A must do for your Costa Rica surf trip: the Farmers Market

Jul 14, 2015

Many people enjoy heading to their local weekend farmer’s market and picking up some fresh fruits and vegetables, but visiting a farmer’s market in Costa Rica can be a whole different experience for many travelers. You’ll find many farmers markets throughout Guanacaste with vendors and merchants eager to sell and teach about their fares. From […]

The difference between bananas and plantains (and other tropical fruits of Costa Rica)

The difference between bananas and plantains (and other tropical fruits of Costa Rica)

Apr 10, 2015

During your Costa Rica surf trip, you are sure to encounter many types of tropical fruits. We have them all here…mangoes, papayas, bananas and then some that maybe you aren’t familiar with. These other tropical and exotic fruits may be intimidating at first, but don’t hesitate to jump right in and enjoy the tasty and […]

A Surfer’s Meal of Champions: Gallo Pinto

A Surfer’s Meal of Champions: Gallo Pinto

Jun 20, 2014

Gallo Pinto, meaning “spotted rooster” in Spanish, is a traditional dish of Costa Rica that is made from rice and beans.  The name, Gallo Pinto, comes from the color of the dish after the beans are cooked and the juices are consumed by the rice.  Usually, the dish takes on a multi-colored or speckled appearance. […]

Nutrition for surfing

Nutrition for surfing

May 9, 2014

Surfing is one of the most popular and common activities in Costa Rica with year round swells and tropical warm weather and water. The average 150 pound person will burn approximately 400 calories per hour while surfing. Since surfing is considered a vigorous exercise, which requires a lot of energy, surfers must maintain their energy level […]