $149 per night; private accommodations $199 per night). Email us to make a reservation.
--> Rich Coast Diving is offering combo surf and dive packages with accommodations starting at $220 per person with lodging. An open water diving course and a 5 night stay is $475. If you are interested, send us a note.
--> Volcano Brewing Lodge along Lake Arenal is open to serve their home crafted beers this week for Semana Santa. To go with the beer, there's a skate park, pool, tennis courts, jacuzzi all onsite. There are acres of jungle to hike & explore, and a beautiful lake just across the street from us. $89 all inclusive per night. Contact us for reservations.
--> Apartamentos Veranera in Playa Grande is having these specials for April 1st thru April 30th: One bedroom: $70/night; $450/per week. Two bedroom: $85/night; $550/per week.
--> At Rip Jack Inn in Playa Grande: Stay for $99/ night/ person with breakfast and dinner included in their best available room (based on double occupancy).
Dominical Surf Lessons is offering 15% for their packages in June and July 2013. See the details here.
Did you know that the Volcano Brewing Lodge has an all inclusive package for $89 that includes all you can drink of the custom full flavored beer? Throw in a pool, jacuzzi, tennis court, skate park, and 'garden to table' meals, this is an awesome deal.
--> Pura Vida Surf Adventures is offering a $400 discount for select trips in April, May, and June. Check out their flyer for details.
** RESOURCES **
NOW Fully Customizable Surf Trips to meet every budget and skill level !!
Do you need a surf photographer or videographer for your trip? Check out our list of top pros in all corners of the country.
Thanks to a larger terminal now in Liberia, many U.S. airlines are offering some fantastic deals from all over the country! Contact us for help with your flights, a SUV rental and a place to stay, plus get the latest surf reports for your trip.
Costa Rica Travel Health Tips for Surf Trips. 10 Ways to not get sick from Montezuma's revenge, traveller's diarrhea, and other related ailments while travelling. Find out more.
Surf Travel Checklist - print and go!
~ LATEST SURFBOARD BAG FEES ~
The best printable Costa Rica travel map I've yet to find on the web, from our friends at MAPCR.com
Bus Schedules for ALL Central America
Flights from the U.S. and Canada to Costa Rica, showing airport hubs.
Hotel Reviews for Surfers
Check out these surfer health and training tips from Amanda Mason from Del Mar Extreme in Playa Hermosa
Do you want to learn Spanish before you go? Click here for introductory lessons..
Kids surfing lessons in Jaco - Del Mar Surf Camp
Here's a Spanish-language link to check the status of all roads in Costa Rica.
Check out a cool aerial view of the Southwest and Northwest Pacific coastline at www.vrskytour.com
Driving Directions from the airport to the San Jose/Caldera Highway. It's about time..
Roundtrip Airfare Specials to SJO!!
Los Angeles to San Jose, Costa Rica non-stop for $480.00 roundtrip on Delta for select dates.
Fort Lauderdale to San Jose, Costa Rica non-stop on JetBlue for only $305 roundtrip on dates in July (boards fly for $50 each way)
~ Email us for a exact quote ~
Sign the Petition to stop airlines from charging for surfoards!
If you're wondering, where is that POLL?
** Top Travel Videos **
Rip Currents and how to Avoid them
Two of the best longboarders in the world, Kassia Meador and Mikey Detemple, in The End of Summer.
If you are a surf traveler, then you'll love this group of surfer girls who made a movie of their worldwide adventures. Check out - Three Killas y un Kiwi
Buena Vista Villas and Casa Buena Vista Video Tour in Nosara
Del Mar Surf Camp trains women how to surf in Jaco and Nosara on YouTube.
Bikini Show by Camelo Bikinis during the 2009 World Surfing Games
Marisa Miller in Costa Rica