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 Post subject: Bahia de Salinas Costa Rica
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:12 pm 
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Just looking for advice from anybody who's been....

Is it windy in Nov.?
wet suit?
rental car or not (from Liberia)?
surf near by?
did you drive up to Nicaragua?
cheap?

thanks
Jason


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 Post subject: Re: Bahia de Salinas Costa Rica
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:14 pm 
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I was thinking of going in Nov for a week, How is the night life there too?, Is it better to go to San Jose then rent a car to liberia or just go strait?, its much more expensive to go straight to Liberia.


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 Post subject: Re: Bahia de Salinas Costa Rica
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:35 pm 
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Have sailed 3 times in Copal. Have never missed a day of kiting. Couple of days when 5m depowered was beating me up. (80kg) Wetsuit only if you run cold side. Car helpful but not needed. Limited night life. Check Cometa Copal and Blue Dream for options of schools,gear, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Bahia de Salinas Costa Rica
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:22 am 
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I'm looking to go to Costa Rica in mid-December for some kiting and beach bumming. IS there wind and which places would you recommend? Never been there so any advice would be highly welcomed.


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 Post subject: Re: Bahia de Salinas Costa Rica
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:20 am 
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Location: Bahia Salinas, Costa Rica
After 11 years kiting in Bahia Salinas, I can say that wind is there every day from mid November 'til mid May with an average of only 1 or 2 days per month without it. Wind actually begin even before but you can get some light afternoons. Starting from mid December have a small kite is a must, cause the wind blows over 20kns mostly all the time. Between mid Jan to mid March we have the stronger winds with some days over 30kns. and it's when we sporadically use the shorty. Wind can be gusty but with a 7/9 mt kite is not a big deal.
If you rent a car you can't drive across the border with Nicaragua. If your main interest is kitesurfing you can save money staying at the Blue Dream kiteboarding Resort cause there is a free shuttle that take you to the launching spot of the kitebeach. Night life is quite, but at the lounge bar of this resort there are always all the kiters having good time watching videos on a wide screen, listening music (some times live), eating a real italian pizza (wood oven). Surfing is at Witche's rock, an hour 20 min. southern, really good spot! You need a 4X4 to get there or with a tour/taxi


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 Post subject: Re: Bahia de Salinas Costa Rica
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:06 pm 
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costaricakite wrote:
After 11 years kiting in Bahia Salinas, I can say that wind is there every day from mid November 'til mid May with an average of only 1 or 2 days per month without it. Wind actually begin even before but you can get some light afternoons. Starting from mid December have a small kite is a must, cause the wind blows over 20kns mostly all the time. Between mid Jan to mid March we have the stronger winds with some days over 30kns. and it's when we sporadically use the shorty. Wind can be gusty but with a 7/9 mt kite is not a big deal.
If you rent a car you can't drive across the border with Nicaragua. If your main interest is kitesurfing you can save money staying at the Blue Dream kiteboarding Resort cause there is a free shuttle that take you to the launching spot of the kitebeach. Night life is quite, but at the lounge bar of this resort there are always all the kiters having good time watching videos on a wide screen, listening music (some times live), eating a real italian pizza (wood oven). Surfing is at Witche's rock, an hour 20 min. southern, really good spot! You need a 4X4 to get there or with a tour/taxi


Thanks costaricakite. Bought my ticket and ready to go.. Any other advice on things to do would be welcome! Will anyone be there between Dec 16-22?


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