Cocos Island Costa Rica
May24

Cocos Island Costa Rica

How many days you usually spend for an eco-adventure vacation? One week? One Month? In case you have ten days to spare and want to spend time with Mother Nature that is away from the noisy and buzzing tourist activity, then get ready to explore an offshore Pacific island paradise in Costa Rica called Cocos island. Note: Cocos isn’t a place for sportfishing, because it’s a national park, and a protected marine reserve. Here, the big fish we seek are able to mate and live more or less like they did before the oceans were filled with fishermen. We need more of these types of reserves to insure the seas aren’t depleted of gamefish. Why 10 days? Located 550 kilometers (340 miles) off the Pacific coast of mainland Costa Rica with no hotels or any form of accommodation on land, your only way to go and live in Cocos island is by signing up with a liveaboard cruise. Most of these liveaboard journeys are offered in a 10-day package. You will start by boarding your vessel in Puntarenas Port located in the southern coast of Costa Rica and embark on a 36-hour voyage out at sea en-route to Cocos island. As you climb up to your vessel, you may pause for a while and ask yourself where to stay since there are no hotels in the island. Upon entering your vessel, you will discover that it has several spacious air-conditioned rooms called cabins. You will also find a restaurant inspired dining hall where feasting in sumptuous meals is not a problem. All the features of your liveaboard vessel has earned it the name “Floating Hotel”. The 10th and last day of your journey is allocated in sailing back to mainland Costa Rica. But how about the remaining 8 days? Well, you don’t spend it sleeping, eating or drinking. Instead of storing fat in your system, you will rather burn it up with the eco-adventure trips lined up for you where adrenaline-loaded events are always part of your everyday activity. 10 Days of Wet and Wild Experience First, we would like to clarify that what we mean about “wet and wild” has nothing to do with what most teenagers do in a bar. What we really mean is the actual experience and environment that you will be exposed to. Get wet and Go Diving with Wild Sea Creatures If there is one reason on why you should go and spend your vacation in Cocos island, then there is no other reason aside from a scuba diving holiday. But of all places on Earth to spend your scuba vacation, why Cocos...

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Montezuma Crew
Jul30

Montezuma Crew

Montezuma Crew Montezuma Crew is located in Montezuma, a beautiful town of Costa Rica. Montezuma is famous for its diverse ecosystem, dense jungles, cascading waterfalls, various terrestrial and aquatic sport opportunities including sportfishing. Due to its intense underwater wildlife, sportfishing enthusiasts come to Montezuma from all over the world to catch some game fishes like mahi miho, wahoo, dorado, yellowfin tuna, snappers, roosterfish and the list goes on. Montezuma Crew is operated by a group of Italians and Argentinians who reside in Costa Rica and have a great interest in seafaring and water sports. They offer various adrenaline rushing sport activities such as Scuba Diving, Surfing, Snorkeling, Sportfishing, Boat Excursions, Ocean Kayaking and Tortuga Island Cruise. The trips begin by leaving Tambor and Bahia Ballena. They own a 32 foot yacht, called “Casador de Suenos” (Dream Hunter) on which clients are provided a unique, fun and safe excursion. With a professional guide, the company will take you to the hot spots for fishing and will make your trip a memorable experience. All tours can be customized. Activities Coastal Sportfishing Tour with Montezuma Crew Montezuma Crew charters a coastal sportfishing tour. Lucas, a marine biologist and a veteran fisherman, will accompany you on yourtrip. On the seven hour long sportfishing venture, clients will be instructed to catch an amazing array of fish species including roosterfish, snapper, spanish mackerel, mahi mahi, tuna and jack. Besides sportfishing, clients can also spend some time at the pristine white sand beach, Playa Muerto, near Tambor. The trip begins at 7 am and ends around 3 pm. The price range is $400 to $600 depending upon the time duration. Scuba Diving Trip Go on a great scuba diving adventure with Montezuma Crew within a reasonable price. The scuba team calls themselves as the Tortuga Dive Club. Along with scuba diving ventures, clients can also join scuba certification classes. Snorkeling On your tropical vacation in Montezuma, do try out snorkeling at least once. The tours are best during the dry season as the weather allows more water clarity. Guests will be amazed to find a diverse range of aquatic creatures like sea turtles, eels, dolphins, rays, and octopus and not to mention a plethora of brilliantly colored fishes. Surfing Surfing is an awesome way to spend some time in the ocean. With the help of Montezuma Crew, you will brave the waves in no time! Montezuma Crew’s Dream Tour Dream Tour is a complete package of fun and entertainment. The company highly recommends it. It includes a seven hour long cruise on a comfortable boat, visits to two secluded and stunning beaches, snorkeling with gear rental provided, scuba diving,...

