Puerto San Luis – Arenal Lagoon (Tilarán, Guanacaste)

Last week I got to know a new place in Costa Rica that I didn’t knew existed and I am already counting the days to be back there! Puerto San Luis is one little area in front of the Arenal Lagoon in Tilarán. Over there, you get to see the “Renewable Energy Area” of Costa Rica. It is all full of eolic wind mills and the landscape is just gorgeous! But that is not all, if you like kitesurfing, or wakeboarding, this is your place! I went wakeboarding the whole weekend and I just couldn’t get enough… the views, the sunsets, the colours, I don’t know… there was something about that place that just made me gasp of excitement!  Continue reading “Puerto San Luis – Arenal Lagoon (Tilarán, Guanacaste)”

Chira Island

This little island is famous for having an environmental responsible growing community. I went there with a sea turtle project because we where exploring new foraging grounds for hawskbill turtles and because of a satellite transmitter on a adult sea turtle and some reports from the locals, this sounded like one. On my perspective, this is the kind of place you visit if you are into community support tourism, responsible fishing strategies and in general, if you appreciate local people and how they work, their artisan crafts, their way of living, etc. Lets call it, social tourism.

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La Cruz: El Jobo, Rajada Beach, Copal, Junquillal and Cuajiniquil (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

The reason I am talking about all of them together, is because if you go to one, you might as well go to all! Being one next to the other, this beaches are all really different. Rajada Beach is my personal favourite, having a refreshing breeze, a wonderful light blue ocean, surrounding vegetation that will make some shadow if you want it, white-yellowish sand, a lot of privacy and the best part: sea turtles! Next to it, you have El Jobo beach, which was just as beautiful as Rajada, but now it has an all-inclusive hotel on it, although it is still great for snorkeling, and watching sunsets and sea turtles. Copal beach is famous for kitesurfing. It is located on Salinas Bay, where the wind blows real hard, making it perfect to practice this sport, and gorgeous to look at. Junquillal is a small National Wildlife Refuge and a small beach that is great for camping and swimming. Cuajiniquil on the other side, is mostly a port, but if you want to go diving or snorkeling, this is a great place to do so, being able to see the biggest live coral formations we still have in our pacific ocean (excluding Cocos Island).  Continue reading “La Cruz: El Jobo, Rajada Beach, Copal, Junquillal and Cuajiniquil (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)”

Nosara (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

I just love this place because you can do practically anything! A common day for me is to wake up to the ocean’s sound and go surfing. Once I finish, I buy a fresh and cold coconut water from the lady on the entrance of the beach and go have a big and delicious breakfast. Then, depending on my mood, I can rest for a while and enjoy the sound of the waves, hang out with my friends or go to the ocean (just to enjoy feeling the waves crashing my body).

If the tide times are late, I like to do some yoga in the morning, previous to… Continue reading “Nosara (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)”