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trip to costa rica in january 08« on: August 23 2007 15:08:00 »
i'm very lucky to travel to costa rica in january 2008. at first i'll take some spanish-lessons for one month in tamarindo. in february i want to visit the nice places and surfspots in costa rica.
can anybody give me some advices where to go and which places i can't miss?
maybe there is somebody around at the same time traveling costa rica?
thanks for your help!
RE: trip to costa rica in january 08« Reply #1 on: September 24 2007 16:09:00 »
Im gonna be in jaco in jan-feb and may be chillaxing for a few months down there; gonna be travelling around.
How much are spanish lessons in cr, are they affordable?
RE: trip to costa rica in january 08« Reply #2 on: September 25 2007 12:09:00 »
If you are in Tamarindo, go north tp Playa Grande for great surfing and leather back turtles laying eggs in Feb. Go south to Playa Nigra for some fast powerful hollow surfs. Further south there are Norsara, San Miguel (Awesome , powerful beach break- empty line-up) and of course M.P at the tip of Gunacaste.
Tamarindo is quite tourist saturated, but will have everything you need. do some home stays with the locals is cheap and great interaction with Ticos culture.
The Cloud Forest in Monteverte(sp?) is great, stayed at the H.I in Santa Elena, great peeps and good place to meet other travelers.
Good luck, enjoy and don't destroy
RE: trip to costa rica in january 08« Reply #3 on: October 19 2007 05:10:00 »
I`m form venezuela, i thinking in travel on january 08 to costa rica it`s a beutifull country, there are good waves and excelent people, i need that someone told me where are the best beaches for ride body board and where is the excelent place or state for go. i would like a place where i will go easily in bus or it isn`t far from the hostal.
Please if you can answer me in spanish will be better, my english is not good.
RE: trip to costa rica in january 08« Reply #4 on: October 25 2007 06:10:00 »
question for you: are you bringing your surf board with you during your trip? I will be heading down to costa rica and guatemala in '08 for a spanish/surf trip as well and am not sure how traveling with my board will pan out. any thoughts?
RE: trip to costa rica in january 08« Reply #5 on: October 25 2007 19:10:00 »
When I was in El Salvador last April another surfer told me the Carribean coast was excellent in February. Can anyone confirm that? I know for the west coast it will be pretty flat most everywhere because the southern hemi is at its quietest in Feb. Only spots with NW exposure will pick up swell on the pacific coast. I may be going down in Feb.
RE: trip to costa rica in january 08« Reply #6 on: November 07 2007 21:11:00 »
I wouldn't say that it is flat at all on the Pacific side at that time of year or any time. Check out www.rovercam.com and you will see the daily surf report. We were there in March the first time, Feb the second time and we are going in Jan this year. Rovercam takes it's shots from Hermosa Beach near Jaco (don't be confused as there are 3 Hermosa Beaches in CR). Surfers tend to hoover around Hermosa for those more into surfing or Jaco for those more into partying. They are only 5 miles apart, so you can do both. Anyway rovercam has archived photos, so check out all of Feb for last year. A good surf camp there is www.jimhoganssurfcamp.com .. he was the world longboard champ in 95 and 96 and he really shows people a good time.
RE: trip to costa rica in january 08« Reply #8 on: November 19 2007 05:11:00 »
Hey man....it´s good to hear you are making your first trip to Costa.
I live in pavones, you problably heard of it....and i run a surf expedition crew.... we travel all over Central America, with two local surf guides, with all the equipmen to do snorkeling, fishing, spear fishing, etc... also professional photography equipment, to garanty that you wont forget this adventure....
We travel from Panama to El Salvador....
You can access the web site where you can read more about our business and there you will find our orkut community also where are some tourists statements about our trips.....you may find it in portuguese....but if you need it translated i would be glad to send you some photos of some places and maybe guide you to some....
RE: trip to costa rica in january 08« Reply #9 on: December 06 2007 09:12:00 »
I'll be in hermosa the 5th through the 28, maybe longer.. super stoked on it. lookin forward to gettin away from the outer banks. drop me a line, be cool to get some networking goin on down there. drop me an email. Daumph@aol.com