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Topic: surfboards rental

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surfboards rental

« on: January 20 2005 06:01:00 »

I'm traveling from france via Miami, and american airlines charges me $180 !! quite expensive! So I wonder if it's easy to rent or buy a board in RC.



RE: surfboards rental

« Reply #1 on: February 28 2005 14:02:00 »

Wow, I am not impressed with the patrons of this site so far, over one hundred people look at your post, yet I am the first one to actually reply. What a bunch of kooks. Anyway, you can easily rent any shape or size of board you want in Costa Rica and don't bother bringing a board. It is not worth the hassle. Good luck.



RE: surfboards rental

« Reply #2 on: February 28 2005 18:02:00 »

Try Matos Films (It's a surf shop) in Tmarindo, great people and place.



RE: surfboards rental

« Reply #3 on: March 11 2005 10:03:00 »

Thanks for that reply... I was wondering as well. Any places you recommend in Jaco?


Santa Barbara Mike

RE: surfboards rental

« Reply #4 on: April 18 2005 19:04:00 »

Regarding places to stay in Jaco:

I spent three monthes in CR and when i go back I will skip Jaco and go straigh to Playa Hermosa a ten minutes cab ride south.  Playa Hermosa is less touristy, less hookers, cleaner and most importantly better waves.  However, the places to stay in Hermosa may be 2-5 dollars a night more expensive than Jaco, but in my opinion it is worth it.  If you have your heart set on Jaco then I recommend Cabinas Chucks.  Chuck is an American and quite the character.  His place is a block away from the beach and the cabinas are pretty nice.

Have fun.



RE: surfboards rental

« Reply #5 on: May 03 2005 20:05:00 »

Hi lance,
i'm going to mal pais in june and was wondering if you knew any place to rent a board there.  I'm trying to decide if I should bring my own or not.



RE: surfboards rental

« Reply #6 on: May 03 2005 21:05:00 »

O.K...Best place in my opinion to stay in Playa Hermosa is Hotel Villa Hermosa.  Walk down the street a few blocks to Las Olas and they will hook you up with a board rental for about $100/week or cheaper.  That is the most convenient because you can return it for a different size without having to lug it in a car.   You can also find board rentals for about $65/week for a shortboard in Jaco.  That is if you don't mind lugging it in a cab or your car.
good luck..
costa rica is off the hook!! Ask the locals in Hermosa for directions to "The Tree", or "pig farms" these are some of the better beach breaks in the area..




RE: surfboards rental

« Reply #7 on: May 09 2005 02:05:00 »

Nice! Thanks for the info on the board rentals folks! Was thinking of bringing 6.2 thruster but now i,m feeling i should just rent one and give the money to the costaa rican econmy rather than the airlines. Sounds like i can get what ever i want as far as a shortboard. Also i am only going to be on the coats for three days, so  renting versus bringing a board helps eleviate some hassles on having a board the rest of the trip.  

Have fun whoever is going!!!




RE: surfboards rental

« Reply #8 on: May 30 2005 01:05:00 »

It's expensive 10 bucks a day. In a place like mal pais the rental pool will be hell. You will most likely be riding junker boards. Rentals.


Katie Dudley

RE: surfboards rental

« Reply #9 on: June 04 2005 11:06:00 »

We'll be staying in Jaco Beach over the Christmas week.  Do you think it will be a problem finding a good longboard to rent during that time of year?  Anything under $100 a week would be much cheaper than bringing our boards.  Not to mention the hassle involved.

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