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Surfing in Costa Rica
Jul30

Surfing in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Surfing There are numerous white sand beaches along the Costa Rican shorelines that have waves to brave. It is mainly because of the surfing opportunities that Costa Rica has become such a popular tourist destination. Almost on every beach, there are awesome surf breaks waiting to be ridden. Be it a professional surfer, a newbie or someone who just want to try it for fun, there are suitable surf breaks for everyone. There are plenty of shops sprawling on the beaches which rent surf boards and wet suits at a very affordable price. If you prefer to have a guide with you, then you can book yourself a spot in a surf school. Before starting, find out about the best breaks and climate. Surfing in Costa Rica is one fabulous adventure. Indulge yourself in the rushing waves and surf to your heart’s content. Best Breaks and Destinations for Surfing in Costa Rica There are various surf spots in the tropical country such as Nosara, Tamarindo, Playa Avellanes, Negra, Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Playa Hermosa, Jaco, Manual Antonio, Dominical, Matapalo, Pavones and Puerto Viejo. If you are not sure where to go surfing, you can take advice from the surfing schools and guides who will give you a perspective. Following are considered the best spots for surfing: Tamarindo Located on the northern Pacific coast, Tamarindo is a surfer’s paradise. There are plenty of surf breaks that are easily accessible and are suitable to everyone. The beach has the famous reef breaks like Witches Rock and Ollie’s Point, a tougher one at Playa Langosta, at Pico Pequeno and some breaks in the rivermouth. Surf Spots in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa Mal Pais and Santa Teresa are incredible places to surf. There are no crowds so you don’t have to wait for your turn to surf. The strong winds and currents from the Central Pacific region hit the coasts of Mal Pais creating a perfect mix of high tides and currents throughout the year. Santa Teresa means seclusion, pristine beaches, amazing sunset vistas and high swells.’ La Lora Amarilla and Suck Rock are the popular surf spots in Santa Teresa. La Lora Amarilla is a hollow, ‘a’ shaped wave which is mostly in a low tide. The tides are usually low but sometimes the high tides make up a wall of 150 meters long! Fora great experience, surfers should come during the summertime. Playa Hermosa The northern end of Playa Hermosa is recognized as one of the best surf spots internationally as it holds annual surf contests. The beach offers surf breaks throughout the year. Playa Avellanas Playa Avellanas...

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Canopy Tours in Costa Rica
Jun15

Canopy Tours in Costa Rica

Canopy Tours in Costa Rica   Zip lining and canopy tours in Costa Rica are one of the most popular and adventurous activities. It was actually a US experiment to study the plants, insects and animals without disturbing and endangering them. As it turns out, it became a superb way to see the jungles with a bird’s eye view. Canopy tours in Costa Rica were initially introduced in the 1970s and since then they have gained tremendous popularity in the tropical country among both locals and tourists. The metal cables and platforms are built at different heights between the trees. The adrenaline pumping activity allows you to observe the verdurous jungles of Costa Rica in a unique way. Costa Rica is widely covered in intense rain forests and numerous sublime areas which are not accessible by foot can be seen easily with the help of zip lining and canopy tours. With zip lining, travelers get to learn about reforestation as well as botanical and ecological values of the country. There are numerous platforms for canopy tours in Costa Rica but the bests ones are in Monteverde, Arenal, and Manuel Antonio. Monteverde Monteverde is simply a magical retreat with its cloudy, cool ambiance, enchanting jungle and vivid greenery. Located in the Central Highlands, Monteverde is a very popular eco destination. The stunning Monteverde Cloud Reserve boasts an amazing mountaintop heaven with a wide range of activities. There are sky walks on suspension bridges, sky trams, exploration of butterfly and botanical gardens, hiking, horseback riding, indulging in Vandara Hot Springs and Spa, wildlife watching, safaris and of course, canopy tours. On the Tarzan Swing, venture into the jungle and experience the most thrilling ride of your life. The crew is highly professional and bilingual. The reserve ensures a safe, secure and fun adventure. The Arenal Volcano National Park The Arenal Volcano National Park primarily consists of various rain forests with a wide variety of wildlife. The reserve has many different ecosystems. Arenal Reserve offers an endless range of activities such horseback riding, whitewater rafting, safaris, waterfall tours, hiking, kite surfing, canoeing, fishing, hanging bridge and canopy tours. There are 11 platforms and cables in Arenal for canopy tours from where travelers can enjoy the aerial view of the forests, volcanoes and rivers below. The tour operator utilizes high quality equipment to ensure safety. The exciting trip is about 2 hours long and is appropriate for all ages. Manuel Antonio National Park Manuel Antonio National Park features pristine beaches, forests, amazing wildlife and plenty of activities like swimming, hiking, surfing, snorkeling, diving, zip lining and canopy tours. The reserve has 18 platforms,...

