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Old 12-15-2009, 08:36 PM
cletus cletus is offline
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Default Costa Rica Trip Report

Just got back from Bahia Salinas in Costa Rica. I spent 4 days kiting, we had 20-25 the first 3 days and 35-40 the last day. Perfect sideshore winds, huge space with no more than 15-20 kiters on the water. The wind is suppossed to bloew there from December through May. Some days it hits 50mph. We stayed in a cabana 50 meters from the beach with a kitchenette, incredible view; sleeps 5 and only $65 / night.

We flew into San Jose which is about a 5 hour drive to Bahia Salinas. You can also fly into Liberia, Costa Rica direct from MIA which is a 2.5 hour flight and than a 1.5 hour drive. Flight is a fair amount more though.

We also went to Laguna Arenal where you can also kite; it was blowing the day we were we there but the weather was crappy so I did not kite there.

I would highly recommend Bahia Salinas/Playa Copal; the wind is on and with the way things are going here, it was cool to get a few days in a row in. There are a couple of kiting instructors down there giving lessons or renting gear if you need a smaller kite. I rented a board from the guy with cometa copal and my wife took lessons. They were cool.

If you want some info on where to stay etc., let me know

Cheers
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:44 PM
playacopal playacopal is offline
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cl,
thanks for the good review...we were glad to have you and your wife stay with us and take lessons...
come back again soon...check out 'your' property!
Bob Selfridge
Cometa Copal Kitesurfing
Bahia Salinas Costa Rica
lguardbl@gmail.com
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