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June 18, 2021

5 Ways To Adopt a Sustainable Surfing Lifestyle

Written by: Lisa Silva Note – This article contains links to outside […]
April 29, 2021

11 Tips for Renting a Car in Costa Rica

These tips are what to do before you rent a car, truck, […]
April 1, 2021

Latest Travel Update on Covid-19 in Costa Rica

UPDATED August 31st, 2021 ALL U.S. STATES AND ALL COUNTRIES ARE ALLOWED […]
March 7, 2021

Where to Surf Around Manuel Antonio and Quepos

This article has been written for Quepolandia, a local magazine showcasing the […]
February 14, 2021

CR Surf Travel Discounts and Coupon Codes

We have been partnering with local businesses in Costa Rica since 1998. […]
February 8, 2021

Book Review – Native Moments by Nic Schuck

There’s a formula for this type of book. A coming of age […]
January 23, 2021

The Best Waves in Costa Rica for Advanced Surfers

The Labyrinth On the way to Ollies Point, you pass this break […]
October 24, 2020

Find the Best Surfing Spots in Costa Rica in No Time

Costa Rica is one of the most impressive countries on Earth. It […]
September 10, 2020

Why Surfers Would Make Great Astronauts

Astronaut Christina Koch just returned from 11 months in the International Space […]
July 2, 2020

Working to Be One Percent Better

In 2002, Yvon Chouinard founded 1% for the Planet and Patagonia became the first […]
June 2, 2020

How One Wave in Costa Rica Changed My Life

With 30 plus years of surfing under my belt, I’ve had my […]
May 17, 2020

Why Costa Rica is a Great Place for a Family Vacation

Costa Rica is famous for its beautiful beaches, its abundance of wildlife, […]
April 19, 2020

Environmental Advice for Every Surf Lesson

With Earth Day around the corner it is important to teach new […]
April 7, 2020

4 Ways to Budget in Costa Rica

Ever thought “Well, if I save up, then maybe someday I can […]
April 1, 2020

These Groups are Helping Families in Costa Rica Get Food

Featured image: food collecting by United Esterillos Times are tough in Costa […]
March 30, 2020

How Are Waves Formed? The Anatomy of a Perfect Wave

Waves are a fantastic natural phenomenon. Many people don’t stop and wonder […]
March 28, 2020

Hammerhead Sharks Swimming between Cocos Island and Las Gemelas Seamount

Scientists Document First Evidence of Hammerhead Shark Swimming Persistently Between Cocos Island […]
March 7, 2020

The Green Team – Interview with the Founder Andres Araya

*Español abajo Where did you grow and how does it affect how […]
March 7, 2020

Take a Surf Trip to Esterillos Oeste

If you are a surfer and either are living in Quepos or […]
February 26, 2020

7 Surf Books All Surfers Must Read

On days when the conditions aren’t ideal, surf books are a great […]
February 1, 2020

Popular Initiative would return wildlife status to sharks in Costa Rica

(San José, Costa Rica – January 29, 2020). Last Monday January 27, a […]
February 1, 2020

The 10th Annual Ruta de Paz Marathon returns to Playa Potrero

The 10th annual 5K, 10K and kids beach race will begin at […]
January 16, 2020

Why Are Surfers So Chill? How Surfing Impacts Mental Health

by: Nemanja Marinkoff Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or stress, […]
December 19, 2019

Bill Presented to Protect Sharks in Costa Rica

Bill that would return wildlife status to sharks in Costa Rica was […]
November 28, 2019

Car Rental for Envision Festival 2020

The time to rent your vehicle for the 10th Annual Envision Festival […]
November 20, 2019

International Surf Film Festival Returns to Tamarindo in 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Second Tamarindo International Surf Film […]
October 15, 2019

My Costa Rica Surf Heroes – Jair Perez

I met Jair when he was just a grom surfing in the […]
October 9, 2019

My Costa Rica surf heroes – Andrea Diaz

** This is the first article in a series showcasing the most […]
September 28, 2019

The Music Lineup for Costa Rica’s Eco-Forward Envision Festival 2020 has Arrived!