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Sailing in Costa Rica
Jun15

Sailing in Costa Rica

Sailing in Costa Rica Costa Rica is a gorgeous tropical country featuring verdurous jungles, waterfalls, imposing mountains, rivers, mangrove swamps, biological diversity and clusters of white sand beaches along the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The country is a wonderland for nature enthusiasts and sport lovers. Thousands of tourists travel to Costa Rica every year – some visit for a taste of its aquatic sport opportunities such as surfing, sportfishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving while others simply want to enjoy the nature and scenic ambiance. One amazing way to experience the shores and oceanic wonders of Costa Rica is to go on a sailing venture. Sailing in Costa Rica is a fabulous experience. A Tropical Voyage Sailing in Costa Rica means embarking on a greatest adventure of your life. Cruise the warm, azure waters, and enjoy the sublime vistas around you. There are many charters and companies that offer sailing tours alone or with other sport activities. Some of the agencies even allow their clients to navigate the boat, use electronics and learn about sailing and seafaring. The tour companies present with all sizes of vessels that can carry medium to large sized groups of people. For a very small group, light and fast catamarans can be used. Many charters include sportfishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and wildlife watching in their tour packages. Most of these trips are full day which provides customers a superb opportunity to witness the famous tropical sunset. You can enjoy snacks, delicious meals, fresh fruits and drinks on the expedition. Besides observing the sundown, tourists are subjected to breathtaking views of the rain forests, pristine beaches, hills, and wildlife right from the water Where to Sail From? Most of the coasts of Costa Rica offer a chance to embark on a superb sailing adventure. Drake Bay, located on the Osa Peninsula, is a popular departing port in the Puntarenas Province. Other departure points are Tamarindo in Guanacaste Province, Santa Rosa National Park, Ocotal and many more. Sailing from Santa Rosa National Park provides a great opportunity to observe some very impressive marine creatures and colorful flocks of tropical birds. Boats also depart from Punta Uvita Beach, situated on the southern Pacific coast, and the route involves trips of Marino Ballena National Park, Whale Tail Point, Ballena Island, Tres Hermanas Ilsets and Ventana Sea Caves. The tours are very exciting in which tourist can see various marine lives such as different kinds of whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, giant manta rays, sting rays, deep sea fishes and various sea birds. Those of you, who are looking for a snorkel adventure as well, then join Tortuga Island...

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Scuba Diving in Costa Rica
Jun15

Scuba Diving in Costa Rica

Scuba Diving in Costa Rica Scuba diving in Costa Rica is an unparalleled experience. The Pacific and Caribbean shores of Costa Rica are known to have a high biological diversity. With a variegated marine life, scuba diving has become a favorite water sport among both tourists and locals. The water is warm and shallow with an excellent range of visibility during the dry season. In the wet season, there is a heavy rainfall which results in poor water clarity. Costa Rica is a tropical country located close by the equator which means the ocean is subjected to various micro climates. Furthermore, there are numerous plankton blooms and other tiny organisms which make a good food for other bigger species and so on. The ocean is full of reef, corals, rock formations and caves that help to support an immense Eco diversity. The end result is plenty of marine creatures. There are many spots for scuba diving in Costa Rica. If you are not sure where to go, you can ask for advice from various dive school and shops located on several beaches. On your tropical respite, don’t forget to visit the underwater world to witness the extreme awesomeness! Where to Scuba Dive in Costa Rica The northern region of the country features the best diving spots. Playas del Ocotal, Cocos Island and Playa Flamingo are very popular. One of the many charters can arrange a dive tour for you at a very reasonable rate. Once in the ocean, enjoy the superb sights of giant manta rays, moray eels, white tip reef shark, dolphins, sea turtles, huge schools of deep sea and tropical fish, and if you are lucky you may catch a glance of a humpback whale, especially during the migratory season. Isla del Cano, which is located on the southwestern shoreline of Costa Rica, is an internationally recognized dive and snorkel point. Other great dive points are Bat Islands, Catalina Islands, Bahia Heredura and Drake Bay. On the Caribbean border, Puerto Limón, Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo and Cahuita are well known for scuba diving. The Caribbean Coast The Southern Caribbean features a vast oceanic platform with a large amount of brilliant living coral and superb diving points. Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Puerto Limon, Punta Uva, and Manzanillo offer a perfect chance to explore the underwater world of the Caribbean. Who knows, you may find a hidden treasure there. The Pacific Coast The northern Pacific has Cocos Island, Bat Islands, Catalina Islands and Playa Ocotal. They have the most amazing diving and snorkeling points! Besides observing hundreds of ocean spices, enjoy the shipwrecks, shark’s caves, and several impressive tropical aspects of...

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