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Mar 7, 2011, 12:15 AM #11
Mar 7, 2011, 12:23 PM #12
Sitting in the Miami airport on the way back from Hermosa...a couple of things.
I rented a board this time - wished I had brought my own. I ride a quad fish hybrid . There was nothing close in Jaco. Took my own board last year. I vowed that each wave I missed was $1 to next year's airline board fee.
Also, we were pulled over while driving to Esterillios. We were completely dead-to-rights for no sea tbelt - a bid deal in CR - no driver's license, and no passport. You are supposed to have your passport or a copy with you at all times. The policeman wrote down the total fine for us to see - $700!!! Seat belt is $400 alone.
For whatever reason a higher ranking officer pulled up behind us (our guy was on a motorcycle). They talked, and when our guy came back he said for a first time we were just getting a warning. Talk about crapping bricks. Most of us had no cash, and none of us had docs.
Anyway, he was very cool and wished a good day. So each encounter is its own thing. We didn't argue, and acknowledged that we were totally in the wrong. Don't know if that made any difference - we were lucky and did a have good session.
So ya never know....
PS - a car is a must to make the most of your CR visit.
Mar 12, 2011, 01:58 AM #14
Mar 12, 2011, 04:53 AM #15Senior Member
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How steep did the rental vehicles cost/week? Exploring the possibilities of flying into San Jose, thinking about staying in Nosara. Are there any shuttles that run from the airport to Nosara? I would rent a car, but would hate to pay the weekly price if I'm just using it mainly to take the 5 hr drive from the airport to Nosara, and back when we leave.
I stayed in Tamarindo, Costa Rica last april. Me and my buddy ended up renting boards at the witch's rock surf camp. They are pretty cheap and have insurance for like 10 bucks dude. It's definitely worth renting a board rather than buying one. You can rent one for the whole week even and it's resonably priced. They have a good array of shapes: plenty of al merricks, a few cool fish shapes and even a few longboards and even if you're not in that particular area they have plenty of surf shops to rent at. I recommend surfing a place called avellenos (I think that's how its spelled) or "little hawaii" it was really fun and has a fun right off the rocks. There's another place I think called the rivermouth thats pretty fun and decently consistant. It's like chest to head every day. It's awesome! Have a good time man, I'm sure it'll be a blast. Costa was one of my first surf trips too!
Liberia is the closer airport to Nosara (playa guiones). But, flights cost a bit more.
Mar 14, 2011, 01:23 AM #18
Mar 14, 2011, 01:57 AM #19Senior Member
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[QUOTE=Retzlaff44;90768]Sitting in the Miami airport on the way back from Hermosa...a couple of things.
Seat belt is $400 alone.
I had a seat belt ticket and it was 10 or 15 bucks but that was a while ago dont know if they really went up that much or that cop was trying to rip you guys off or something.
Dude BRING YOUR OWN BOARD!!!! its 100 each way depending on airline you stated you dont want to break your board well you REALLY dont want to break a rental board cause then you have to pay for it!!!
A BOard doesn't make your trip waves do?
But if you cant catch the wave or surf it well whats the piont of being there just like someone just mentioned about being used to a quad fish then not finding one and missing a lot of waves. it is especially important to have equipment you are familar with when surfing places that you havent been cause the wave is not familar at least your board is .
Just my opinion from lots a trial and errors ..
Mar 14, 2011, 03:04 AM #20
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