Annual Art Festival held in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. Presentation of national and international artistic performances. Film program, performances of music, theater, dance, circus.Exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, crafts and photography. The event began in 2008 and performed in summer season between February and March.
Sponsored by Garabito Municipaliad
Here is the flyer and schedual of events:
4pm. Children choreography dance presented by the Academy of Dance Laura
4.30 submitted by Costa Rica Circus Clown
5pm. Banda Municipal de Garabito
6pm. Film "Home" documentary about the environment
8pm. Reggae Concert by Marswell
5pm. Children's story by Sarah
5.30pm. Submitted by Costa Rica Circus Clown
6pm. Red Sky Films, National Film
7.30. Roots Music by Sarah Carrere Mbodj
8pm. A Young Dance
5pm. Belly Dance by Academy Azenat
5.30pm. Cheerleading Exhibition
6pm. Diego Luis Solorzano and Natalia, piano, guitar and violin
7pm. Circus presented by The Big Underwear Social Tour
8.30pm. Mixed Roots reggae band
4pm. Calypso, local banda
5pm. National Band of Puntarenas
6pm. Circus, The Big Underwear Social Tour
7pm. Alissa and Scott, local duo, melodic salsa
8pm. Funk fusion San José
DANCE WORKSHOPS (FOR A YOUNG DANCE)
Friday 2: Jaco, CTP
1pm: Workshop parents and children (3-6 years).
1pm: Taller Children / as (7-10 years).
2.30pm: Workshop for teens 12/16 years.
2.30pm: Workshop for youth 16/24 years.
2:30 a.m.: A Workshop for Teachers.
Saturday 3: Quebrada Ganado, Community Hall
9am: Taller Children / as (7-10 years).
9am: Workshop adolescents (12-16 years).
9am: Workshop for youth 16/24 years.
Saturday 3: Horseshoe Community Hall
1pm: Taller Children / as (7-10 years).
1pm: Workshop adolescents (12-16 years).
1pm: Workshop for youth 16/24 years.
Sunday 4: Tárcoles Community Hall
9am: Workshop parents and children (3-6 years).
9am: Taller Children / as (7-10 years).
10:30 a.m.: Workshop adolescents (12-16 years).
10:30 a.m.: Workshop for youth (16/24 years).
CIRCUS WORKSHOPS (FOR COSTA RICA CLOWN)
Thursday March 1, 10 am, senior day center
Clown: will be a scenic approach to the game clown, and its key fundamentals, techniques and practical tools to begin the world of clowning. History and practical exercises.
Friday March 2, 10 am, CTP Jaco
Clown: will be a scenic approach to the game clown, and its key fundamentals, techniques and practical tools to begin the world of clowning. History and practical exercises.
Saturday March 3rd 10am, Jaco Park
Juggling: be taught the basic moves of the game of juggling with balls, scarves, earrings, bags and clubs, also use the unicycle.
Sunday March 4, 10 am, Park Jacó
Impro: basics of theatrical improvisation, listening, rhythm, attention, being there, offer, acceptance and blocking. Practical games to learn to act from current capabilities.
Will you be in Costa Rica during Saint Patricks Day? Wondering where the parties are?
See below for a complete list of ways you can spend this day: Drunk or Sober.
Believe it or not, it's not hard to find people dressing in Green and swinging back the Guinness, even here in Central America. I guess everyone likes an excuse to go out and party.
Check back regularly for updates all the way up to St. Patricks Day. (last update December 27th)
If you have any suggestions for activities on St. Pactrick's Day or would like to add yours please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning a trip to Costa Rica during Valentine's Day? Wondering what Romantic Activities are available? Maybe the perfect Hotel for Valentine's Day...
See below for a complete list of romantic ideas for this special day. We will also include a special list for our singles looking to get in on the action.
Check back regularly for updates all the way up to Feb 14th. (last update January 12th, 2011)
Geckoes Lodge is a very beautiful and private option on Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. Situated near Puerto Viejo it is steps away from some of the most beautiful beaches Costa Rica has to offer. See their compleate YIPPYtrip profile here - Geckoes Lodge
From Geckoes Lodge:
"Geckoes Lodge has your perfect Valentines Day house...Casa del Bosque is a house to fall in love with. Situated in a secluded garden with private plunge pool within the magnificent rainforest grounds of Geckoes Lodge, here you experience Barefoot Luxury at its best.
If it’s Romance, luxury, tranquillity and privacy you’re looking for, you’ll find that and more at Geckoes."
See for yourself the beauty that surrounds you. Here are some photos:
Valentine's Soiree February 14th, 2012 In the most romantic of settings, we offer a full gourmet buffet candlelit dinner and we proudly present renowned Costa Rican Guitarist: Roberto Visquez! Price: $40 per person Children (under 10): 50% off. The Event starts at 6pm
- Live Music
- Beach bonfire
- Full Buffet
"Our events are FREE for our Ylang Ylang Beach Resort guests staying with us on that day. If you will not be staying at Ylang Ylang we would be happy to have you come and celebrate with us..."
