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Playa Hermosa becomes the first World Surf Reserve in Central America

(QCOSTARICA) After a close competition in which the best waves from all continents participated, Playa Hermosa de Garabito, Puntarenas, was designated as the most recent World Surf Reserve (WSR) by the non-profit organization Save the Waves Coalition (STWC ). In addition to international recognition, the...

Surfing to return on May 16

Surfing in Costa Rica will resume on May 16. Surfers will be able to hit the waves almost two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.   Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, announced Monday that the beaches will be open from 5:00 am to 8:00 am and...

Health issues new guidelines for sports, beauty salons and food services

The Ministry of Health issued guidelines on Monday afternoon for establishments that provide food services, beauty salons and even people who want to play sports. All of them emphasize strict rules of personal hygiene and of the implements for each activity, as well as ensuring...

Is El Salvador the next Surf City?

How can El Salvador, a country rich with epic waves but trapped in the shadows of a war-torn past, shine a light on its world-class surfing and establish itself as a tourist destination — especially given continued State Department travel warnings? It helps to soak...

Costa Rica Named Tops In Fighting Climate Change to Help Save Surfing

Shoreline erosion, rising sea levels, flooding, and ocean acidification. Surfers see the negative effects of climate change on their beaches every day. Effects foretold to grow more drastic in the next three decades. To raise awareness about climate change and it’s unfavorable side effects, Kalon...

Costa Rica Planning National Surf Day For 2020

Tamarindo News - In a country that boasts some of the best surfing in the world, it’s no surprise that the government is working on a plan to launch an official National Surf Day. Last month, Melvin Núñez, a representative from Puntarenas, presented a Bill...

2017 Tamarindo Art Wave set for November

The Tamarindo Art Foundation, a non-profit NGO with big goals for the community, is in the early stages of planning this year’s Tamarindo Art Wave, the vie-day festival that presents the works of various artists for viewing and in some cases personal participation. The theme...

Reasons A Trip To Costa Rica Could Actually Change Your Life

Q TRAVEL This list  by Annie Daly was published on Buzzfeed in January last year, but still applies today. In Annie's words, "As a travel editor, I've been to a fair amount of places around the world — and Costa Rica is hands down,...

What is Glamping?

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL - Glamping is a progressive term for a new kind of travel, defined as “Glamorous Camping”. When you’re Glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, and no fire to build. Recently, a global trend has caught fire...

The Before, During and After of Staying Hydrated While Surfing

Q COSTA RICA (by Roberto Cruz, Vozdeguancaste.com) Those of us who practice water sports often don’t realize how much we sweat. That can lead us to falsely believe we don’t need to hydrate as much as other athletes, which is a common mistake. This...

Don’t Leave Home Without Plans For An Emergency

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL (By Emily Sohn, Special to The Washington Post) One morning during a family trip to Costa Rica last winter, I paddled out to catch some waves while my 8-year-old took a surfing lesson close to shore. The swell looked bigger than...

Jaco Beach World Surfing Games 2016 From August 6 to 14

 The reigning ISA World Surfing Games champions will defend their title on home turf from August 6-14 in Playa Jacó. Last year, Costa Rica claimed the team gold medal from 27 nations, edging out Portugal and the United States. Pavones native Noe Mar McGonagle brought...

“The Walking Dead” Vacationing On The Beaches of Costa Rica

(qCOSTA RICA EXTRA) - Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun and Norman Reedus, the actors who annihilate zombies in the American series "The Walking Dead" television series, are enjoying the beaches of Costa Rica. According photos of various users of Facebook, the actors are on vacation in...

Waves “Like Never Before Seen” in Playa Jaco

QCOSTARICA - Strong waves sweeping the Pacific coast have created a scenario rarely seen in Playa Jaco (Beach), surprising locals and tourists alike, lasting for hours on Monday. "It's shocking what is happening, never seen before", Marvin Perez, Municipality of Garabito road official, told Telenoticias. Perez...

Canadian Surfer Attacked by Crocodile in Tamarindo

QCOSTARICA - Val Muscalu of Montreal was attacked by a crocodile at Costa Rica’s Tamarindo Beach.  The attack occurred on his first day in Costa Rica, on March 6. The croc bit his foot, knocking him off his board. Muscalu swam to shore and was...

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