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Moving Overseas to Costa Rica

Written by: Jay- September 2019 Moving Overseas to Costa Rica Advice for planning a successful move overseas to beautiful Costa Rica. Costa Rica has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful vacation spots to explore. With sandy beaches, awe-inspiring mountains,...

Cheap Flights, Rodeos, Barrels and Other Dry-Season Happenings

Cheap Flights, Rodeos, Barrels and Other Dry-Season Happenings

 Are you bummed that Summertime is ending? Feeling hesitant to break out the sweatshirts and long johns? For many of our friends in the USA and Canada, Winter is coming which means thick wetsuits and cold swells. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Take the classic...

Are there Hurricanes in Costa Rica?

Are there Hurricanes in Costa Rica?

Over the past several weeks, many of you have called or emailed us to ask about the possibility of hurricanes hitting Costa Rica. For everyone who’s called, there are always several more people with the same question. Maybe this topic has been prevalent lately because...

Tamarindo Must-Do: Go Scuba Diving with TamaDive

Tamarindo Must-Do: Go Scuba Diving with TamaDive

Written by: Ara Badillo – August 21, 2019 If you are in search for sights and thrills on your vacation, Tamarindo has just what you’re looking for with TamaDive. This relatively new diving company offers a whole day of fun at sea with a great crew and lots of aquatic...

10 Fascinating Facts About Costa Rica

10 Fascinating Facts About Costa Rica

Everyone here knows it, but do you? Costa Rica is one of the most diverse, naturally beautiful, and interesting countries on the planet. Costa Ricans are widely known as some of the happiest people in the world, and every year millions of people travel to Costa Rica....

Three Awesome Breakfast Spots in Tamarindo

Three Awesome Breakfast Spots in Tamarindo

1. Waffle Monkey Freshly made waffles while sitting beachfront under palm trees anyone? This local spot has AMAZING different waffles to choose from. From savory to sweet there are flavors for all taste buds. Cinnabon, Apple Pie, and the famous Waffle Monkey Waffle...

5 Quirks Unique to Costa Rica Vacation Rentals

5 Quirks Unique to Costa Rica Vacation Rentals

  When people travel to Tamarindo or other parts of Costa Rica for the first time, they are often surprised at some of the cultural differences; not of the people, but the amenities offered in their vacation rental. Typical accommodations rarely reflect the...

5 Amazing Things to do in Tamarindo Beach

5 Amazing Things to do in Tamarindo Beach

  Playa Tamarindo. Home to many expats and a place travelers spend lazy beach days and wild nights. This tiny little beach town has so much to offer from a wide variety of different restaurants to adventure spots to get your heart racing to giant palm trees to...

Tamarindo Honeymoon

Tamarindo Honeymoon

  Tamarindo is one of the best honeymoon destinations. It is romantic, secluded yet with tons of activities, has amazing nature, gorgeous beaches and beautiful sunsets and night skies.  Tamarindo is one of Costa Rica's most popular beaches due to its easy...

Fun when the sun goes down

Fun when the sun goes down

After you have spend the day exploring all of Tamarindo’s activities, it is time for a sunset cocktail, a scrumptious dinner and a night out on the town. There is always something going on at night in Tamarindo. Times and events can change on a whim, so check before...

Your Guide to Fine Dining in Tamarindo

Your Guide to Fine Dining in Tamarindo

Just because you’re on a surf trip does not mean you have to rough it on date night. In fact, Tamarindo is home to some of the best fine dining options in Costa Rica. Gone are the days of sketchy eats and cheap beer fueled surf trips. We want you to have the best...

Secrets To Nabbing A Cheaper Flight

Secrets To Nabbing A Cheaper Flight

So here you are at your desk…..ready to run for the hills…or the palm trees. Whatever. You’re searching for a flight and the prices turn you off from booking because you associate traveling with draining your bank account. 1. BOOK ON A TUESDAY– This is the day...

Bargain flights to Costa Rica in June!

Bargain flights to Costa Rica in June!