The 10th Anniversary will be stacked with 50+ Music Acts, including heavyweights […]
September 18, 2019

What to Pack for a Costa Rica Surf Trip

If this is your first trip or your 50th it is always […]
September 14, 2019

The Best Sunscreens for the Beach – Reef Safe and Made in Costa Rica

As a surfer I use sunscreen daily to protect my skin and […]
September 7, 2019

Connecting to the Rainforest with a Hike to La Ceiba Waterfalls

*See our album below! I was invited to join Community Carbon Trees […]
August 26, 2019

Costa Rica Camper Van Rental – Roam to be Wild

Discounted rates for September! Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful […]
August 23, 2019

Envision Festival Unveils First Four Artists Headlining its 10th Anniversary

The lineup teaser includes Rüfüs Du Sol, Tipper, Nahko and Medicine for […]
August 19, 2019

Blue Surf Sanctuary

When you are crossing the Gulf on Nicoya on the ferry watching […]
August 4, 2019

Watch Out For Other Surfers!

I’ve seen it happen too many times. Beginner surfers out in the […]
July 30, 2019

Five Things Every Surf Camp Should Have for Beginners

I just got back from a short trip to Pavones as a […]
July 16, 2019

Hazards to Watch out for when Surfing in Costa Rica

It’s called the Domi-shuffle for a reason. You shuffle your feet when […]
June 30, 2019

Why I Support the Lifeguards in Dominical, Costa Rica

“So Greg, how did you quit smoking cigarettes?” –  “Surfing in Dominical,” […]
June 12, 2019

Envision Festival to Become a Full 7-Day Experience for its 10th Anniversary

The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Festival is Back and Better Than Ever! UVITA, […]
June 10, 2019

Playa Hermosa gets 73 million colones for Lifeguards

español abajo por Carlos Enrique Brenes – photo: FedeSurfCR The Municipality of […]
May 27, 2019

A Rainforest Adventure in Uvita with Jungle ATV

If you want to see the amazing geography of the Costa Ballena, […]
May 16, 2019

Surfboard Bag Fees by Airline – updated for 2019

If you are thinking about bringing your favorite quiver on your next […]
May 16, 2019

Endangered Hawksbill sea turtle is freed after 4 months of rehabilitation

Two hooks were found inside her throat   (San José Costa Rica […]
April 13, 2019

Plastic Free at the Envision Festival

by: Amber Hagberg (Live your Yoga Retreats) As many of us down […]
March 13, 2019

How the Envision Festival Changed my Life and Community

This year when I went to Envision, it was different from any […]
March 6, 2019

How to Stay Safe on the Costa Ballena

Over the last 20 years I’ve heard the same stories multiple times. […]
March 6, 2019

My Favorite Waves – The Quepos Rivermouth

Another great surf break near Manuel Antonio is right in the heart […]
February 19, 2019

G-Love Comes Back to Nosara

His recent concert in November 2018 raised over $2600 for the Nosara […]
February 19, 2019

Surf with ROCHELLE BALLARD and YOGA TRADE

An intimate week of surf coaching, yoga, and sustainable living in Pavones, […]
February 19, 2019

International Surf Film Festival comes to Tamarindo

Tamarindo’s 1st International Surf Film Festival to be held on the evenings […]
February 11, 2019

Surf Lessons and Tours around Dominical and Uvita

Only two weeks to go until this year’s Envision Festival, held February […]
February 8, 2019

The Best Hotel Close to San Jose Airport – Adventure Inn

I don’t make that claim lightly. I’ve stayed in at least a […]
February 1, 2019

Surf Lessons and Surf Tours around Dominical and Uvita

There is a lot of excitement building for this year’s Envision Festival, […]
February 1, 2019

The Wave Brigade – Saving our Seas by Supporting Local Surf Athletes

An interview with visionary Reuben Walker – CEO of Envision Festival I […]
January 29, 2019

A Festival for Everyone – Envision

By Amber Hagberg Back in 2012 I moved to Costa Rica. Every […]
January 9, 2019

Costa Rica Surf Camps that are Making a Difference

What exactly is ‘sustainable surf tourism’? To Dr. Jess Ponting, Director of […]
December 3, 2018

What to Check for When Renting a Surfboard

By Greg Gordon – CR Surf Travel Company – www.CRsurf.com– @crsurf This […]
December 3, 2018

Seven Wonders of Sarapiqui Costa Rica

It started with an invitation from my friend Allison who lives in […]
November 20, 2018

How to Pick the Best Hiking Equipment for Your Next Excursion

by guest travel blogger: Jane Trapper Surfing is incredible on both the […]
November 9, 2018

Community Carbon Trees Founder is Going to Kenya

Here is an update for the founder of Community Carbon Trees – […]
November 9, 2018

