trip to costa rica follow up

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by paperplate, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. paperplate

    paperplate Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2013
    Hey everyone,
    I posted a while ago that I was going to Costa Rica for a little over a week a while ago.. thanks the advice that you guys posted. I just got back a few days ago, and the trip was great! I went south to the Punta banco/Pavones area. I got reallylucky for the season and scored chest high or bigger 9 of the 11 days with it being big enough to surf pavones 4of the days. I only surfed there once however because Punta banco area had more to offer and was cleaner with the tide/wind. Renting an ATV for the area is very beneficial and cheap but not needed if you don't mind a walk. There's plenty of good quality boards to rent or buy in the area so unless you have a magic stick or are extremely picky you can find a board or two that will work for you. For the price of flying them down. The area is super safe and fairly cheap. Although a little harder to get too than the more common spots in Costa Rica. I booked it all through and Colin was very helpful. Also if your down there and a rodeo is going on durring the weekend in a town called conte.. YOU NEED TO GO! IT WAS CRAZY. Only a small downside to this area depending on what you want is there isn't much of a "night life". I was okay without this though.
  2. Special Whale Glue

    Special Whale Glue Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    Glad you had a good trip dude. CR is a great place with cool people. Everyone should check it out at least once.
    Did you get to see these guys?
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    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014

  3. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Glad you scored mang, thanks for the follow up:cool:
  4. paperplate

    paperplate Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2013
    Also a really good area if your an intermediate surfer who can benefit from less crowded lineups to improve on aspects of your surfing.
  5. paperplate

    paperplate Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2013
    No I didn't get to see those birds but I had those small monkeys near where I stayed and I got to see so weird pig thing that is supposed to be very rare.
  6. Sniffer

    Sniffer Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    Did you catch one of these? Yeah thats me with my bulging back muscles bringing in a monster sail. Love Costa!

  7. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    The only thing I caught in Costa was a case of crabs. But damn. It was worth it.

    Wait - I got some waves too.
  8. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    good trip glad to hear it went well nothing worse then getting skunked but it happens.
  9. margo

    margo Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    Glad you scored and thanks for updating us after the fact, which is truly rare. Muchos gracias!