Week 1 at Costa Rica Kite Week

WEEK ONE – Learn to Kiteboard

Location: Bahia Salinas is the largest bay in Northern Costa Rica. It is also the second windiest area in Costa Rica making it world renowned for wind surfing and kite board‐ ing. Recreo will provide transportation to Bahia Salinas. Equipment is also provided for all beginner groups and clinic participants.

Dates: February 20th to 27th, 2010
Cost: $1,620 per person plus tax for 7 nights/8 days. Additional non-kiting guests are $1,150 per person per week plus tax for Week One. $3,150 per person plus tax to combine Week One and Week Two.

Day One Saturday, Feb 20th: Your adventure begins the moment you arrive in Costa Rica. Your driver will greet you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it, assist you with your luggage, provide you with cold, refreshing beverages, and bring you to Recreo. Upon arriving at Recreo, Ricardo will greet you at the Villa, introduce you to the chef and housekeeper, show you where everything is located, and get you settled in. Enjoy the balance of your day exploring your surroundings.

Day Two Sunday, Feb 21st: Hit the Wind! Visit the fantastic kitesurfing spot called Playa Papaturro: it is located in Bolanos Bay with warm water, warm wind and sailing conditions from flat water to chop to waves. Bolanos Bay is a hidden gem for the beginner or more advanced kite boarder. Around this bay there are beautiful and little known beaches perfect for snorkeling after your kite boarding session. The bay is also home to an island (Isla Bolanos) with a white sand beach and turquoise water, a famous and protected nesting spot for birds. End the day at the Mountain Top (additional fee applies); a perfect destination to watch the sunrise and sunset, play cards, darts. A breathtaking panoramic view of the ocean, bays, and volcanoes greets you upon arrival.

Day Three Monday, February 22nd: Explore the Bay. After breakfast, hit the bay again but this time head out for a tour around the island and into the heart of the Bay. It’ll take you maybe an hour to complete the circumnavigation, more if you stop to swim in the crystal water along the way. Heading out to the south tip of the Bay and into the Pacific you’ll find great chop jumping and finally waves as you round the corner a couple miles away. Or you can head up the inside of the Bay and sail right along the beach off Nicaragua. Spend the rest of the day exploring Recreo. Visit the gym, play tennis, lounge around by the pool, take the mountain bikes out for a spin and just enjoy Recreo.

Day Four Tuesday, February 23rd: Adventure. Take a break from kite boarding, but not from adventure! Visit Hacienda Guachipelin (Rincon de la Vieja) for a full day of exciting activities. Relax at the Spa as you soak in the thermal hot springs and volcanic mud baths. Go horseback riding or hiking through the forest to see the waterfalls. Zipline across the canopies, and float along the Rio Negro. Everyone can choose which activities they would like to participate in upon arrival.

Day Five Wednesday, February 24h: Back to the Wind!You can enjoy a half mile of reef with completely flat water. Here it’s common to kite board among giant turtles and pelicans. You have plenty of space to kite board surrounded by relatively untouched nature! Mid-afternoon play tennis, basketball, go kayaking, lounge around by the pool, or go fishing. Unwind by having a private Spa Treatment pool side. End the day at the Mountain Top Lookout taking in the incredible views.

Day Six Thursday, February 25th: Let our horses do all the work as you head over to the bay for another day of kite boarding at one of the many fun spots in Bolanos Bay.    Take a break and have lunch at Eco Playa on the beach. Ride the horses back to the resort and stop at the beaches along the way. Relax by the pool and have a massage or visit the Mountain Top Lookout to talk about the day’s activities.

Day Seven Friday, February 26th: Kiteboarding and Boating.  Add to your beach experience by taking the boat out for a sunset tour after a full day of kite boarding. Your private boat captain will take care of everything as you relax and enjoy the ride.

Day Eight Saturday, February 27th: Returning Home. Spend the morning relaxing. Your personal chauffeur will greet you midmorning to bring you to the airport and to assist you with your luggage and checking in for your flight.

Expenses Week One:
Based on the above itinerary, the cost of the Discover Package Week One is $1,620 per person plus tax for 7 nights/8 days. Bring your nonkiting friends or family for only $1,150 per person plus tax. Combine both the Discover Package Week One and Week Two for just $3,150 per person plus tax. Both weeks include accommodations, daily maid service and cook, access to all amenities at Recreo, such as the tennis courts, kayaks, horses, snorkeling, mountain bikes, use of the golf cart, or fishing poles. This vacation package also provides you with all meals, wine and beer with dinner, non alcoholic beverages of your choice and round trip transportation to and from the airport.

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