Monday, May 24, 2010

Costa Rica Surf Report

Huge Surf expected for the CNS contest in Nosara this weekend. Carlos Munoz wins $7K in Newport, CA. Summer specials at La Ponderosa - Pavones.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tamarindo Recycling Day is October 10th

Bring your glass, plastic 1 and 2 and aluminum beverage cans to the parking lot in front of Aqua Discotech on Saturday, October 10 between 9 AM and 12 PM.

Traiga su vidrio, plasticos 1 y 2 y latas de bebida al parqueo en frente de Aqua Dischoteque el Sabado 10 de octubre entre 9 AM y 12 PM.

It All Comes Back To You. Todo Se Devuelve.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Guest Shots

The Windstar Cruiseship, outside of the port of Caldera.

Everyone knows Lola the Pig, from Avellanas. She's always out on the beach, checking out the hot surfers.

SPECIAL REPORTS ~ A few good causes to support…

Sadly, heavy rain last week lead to widespread flooding and landslides in the south of Costa Rica and Northern Panama - many people have lost everything. Thousands of people have had to leave their homes and there is an estimated $77 million worth of damage to crops, infrastructure and community buildings such as schools and clinics.

Indigenous people have been the worst hit as they rely heavily on small crops to gain a small income and feed themselves and their families - many people are now without crops to feed their families. Please consider helping those affected by the floods by donating money or bringing over some supplies (either yourself or through anyone who you know is coming to Costa Rica over the coming weeks) - this is something very real and something happening right at this very moment. You have a choice and we urge you to help in whatever way you are able to, no matter how small. ~ Tropical Adventures

** CR Surf Travel Co. will match the first $50 for a donation made to help them. After sending them the funds, email us and we'll forward our gift as well.


Project Green Jungle. (Facebook) Hey everyone, We need your help in order to to see our goals become a reality. Tom, one of our directors, is there now with fellow members of our organization starting the beginning phases of our work with the Bri-Bri of Kacharbri. In order for us to start building our facility, which will supply jobs to the indigenous of the area, we need donations from our supporters. Being that we are a non-profit we cannot do this without you. We now have 317 members on Facebook. If we could all donate just $10 that would help our progress tremendously! All of the money donated will go directly to the progress of the facility. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to message me. Thank you all - Heather Trott, Volunteer Coordinator, Project Green Jungle


CEPIA will host a Christmas Party December 20th for 350 children from less privileged backgrounds in the community salon of Huacas. Contact Laetitia Deweer if you wish to participate or donate items to the party. To learn more go to or call 506-8301-8282 or 2653-8533.


The Second date for the Circuito Nacional surf contest will be in Tamarindo on December 12-14th. This contest is hosted by Witchs Rock Surf Camp.

--> The Surfrider Foundation Tamarindo Chapter will host a Double Beach Cleanup on Saturday December 13th. For Tamarindo neighbors, meet in front of the Iguana Surf parking lot. And for the Langosta residents - meet on the beach in front of the Barcelo - both at 9 a.m. Thanks for participating!! If you're interested in Recycling in Tamarindo, click here.

--> Parties around Tamarindo - Dec. 28th, Espinar Brother’s Infamous Party in Liberia with DJ Bob Sinclair & Soundswell DJ’s. For more info AND Dec. 31st, New Year’s Eve at Aqua Discotheque with DJ Karlos Elizondo (MEX) & Soundswell DJ’s. BAR ONE will also throw a New Year's bash. Look for details to come.

--> Parties around Jaco - New Years Eve Party featuring Delta Wave (tentative) and the Flying Eyes (tentative) at Hotel Doce Lunas. These two bands bring a combination of influences ranging from Pink Floyd to the Velvet Underground. Also, on 12/13 - Allfest Electric Music Festival (Rave), featuring DJ Sweetbo, DJ Espy and as well as several international Djs.

--> Wind Star 7-Day - Puerto Caldera Roundtrip January 24 & 31; February 28; March 7, 2009. Itinerary: Puerto Caldera, At Sea, San Juan Del Sur, Playas del Coco, Quepos, Bahia Drake, Curu, Tortuga Island, Puerto Caldera. From $1,799 per person. Contact travel@ for details. Visit - for more Costa Rica cruise options.

--> "Pura Vida Health" , Tamarindo's own unique marketplace of certified organic, organic, homegrown fresh produce and local handmade products and crafts is born! The fair is set to kick off January 8, 9 and 10 and run every two weeks (Thursdays 1pm-4pm, Friday and Saturdays 8:30am-noon). They have graciously been given use of the Vodoo Lounge Art Zentro's back garden bar to host this epic bi-monthly event. (directly behind Vodoo Lounge, next to Plaza Conchal, across from Cabinas Coral Reef) Help them bring a place to be happy and healthy together to our community. More information will come soon about the kick off party on January 8th 2009.

--> The tourism tax of $15 per plane ticket purchased from outside of Costa Rica has passed through the legislature. This replaces a 3.39% tax on hotel rooms. The money raised goes to the ICT, which uses the funds to promote tourism and sustainable practices. The $26 exit tax is still in place. No mention yet on exactly when the additional fee will be added.