Usually when booking a trip it’s the flight prices that detour people away. WELL folks, now you have no excuse! We found you some deals for June. Now it’s time to tell your boss, pack your bags, and finally cross Costa Rica off of your bucket list! England….cross the...

Tamarindo Cocktails

Tamarindo Cocktails

  Although Tamarindo is named after Tamarindus Indica, a tart but tasty legume originally indigenous to tropical Africa, the trees are not all that prevalent on the beach. Most restaurants that serve Tipico (Costa Rican) food, will have the tart juice on their...

10 Breathtaking Hikes to Take in Costa Rica

10 Breathtaking Hikes to Take in Costa Rica

You came to Costa Rica for the waves, we get that, so did we. But there is so much more to Costa Rica than the coast. Costa Rica’s highest point of elevation is 3,820 meters (12,533 feet) that’s just under the elevation of Mount Owen in the Teton Range of Wyoming....

Your Guide to Bringing Home the Best Costa Rican Coffee

Your Guide to Bringing Home the Best Costa Rican Coffee

It’s no secret that Costa Rica has some of the world’s best coffee. Our temperate inland climate, rolling grassy hills, and rainy season provides the optimal conditions to produce supreme quality coffee beans. With every sip you take each morning you’re here, you’ll...

Costa Rica – A Sportfishing Paradise!

Costa Rica – A Sportfishing Paradise!

Costa Rica was named Rich Coast by Christopher Columbus in 1502, and with good reason. Bordered on two sides by ocean, it is an anglers paradise. Costa Rica's temperate climate allows for year round sportfishing for a variety of fish such as sailfish, marlin, tuna,...

What It’s Like to Tour One of Costa Rica’s Magnificent Volcanoes

What It’s Like to Tour One of Costa Rica’s Magnificent Volcanoes

It’s no secret that Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. But if you only think of tropical beaches when you picture Costa Rica, it might surprise you to learn that Costa Rica has over 200 identifiable volcanic features with approximately 100...

Eat Like a Local, Mae!

Eat Like a Local, Mae!

Costa Rica is known for its biodiversity in flora & fauna and the famous phrase “pura vida”, which it basically means living in the moment & peacefully. But there’s also a richness when it comes to our traditional dishes due our location of the and close...

Costa Rican Slang for Your Next Surf Trip

Costa Rican Slang for Your Next Surf Trip

Do you need to speak fluent Spanish to visit us? Of course not! All our staff are bilingual and love to test out their English skills with our guests. But if you want to make an impression and get some genuine smiles from the locals, surprise them with some of these...

Top 5 things to do on your Costa Rica vacation

If you have plans to visit Costa Rica, make sure to check out the top 5 things to do on your vacation below. There’s something for everybody in Costa Rica! 1. Diamante Eco Adventure Park If you love wildlife, you’ll love this nature park, plus, you’re guaranteed to...

New Playa Grande Concierge Boat Service Starting Dec. 1, 2018

New Playa Grande Concierge Boat Service Starting Dec. 1, 2018

We’ve got an awesome new surf tour service that you’re going to love. Starting on December 1st, 1018, all guests in our Intermediate and Advanced surf programs will have free access to our new Playa Grande concierge boat.   What This Means: Every day while...

How to Make Costa Rica’s Famous Plantain Dishes

How to Make Costa Rica’s Famous Plantain Dishes

If you’ve paid us a visit to Costa Rica, you have surely fallen head over heels in love with plantains. They are the absolute perfect side dish. They can be served sweet or salty, soft or chewy, even infused. They go wonderfully with breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even...

Costa Rica Puts Renewable Energy On the Map

Costa Rica Puts Renewable Energy On the Map

Yes, we love to surf, and yes, we usually write about surfing. But today we’re going to break from our regularly scheduled program to brag a little about Costa Rica’s commitment to clean energy. Did you know that 99.62% of Costa Rica’s electricity is renewable? In...

10 Family and Kid Friendly Activities in Tamarindo

10 Family and Kid Friendly Activities in Tamarindo

So, you’re taking your kids on a surf trip. To your friends, that might sound crazy. But at WRSC we know that surfing is a great family activity that will ultimately bring you closer together. Whether you’re traveling with toddlers, teenagers, or anything in between,...

