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Our Mission

For visitors to our website, to be the best place online to check the surf in Costa Rica and book their next trip. For our advertisers - to increase visibility for your online business.

How we fulfill our mission

By posting up-to-date news and surf reports in English and Spanish, links to live cams and daily cams, hundreds of photos, hotel lists and reviews, and connections to the beach communities throughout Costa Rica on both coasts. This gives visitors a complete view of what to expect for surf when they are ready to travel.

For advertisers:

* #1 on Google searches for keywords "Costa Rica surf"

* >10,000 visitors per month and 28,000 page views with 50% returning visitors (Google Analytics)

* >32,000 fans on Facebook and growing

* 20 years of experience in Costa Rica surf travel and website marketing

* Called "the surf travel experts" by the Lonely Planet Guide to Costa Rica, plus featured in Moon, Frommers, and Fodors travel guides.

* Member of the Surfrider Foundation and 1% for the Planet - focusing on protecting our oceans for future generations of surf travelers

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What we can do for you

Your home page is your store’s ‘front window’.  Our goal is to get more visitors to see it. We also promote your holiday events and specials in our weekly surf report and in the news section of the home page.

Your website also gets increase visibility in search engine rankings since has a Google Pank Rank of 4 which gives your multiple links more importance.

All paid ads will be tracked so you can follow the number of people who see it and who click on it. Email with statistics sent every 30 days (or more often if you wish)

Proven Results

Travel Guides in Print mention us by name:

FROMMERS 2010 Travel Guide (p.106):
"If you're looking for an organized surf vacation ... check out"

LONELY PLANET - Central America on a Shoestring (p.630):
"Log on to for information, including tide charts and surf reports."

LONELY PLANET - Costa Rica (p.54):
"Surfers should .. log on to the Costa Rica Surf Report ( for everything you need to know before your trip."

HUNTER Travel Guide - Costa Rica (p.16):
"Check out for the latest updates."

Connected to the community

In Costa Rica, these are the groups that we support by promoting their events and press releases:
Federacion de Surf – Costa Rica
Asociacion de Latin America de Surf – A.L.A.S.
Asociacion Costarricense de Surf del Caribe - A.C.S.C.
Solstice Pro
Pura Vida No Pro
Surfrider Tamarindo
Preserve Planet
Dominical Lifeguards
Voices of Nosara
Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CENPAC)

We also sponsor local surfers to compete on the Circuito Nacional de Surf. Our past and current team includes:
Leilani McGonagle – Pavones
Noe Mar McGonagle – Pavones
Jossue Venagas - Dominical
Debbie Zec – Dominical
Elliot Bishop – Puerto Viejo
Jefferson Tacson – Jaco
Luis Castro - Tamarindo

Ad sizes and costs

Double Page Ad: $25 per month or $250 per year

One banner ad on TWO pages on the website. This banner would be placed on the page appropriate for the business to attract clients. For example, a hotel in Jaco would be added to the Hotels page and the Jaco page.

** Multipage Ad: (most popular) $40 per month or $400 per year

Two permanent banner ads on the site and one rotating banner on the home page, each 175x175 pixels. Plus the banner will be rotated at random to appear on other pages of the website, ensuring more impressions and more clicks.

Advertisers also get a smaller banner on the surf report page and in the report emailed out to subscribers and posted on our Facebook page each week.

Pay-per-click proposals will also be considered. Send us your CPC rate for Google Adsense and we can match it or even get you a discount. Plus your clicks are coming from a visitor who already is searching for surf travel information for Costa Rica and not coming from a random website.

Top of the Page Ad: $50 to $200 per month, 20% discount for annual agreement

Two top corner spots on each page are presented to spotlight a featured advertiser. The banners link directly to the preferred page of your website and are 190x190 pixels. You also get the benefits of the Multipage Ad for a 50% discount off the rate.

Here are the Top of the Page rates for specific pages on the site:

Costa Rica surf cams page - $120/month
Surf Report page - $80
Tide charts - $80
Photos page - $70
Research/Breaks page - $70
Search Results page - $70
Rent4x4 page - $70
Any beach description page - $60
Hotels page - $60
Surfcamps page - $60
News page - $40
Links page - $40
FAQs page - $40
Favorites page - $30
Home Page - $200/month (currently full)

* Banners may be .jpg or .gif, up to 30K in size. Animated GIF files must rotate slower than one frame per 3.5 seconds. All banners subject to review.

Once you are an advertiser on, your rates NEVER GO UP! That means in five years if rates increase for new clients, yours does not increase for the same amount of coverage. (Some of our advertisers are benefitting from our rates in 2004!)

Are you ready to start getting clicks?

1. Get started by emailing us today

2. Send a banner or ask us to make you one at a low cost (FREE for year long commitments)

3. Make the deposit using Paypal or our Banco Nacional account

4. Get ready for increased traffic to your website

Do you need more reasons to promote your business on Just read our testimonials about our service to our clients here. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and satisfaction.

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