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BC surfer wants max bang for buck for Central America surf« on: October 19 2005 13:10:00 »
I just wanted to know if anyone knows the most reasonably priced destinations for Canada surfers to really score some great, empty surf and for not too much $$$$.
I heard Costa Rica is getting very crowded and there are lots of rip-offs.
I looked at Baja Mex, but it seems like its kind of dry and barren and all the resorts in Cabo are very expensive...
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
RE: BC surfer wants max bang for buck for Central America surf« Reply #1 on: October 19 2005 17:10:00 »
go to puerto escondido theres cheap cheap accomdation there the flight may be expensive but to eat sleep is dirt cheap, north florida is also really cheap st augustine has good breaks and a hostel in the town or if you want to be real exotic go to trinindad mega cheap with lots of surf....the cheapest places to go always have expensive flights if you look at the long run cost though its always worth it
RE: BC surfer wants max bang for buck for Central America surf« Reply #2 on: October 19 2005 19:10:00 »
Costa rica is the place you want to go ! in december to january Mexico does not deliver the waves that CR do !
you can get around real cheap if you dont go out and make your own food. why not camping. a board and a tent !
the guy to know for surfing, cars and hotels in CR
RE: BC surfer wants max bang for buck for Central America surf« Reply #3 on: October 22 2005 11:10:00 »
We always travel to Mazatlan. They stay at a nice hotel like Playa Mazatlan or Pueblo Bonito using expedia or travel agents. Its always cheap.
RE: BC surfer wants max bang for buck for Central America surf« Reply #4 on: October 22 2005 21:10:00 »
That other camp to the north of Mazatlan is called Sinaloa Surf Adventures. I don't know their web address but if you google it you can probably find it.
RE: BC surfer wants max bang for buck for Central America surf« Reply #5 on: November 04 2005 19:11:00 »
Costa is getting crowded but... I'm going back for the fourth time for a number of reasons:
-good variety of surf during our winter
-getting so popular that you don't have to know much spanish
-still able to get to remote spots if you talk to the right people.
It all depends on what you want out of your adventure. Costa Rica still has waves to be discovered on the Nicoya pennisula and there are plenty of uncrowded brakes that are totally safe to camp at. ITS CHEEEEEP!
I have many more pearls of wisdom and can connect you with some of my freinds down there. All i ask is that you tell me everything you know about COX BAY surfing. I'm heading up there Nov. 12th for the comp. and need some insite. Whacha' got?
live it up,
RE: BC surfer wants max bang for buck for Central America surf« Reply #6 on: December 30 2005 18:12:00 »
El Salvador was rad, it's a bit off the beaten track, but theres quite a surf scene down there, we had a rad experience. If you fly into San Salvador then make your way to La Playa El Zonte, theres a hostel there named escensia nativa, and im sure if you comtact them (alex & emilia), they can give you full details -->email@example.com, it has rad food, it's run by awesome people and theres a great break right there. Also they can hook you up with surf spots up and down the coast. I've also heard nigaragua is amazing!
RE: BC surfer wants max bang for buck for Central America surf« Reply #7 on: January 03 2006 15:01:00 »
If you are looking to score priceless uncrowded Cetro Surf, Costa Rica can still be a safe bet. I have been there twice and had an unforgettable time!! If you stay away from some of the more mainstream breaks like Hermosa, Jaco, Tamarindo, and Dominical then you can still be cruising.... I definitaly recommend Santa Theresa, very low key, cheap, consistent!!!
But if you are looking for a cheap quality ride stay away from Cabo!! Sure the waves and the bunnies might rock but its pricey $$$ dude.
Don't forget about Nicaraqua... super cheap and consistent...it is turning into the Costa Rica of old!! I was only there for a few days but so I hear!!
Good luck bro!