The Hype Around Costa Rican Coffee

The Hype Around Costa Rican Coffee

My favorite time of day in Costa Rica is the morning. Nothing quite compares to rising just before the sun, throwing on some board shorts, pouring yourself a fresh cup of joe, and checking the surf. I like to think of coffee as my surf fuel. It helps that Costa Rica...

A Tribute to Costa Rican Craft Beer

A Tribute to Costa Rican Craft Beer

Believe it or not, Costa Rica wasn’t always the craft beer haven of Central America that it is today. In fact, barely a decade ago, it was hard to find anything other than the classic beach beers, Imperial and Pilsen. Now, admittedly, I have had my fair share of...

Top 7 Free Things to Do in Tamarindo

Top 7 Free Things to Do in Tamarindo

Okey so you are still not sure if Costa Rica is the place for you? Maybe it is too expensive? Well yes it is more expensive than most countries in Central America but I am going to list the top 7 things you can do right here in Tamarindo that will not cost you a...

The Mystical Relationship Between Surfing and Yoga

The Mystical Relationship Between Surfing and Yoga

If you have the pleasure of living in or visiting Tamarindo, there are two things you’ll see on a regular basis: surf camps and yoga studios. Tamarindo does tend to foster active lifestyles in general, but you will always see surfers headed to the beach, and yogis...

Tamarindo Surf Spots

Tamarindo Surf Spots

If there is only one thing you should know about Tamarindo, and Costa Rica in general, is that there are waves. There are waves up north, down south, and pretty much anywhere where salt water is touching sand. But it’s just as important to know that not all waves are...

Making a Living in Tamarindo

Making a Living in Tamarindo

Each morning, my boyfriend, Sean, and I sleep in until about 9 a.m. -we rarely set an alarm. More often than not, we wake up to the bustling of the coffee shop next door. We each order a cup of fresh-brewed coffee and a breakfast of fresh scrambled eggs and gallo...

Gluten Free Tamarindo

Gluten Free Tamarindo

Below are my 9 favourite places to eat in Tamarindo that offer gluten-free options. Depending on how strict you are, or how sensitive you are, your milage may vary at these restaurants. As always, it’s best to ask questions so you can be sure what you are ordering is...

Your Guide to Costa Rica’s Unique Cuisine  (5 Must Try Meals)

Your Guide to Costa Rica’s Unique Cuisine (5 Must Try Meals)

Costa Rica is an absolute culinary gem in the Latin American world. The unique flavors and dishes from all over the country attract countless tourists annually. The fresh produce, tropical ingredients, and years of traditional cooking make these dishes well worth...

A Guide to the Wildlife of the Guanacaste Region

A Guide to the Wildlife of the Guanacaste Region

It’s no secret that Costa Rica is a global leader in wild life conservation. Chances are that when you’re visiting us here in Tamarindo, you might encounter some wildlife. Whether you’re road tripping up the coast hunting waves, crossing the river to Playa Grande, or...

Costa Rican coffee and the best spots to find it in Tamarindo

Costa Rican coffee and the best spots to find it in Tamarindo

  Coffee – it’s as central to Costa Rica’s identity as lush jungles and rich biodiversity. In fact, café played a defining role in Costa Rica’s history and economy since the late 18th Century. Production originated around 1779 in the Central Valley region, near...

Tamarindo Beach Fashion

Tamarindo Beach Fashion

You can meet that very famous movie star walking undercover in the streets of Tamarindo and the next second be stuck with your car in a muddy road. Fashion is all about comfort, sweating, and still looking good. You always know that the wind and your complete day can...

Costa Rica Surf Calendar

Costa Rica Surf Calendar

For us, surfing is a year-round gig. No matter what season, Costa Rica provides mild weather and mind-blowing swells. We’d love for you to live here with us permanently, but since that probably isn’t going to happen (yet,) we’ve put together a surf calendar to help...

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