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Topic: Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

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jeaster

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Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

« on: November 25 2005 23:11:00 »

If it's allowed, is it much of a hassle?  I'm planning to surf the Central Pacific area for a few days and also the Northern Pacific area.  I'd like to save the $$ on the rental car if the buses are ok.  The board I'll have will be 6'6".



By:

jeaster

RE: Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

« Reply #1 on: November 28 2005 20:11:00 »

Surely I'm not the only budget minded (broke) traveling surfer.  If anyone has ever used the bus while carrying a surfboard in Costa Rica, I'd really appreciate any advice.  If it is worth the expense for the rental car, please let me know.

By:

frankydubs

RE: Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

« Reply #2 on: November 30 2005 23:11:00 »

it definetly can be done but with a little effort. you always have to pay extra but its only a couple of bucks. and always have to watch out for dings and shit like that. renting a vehicle would be ideal but if it is not in the budget just bus with it. i have.

By:

Doug-ness

RE: Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

« Reply #3 on: December 04 2005 21:12:00 »

What up,

Travelling in CR on the bus lines is very sketchy.  I have been to CR three times and rode the bus once.  I took me a whole day to get from LIberia to Tamarindo, a genuinely brutal experience.  Travelling on the bus with a board is no big deal either.  Youve got a shortboard, that will be fine.  Just be prepared for a lot of waiting and hassle.  If your patient then the bus is for you, its ridiculously cheap.  Im a dude with not a lot of money but i will not go back there without a rental again.  Plus you can sleep in it if worse comes to worse (board inside and all).

Hope that helps,

peace

By:

jeaster

RE: Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

« Reply #4 on: December 05 2005 21:12:00 »

Thanks guys for the info.  I guess I'll quit trying to be so cheap and spend a few extra bucks on a rental.  I'd rather not set myself up for needless hassles.  My sketchy spanish will probally do enough of that anyway.....Muchosgrouchyash.

By:

Rich

RE: Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

« Reply #5 on: January 13 2006 11:01:00 »

Well, I'd like to think it will be fine.  I plan to spend 3 months travelling through Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica by bus, with a 6'6, a backpack, and a lot more patience than money.

Any tips?



By:

your fine

RE: Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

« Reply #6 on: January 18 2006 13:01:00 »

i lived in costa for 2 1/2 months and used the buses to go all over in costa and i traveled with 4 boards its safe and cheap just a takes a little longer but not much. just watch people when they they get off and grab their bags so some theive doesnt try to take your boards bus are usaaly about $1.50 and $1 for your board bag

By:

diego

RE: Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

« Reply #7 on: January 18 2006 22:01:00 »

yeah it`s safe and veryyyy cheap i live here i know what i`m telling you, i travel sometimes in bus.. with my board 6.3..

By:

Lynn

RE: Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

« Reply #8 on: January 21 2006 21:01:00 »

Just watch your board that they dont load huge stuff ontop of it with hard wheels sticking out. If you do have to pay extra, it is not a lot, have faith, and dont worry about it. Any little dings you might get (just have a decent bag) is worth the added experience of taking a local bus...the views, the people...a rental is waaaay more $$ and the few times you are away from the surf you aren't gonna see much countryside driving yourself around.

By:

Lynn

RE: Is it ok to travel by buses with a surfboard in CR?

« Reply #9 on: January 21 2006 21:01:00 »

Just watch your board that they dont load huge stuff ontop of it with hard wheels sticking out. If you do have to pay extra, it is not a lot, have faith, and dont worry about it. Any little dings you might get (just have a decent bag) is worth the added experience of taking a local bus...the views, the people...a rental is waaaay more $$ and the few times you are away from the surf you aren't gonna see much countryside driving yourself around. pura vida, dont worry so much :)


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