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A beautiful kitesurf resort surrounded by wild nature and the best beaches of Costa Rica on the north Pacific coast. It has everything you need for a enjoyable kitesurfer vacation: from professional instructors, best gear to rent and of course plenty of constant wind. Pura Vida!
Kitesurf conditions
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Spot: Flat, Choppy
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The kite beaches Papaturro and Copal are together about 2 km long. They don't have shore break waves, as they are inside a bay (Bahia Salinas). This makes the spot very safe for any kitesurfer level. There is always the option to downwind up to 2 kms from the kite beaches. There are no people or boats around for you to worry about. As the wind blows all day long, you can kite as much as you want and be relaxed when taking a break as you won't miss anything. And no worries that it would get too crowded as there are usually a maximum of 20 kites in the water at the same time from 6 am to 6 pm. The wind is Side on Shore and typically the wind blows more then 300 days per year, guaranteed. It is one of the best spots in the world in regard to the number of windy days in the year! The water is fairly flat and gets choppy only with more then 20 knots. Most used kites are 7 and 9. Shorty can be useful between January and March, when the wind reaches up to 40 knots once in while and this makes the water a bit chilly.

Trip characteristics
Typical Pickup: La Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family, Non-rider
Ambience: Wilderness, Relaxed
Experience Type: Private

The Destination

Costa Rica is a beautiful country and it’s perfect for enjoying water sports: it has a fantastic kitesurfing & windsurfing spots located in the bay called Bahia Salinas, on the north Pacific coast in the Guanacaste province, the sunniest and driest side of Costa Rica. Around this bay there are very beautiful and unknown beaches perfect for snorkelling after an epic kite session. The bay is also home to an island (Isla Bolanos) with a white beach and turquoise water, famous because it is an important nesting spot for birds. You can also enjoy half mile of reef with complete flat water. Here it’s common to kitesurf among giant turtles, fly fish, manta rays and once in a while wales. Pelican and fregates are constantly flying around. You have plenty of space around you to kitesurf surrounded by untouched nature! This is why we love it here :-). Night life is quite. Actually this is fine! After all day kiting is better to chill and meet people in the lounge area, sleep deeply and gain energy for the next day!

The Experience

Our sole goal is to create an unforgettable kite vacation for you and we will take care of you all day long. After a full energetic breakfast (between 7:00 am and 8:30 am) the meeting point is outside the reception. We leave all together toward the kitebeach around 9:00 am. In this way you'll easily get connected with the other kitesurfers.

We are in the best spot of the beach, for the benefit and safety of our clients. It is the more upwind location, at the really end of Playa Copal, that means: side shore wind, more flat water, the closer to the reef you can get and a lot of space for launching and landing the kites even with high tide; the rest of Copal beach have almost no space and unfortunately can´t offer that.

We’ll have lunch right on the beach. Around 1:00 pm we’ll bring the warm launch ordered during breakfast. There are rustic tables, chairs and hammocks to enjoy it, under the shade of the trees and a roof of palms leaves. After a warm shower it’s time to eat dinner choosing from our rotating menu and the famous pizza (4 times per week)!

Finally we’ll hang out together at the Restaurant area, listening or playing recorded or live music (guitar and key board are available, so musicians are welcome), watching movies or videos and the pictures of the day, sharing life stories together. Table football in the terrace is an option to have fun too. The beach is 250 m away so you can take a night walk to enjoy the view of millions of stars and keep going with the party!

Our restaurant is specialised in local and mediterranean food but we also organise special nights with home made wood-oven pizza and BBQ. We care a lot about on cleanness, healthy food and a nice and friendly atmosphere with good music.

High Comfort and Support

Guests can store the kite gear in the free storage boxes on the Hotel Pick up and eventually return later to the beach to have the freedom to go and come back whenever they want. We have 2 free shuttles to the kitebeach. The 2/3 instructors of the Blue Dream Kitesurfing school will stay during the day on the beach with you, kiting together, doing lessons, renting gear, video/photo shooting and help you around.

Our shuttle pick up will drive right there, exactly where you launch the kite, so this is the only way that exist where you don´t need to walk with your gear at all!

Accommodation

Our resort has free fast internet wi-fi connection, private bathroom with hot water and a beautiful ocean view (200 m away), surrounded by trees and plants. We can receive up to 40 guests at a time with different needs, from a couple looking for comfort to the solo backpacker. Guests can choose among different types of accommodations.

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Nicola is your host for this accommodation and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.

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