Windsurfing has become popular in Costa Rica; everybody knows about surfing on the gorgeous Beaches of Costa Rica, few are aware that Windsurfing in Costa Rica is also excellent, if you know where to go; there are two places for this activity, the Lake Arenal, and Bahia Salinas in Papagayo in the northern Pacific Coast. Many are surprised as the wind is perfect at either destination, while the settings are stunning. Here is the perfect activity for some fun in the sun.
Fresh Water Windsurfing in Costa Rica
New water windsurfing in Arenal is awesome, with 48 square miles of warm water, swells up to 5 foot high for jumping, and 25mph winds from December to April. The winds are incredibly stable therefore just one size of the sail is usually sufficient for the whole day. Winds are less good from June to October. For those who did not know this, Windsurfing in Costa Rica on Lake Arenal is considered some of the best of the world. This is not a sport reserved exclusively for the professionals, and there are a few places by the lake that offer rental equipment and classes for the novices. What a better setting to learn how to windsurf!
Windsurfing in Guanacaste on the Pacific Coast
For windsurfing on the ocean, you need to go to the little fishing village of Puerto Solely, on Salinas Bay, or Bahia Salinas, in Papagayo, Guanacaste. This is the second best windsurfing destination of Costa Rica, and probably the number one site for Kiteboarding! The topography and hills of this region funnel the winds consistently from December to March. However, this area is known for its high winds nearly all year along. The long sandy beach makes it perfect for beginners as well as for avid experts. There are some of the greatest Hotels of Guanacaste too in that area, so no shortages of place to stay! There is a windsurfing school in Puerto Solely for the first timers or for those who feel a little rusty, as well as Kitesurfing classes for those seeking more action!
Windsurf in Costa Rica and Discover a Wonderful World
The Flora and Fauna of Costa Rica are famous in the whole world. See the Arenal Volcano, active all year along, and visit the hot springs and waterfalls. The sight of the volcano at night is particularly astounding. Visit pristine deserted beaches, and see howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, ocelots, agoutis, tapirs, iguanas, crocodiles and more, discover hundreds of species of birds; Costa Rica has more species of birds than in the whole of the US. This is a country where Mother Nature generosity takes you back. Enjoy great windsurfing and enjoy the fantastic scenery!