Welcome to Costa Rica!
Known as the 8th windiest place in the world! This unique spot offers strong warm winds 25+ KTS. Temperatures average around 81˚F (27˚C) and winds provide a cool breeze at night. Ride with massive sea turtles and even Humpback Whales. Cruise down a volcano on a mountain bike, go white water river tubing, second to none scuba diving, and explore ancient petroglyphs.
5, 7, AND 10 DAY TRIPS AVAILABLE
Dates: March 21 - March 31 2019
Our Epic and Learn to kite packages include full gear rental. It can get expensive to travel with kite gear. Some airlines are charging ($100-$300 per bag, each way!) We make it easy to travel. Bring your suitcase or backpack and leave your big cumbersome gear at home. We always recommend that you bring your personal harness if you have one. All gear is new each season from top brands. Gear rental allows you to try multiple setups, and explore new equipment that you never knew you liked.
Which package is right for me?
Epic: This is for everyone who already kites and is seeking the ultimate adventure. The Epic package gives you everything minus kiteboarding lessons. All inclusive covers: food, lodging, transportation, kiteboarding gear, equipment for all activities, Epic welcome package, Epic Adventures long sleeve UV rash guard, a full day activity including: mountain biking the Rincon de Vejia volcano, white water river tubing, mud bath and hot springs. Kiteboarding gear is included so don't worry about dragging your gear with you.
Learn to kite: This is for beginners or those looking to begin their kiteboarding journey. Learn to kite includes everything the Epic package does plus 1 on 1 private kiteboarding lessons with our Professional riders. 3-4 hours of lessons per day depending on duration of trip. 5 day includes 9-12 hours. 7 and 10 day includes 15-20 hours.
Solo Minimalist: This is for the minimalist traveler looking to get away on a budget. The Solo Minimalist includes: lodging, food and transportation. This does not include, gear rental, lessons, activities, welcome package, Epic Adventures long sleeve UV rash guard, a full day activity including: mountain biking the Rincon de Vejia volcano, white water river tubing, mud bath and hot springs. With this package you come and go as you choose but you are on your own. If you choose this package you won't have access to the available kite gear. If you want to kiteboard you have to provide your own gear and pay airport fees to and from (can be +$600)
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What months can you go? January, February, March, April, May, July, December
When are the best months to go? February, March, April, December
Where to stay? Playa Copal, Bahia Salinas
What airport can we fly into? LIR Liberia or SJO San Jose
Where is the transportation pick up? Liberia Airport (LIR)
What are the wind conditions like? Warm, tropical, strong (20-35kts), side on shore, gusty, always windy
What is the climate? Sunny, hot, dry, tropical
Is there anything else to do other than kiteboard? Mountain biking, white water river tubing, volcanoes, surfing, hiking, discoteca, rodeos, waterfalls, national parks, hot springs, natural mud baths, scuba diving and more
What level of kiter do I need to be? Any. Beginner, intermediate, advanced
What currency does Costa Rica use? Colones (also accepts USD in most places) ~550 colones = $1 USD, most banks limit withdraw to 200,000 colones per day
What is the region like? Guanacaste- large province in the NW region of Costa Rica running along the Pacific ocean. Dry season with 6 months of no rain bringing strong tropical winds. Wet season with 6 months of sun and periods of rain and wind. Year round for kiteboarding and mountain biking, active volcanoes, dry desert, rainforests, beaches, surfing, 5 micro climates with exotic flora and fauna.
What are the locals like? Costa Rican folks are very happy and welcoming, primarily catholic, mixed with Nicaraguan immigrants
What is the country’s main industry? Fishing, tourism, recreational tourism, farming
What do I need to know about restaurants and tipping? 10% Propina (tip) is included, service tax is 13%, they will gladly accept additional tips
What is the nearest town? La Cruz is the nearest fully stocked town for groceries, beer and liquor, hospital, ambulance service, phone store, gas station, ATM, and more
Is it safe? Bahia Salinas is quiet and safe. Still be vigilant and lock your things in a safe, lock doors while at pool, beach or restaurant. Do not leave things laying around outside without supervision just like any other beach
Can you drink the water? Costa Rica is a very clean country with municipalities treating their water. Water is very good and can be consumed safely. If ever in doubt while traveling it's always good to request bottled water.
What is the primary spoken language? Spanish and English. More rural areas are going to speak primarily spanish.
What is required to go? Passport, smile, clothing
What do the packages include? Food, lodging, transportation, gear rental, welcome package, adventure package, lesson package, good vibes, good people, wind, fun and life long memories
What is the food like? Casado (rice, beans, fish, beef, pork, chicken, plantain, cheese, cabbage salad), fruit, juices.. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and juice are included.
What is the transportation situation? 10 passenger van and driver (to and from airport, excursions and everything in between)
What does gear rental include? Full equipment rental (kite, bar, board, harness) (Wetsuit, booties, helmet also available upon request)
What kites are available? Cabrinha (switchblade, fx, chaos, radar, moto and more)
What kind of boards are available? Crazyfly (Raptor, LTD, bulldozer) Cabrinha (spectrum, caliber, ACE) Liquid Force (Carbon element, influence) Slingshot (asylum) Hydrofoil (foil fish, double agent) and more
What is the lodging like? Cabinas 1-7 (sleep 1-3 per room), bathroom, kitchenette, has cable internet on terraces, overlooks pool and common hangout area, located next to restaurant, includes soap, shampoo, conditioner, coffee maker, towel.
What does the welcome package include? Sun screen, chapstick, coffee, chocolate, fruit basket, flower/banana leaf display on bed, Epic Adventures long sleeve UV rash guard, Costa Rica information card
Are there any available add-ons? Massage, 1/2 day ATV, 1/2 horseback riding, 1/2 day mountain bike to petroglyphs, 1/2 day scuba diving, Rio Celeste excursion
What does the full day adventure package include? A trip up the volcano in the National park, Rincon de la Vejia, Mountain biking, white water river tubing, buffet, exploring volcanoes, plus the mud baths and hot springs
What does the learn to kite package include? 5 day trips include 3 days of lessons at 3 hours a day = 9-12 hours. 7 & 10 day trips include 5 days of lessons at 3 hours a day = 15-20 hours.