Known as the 8th windiest place in the world! This unique spot offers strong warm winds 25+ knots. 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.
Packages and prices
Costa Rica Retreat
March 22 - March 31
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? 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 are very happy people, 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 (optional)
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, bean, fish, beef, pork, chicken, plantain, cheese, cabbage salad) 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)
What kites are available? Cabrinha (switchblade, fx, chaos, radar 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 you can add on 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.