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September 18, 2019
Costa Rica surf travel checklist

What to Pack for a Costa Rica Surf Trip

If this is your first trip or your 50thit is always a […]
September 14, 2019
Palm tree Pavones

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
La Ceiba Waterfall Costa Rica

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
Camper Van Rentals Costa Rica

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 Music Festival - photo - Eric Allen

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
Avoiding other surfers

Watch Out For Other Surfers!

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

Five Things Every Surf Camp Should Have for Beginners

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

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
dominical-lifeguard-crew

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 surfer - photo Eric Allen

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
lifeguards-jaco

Playa Hermosa gets 73 million colones for Lifeguards

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

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

Surfboard Bag Fees by Airline – updated for 2019

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

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
amber-plastic-cleanup

Plastic Free at the Envision Festival

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

How the Envision Festival Changed my Life and Community

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

How to Stay Safe on the Costa Ballena

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

My Favorite Waves – The Quepos Rivermouth

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

G-Love Comes Back to Nosara

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

Surf with ROCHELLE BALLARD and YOGA TRADE

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

International Surf Film Festival comes to Tamarindo

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

Surf Lessons and Tours around Dominical and Uvita

Only two weeks to go until this year’s Envision Festival, held February […]
February 8, 2019
Adventure-Inn-San-Jose-airport-hotel

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
Dominical Wave Rider Surfers

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
Envision Festival Wave Brigade Ambassador Anthony Fillingim from Santa Teresa

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
Envision Festival beach friends

A Festival for Everyone – Envision

By Amber Hagberg Back in 2012 I moved to Costa Rica. Every […]
January 9, 2019
chicas-con-proposito-ballena-tales

Costa Rica Surf Camps that are Making a Difference

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

What to Check for When Renting a Surfboard

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

Seven Wonders of Sarapiqui Costa Rica

It started with an invitation from my friend Allison who lives in […]
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