Envision Festival Debuts a Scintillating 2019 Music Lineup

Talent on the bill includes top Latin American acts and second sets […]
November 5, 2018

G-Love is Coming to Nosara to Give Benefit Concert

G-love, celebrated alternative, hip hop, and blues singer from Philadephia, is coming […]
October 27, 2018

12 Best Dominical Adventure Tours

Surfing may be the main reason for visiting Dominical, but there is […]
October 20, 2018

Sustainable Tourism Guidelines for Surf Tour Operators

Every year more than two million tourists visit Costa Rica and over […]
October 15, 2018

10 Awesome Adventure Tours to do around Tamarindo

We know that as much fun as surfing can be, you may […]
September 24, 2018

Costa Rica beach cleanup groups to join

If you are planning a Costa Rica vacation and want to do […]
September 19, 2018

10 Ways Not to Get Your Stuff Stolen on a Surf Trip

It happens to a lot of tourists. You stop to get a […]
September 19, 2018

10 Costa Rica Travel Health Tips for Surf Trips

10 Ways to not get sick from Montezuma’s revenge, traveler’s diarrhea, and […]
September 18, 2018

11 Beginner Surf Spots in Costa Rica

After making about 50 trips over the last 22 years, I put […]
September 13, 2018

Envision Festival 2019 Music Lineup Announced

It’s time to start getting exciting about the 2019 Envision Festival, taking […]
September 13, 2018

Car Rentals for Envision Festival

Envision Festival 2019 is set to take place in Playa Hermosa (Uvita) […]
September 13, 2018

The Ocean in My Heart

I was taking a Karuna Yoga class at Chashew Hill Lodge in […]
August 20, 2018

Review of Casa Margarita in Tamarindo

When I am in Tamarindo I like staying close to the center […]
August 10, 2018

Envision Festival 2018 Review

[article and photography by freelance writer Simone Pownall] Envision Festival on Costa […]
July 30, 2018

Support the Dominical Lifeguards

The swell grew later in the day. This is how it looked […]
June 23, 2018

Ten Ways to Help Our Oceans

Today’s Date: 6/23/2018 The ocean covers 70% of the planet. We’ve only explored […]
June 12, 2018

Buena Vista Villas & Casa Buena Vista

Buena Vista Villas and Casa Buena Vista highlights: WIFI high speed internet...a secluded mountain top location with ocean, mountain and jungle vistas...
May 30, 2018

Top Surf Spots & Beautiful Beaches

May 28, 2018

Envision Festival 2018

May 15, 2018

ISLS Spanish, Service & Turtle Rescue Itinerary 2017

Learning Spanish through true cultural immersion is the goal of our Teen […]
January 30, 2018

A Conversation with Envision Festival Founder Stephen Brooks

With the 6th annual Envision Festival less than one month away, thousands […]
December 1, 2017

Surf Tripping with Vista Guapa Surf Camp

Living in Costa Rica full time does have its perks. Dawn patrolling […]
November 17, 2017

Interview with Travis Bays, owner of Bodhi Surf School

Location: Uvita, Costa Ballena, Costa Rica How did you get started with […]
April 6, 2017

Costa Rica Surf Bikinis

December 22, 2016

Facebook and Instagram Favorites

See our favorited Costa Rica Surfing videos from YouTube and Vimeo feeds
September 23, 2016

8 Awesome Costa Rica Surf Camps for Women by Women

When you are planning a surf trip to improve your surfing there […]
December 12, 2013

Costa Rica Surf Travel Company earns status as Benefit Corporation

When CR Surf Travel Company was created in 1999 their slogan was […]
March 13, 2013

Can Your Next Surfboard Help Save the Waves?

Can your next surfboard help save your waves?  The answer was made […]
March 13, 2013

With Their Own Two Hands – Grain Surfboards

“I can change the world with my own two hands” sings Ben […]
December 21, 2012

CR Surf Travel Company sponsors the Surf for Youth Program in Tamarindo

Andrea Diaz, the founder of Waves Costa Rica Surf Camp, has a […]
November 5, 2008

The Rich Coast – Costa Rica – 3 Points of View

I finally am living out my dream. Twenty years of hard work […]
December 15, 2002

Costa Rica Surfing Overview – Written for the Tico Times Travel Guide

Over 100,000 surfers come from around the world each year to enjoy […]
November 15, 2002

Paradise Afloat – Six Days off the coast of Costa Rica

It’s hard to write sitting at the back of a 60 foot […]
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