They are offering free transportation to/from Montezuma center.
Please Note: Drinks are not included
For a complete listing of Events, Activities and Specials in Costa Rica and Panama please click here: YIPPYtrip Events, Activities and Specials
If you have any suggestions for activities on Valentine's Day or would like to add yours please contact us at email@example.com.
Are you interested in Horseback riding in Puerto Viejo, Cocles, Playa Chiquita or Punta Uva - Costa Rica. There are a number of good options and if the Weather in Puerto Viejo is good it can be one of the most enjoyable activities you can partake in.
There are a number of good tour providers in Puerto Viejo offering Horseback Riding Tours. You can find a full list of them here: Puerto Viejo ACTIVITIES .
We had the honor of joining Bruce and Playa Chiquita Riding Adventures for a great day of riding, talking, learning and laughing. If you are in the area definitely check them out. You will not be dissapointed. We also got the opportunity to interview him and hear his great philosophy on horseback riding.
Here is the video.
See more great Videos of Puerto Viejo and Videos of Costa Rica here: YIPPYtrip Videos
Are you wondering what to do for New Years Eve in Costa Rica or Panama?
New Years Eve Parties in Costa Rica and Panama 2011-2012
NYE Parties in Costa Rica and Panama 2011-2012
It's that time of year again. According to the Mayan calendar this might be your last opportunity to party it up for NYE in this dimension. Better make it count.
In an attempt to help you find the ultimate destination for your New Years Eve debauchery in Costa Rica or Panama, we here at YIPPYtrip will compile a list of all the great events we hear of. After that it's up to you to choose your own adventure.
( where are you PUERTO VIEJO!)
To kick it off:
Bocas Del Toro:
Our personal favorite:
Casa Animal Presents: "Ano Nuevo" - Bocas Del Toro, Panama
If you have ever been to a Casa Animal event then you probably don't remember how much fun you had. This is a guaranteed blow out and will leave you talking about it for the rest of your existence. Complete with DJs from all over the world playing all different styles of music, this party will be 3 Nights… YES 3 NIGHTS of beerbonging, shotgunning, dancing till you puke good times!
NYE 2012 AT LE LOFT - Jaco, Costa Rica
THE TIME HAS ARRIVED...
AGame PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS...
LE LOFT STYLE!!!
THE HOTTEST, SEXIEST, CRAZIEST NYE PARTY IN COSTA RICA...
AT THE BEACH...
GUARANTEED BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE EVERYWHERE...
PARTY FAVORS AND CHAMPAGNE TOAST AT MIDNIGHT!!!
LIMITED VIP TABLE PACKAGES AVAILABLE...
IF YOU HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT...
NOTHING COMPARES.... NOTHING!!!!
NYE @ CLUB VERTIGO - San Jose
Club Vertigo is one of the leading clubs in Central America. It has hosted some of the best parties with the worlds top Djs such as Deep Dish, Danny Tenaglia, Lee Burridge, Hernan Cattaneo, Steve Lawler, Marco Carola, , and Sasha just to name a few. It has been featured on famous electronic music magazines such as BPM and Club World. It has recently undergone a major makeover including a state-of-the-art sound system by Gary Stewart Audio (GSA).
Club Vertigo´s lounge, The Den, is a more intimate setting with a Moroccan theme. It has a 300-person capacity, and with its own GSA sound system and DJ booth.
NYE @ CLUB VERTIGO
CLUB VERTIGO CENTRO COLON
31 DE DICIEMBRE
NICK CURLY (CECILLE, 8BIT, GER)
FREDO (VERTIGO, HSO, CR)
MOBIUS STRUM (VERTIGO, HSO, CR)
MELISSA O (LA 506, CR)
DAN VS. HASSAN
C5000 Before Midnight
C7000 After Midnight
Ladies No Cover before 11PM
2012 White Party - Tamarindo
White Party at Aqua with the 1st 500 people dressed in white get new years eve kits of hats, tiaras, beads, etc
Sponsored by heineken, they will providing a free beer at the door.
3 different djs on spinning all of todays best music, including:
mainstream hip hop and
Both levels of the club will be open, they are expecting around 1000 people!! Every year it is the best party of guanacaste!
New Years Eve Party in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
at the one and only Koki Beach. For more info about Koki Beach see their PROFILE HERE.
They always make sure their holiday celebrations are over the top extravagant, compleate with DJs and live performances.
Hosted by GWEN ARYK
If you are in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica for New Years Eve this will be the place to be!
Updated December 28th, 2011
This list will be updated continuously until New Years Eve. Please feel free to suggest other events. We will add them promptly.
Hey friends, check this out.
If you or someone you know is planning on coming to Costa Rica but only has one or two weeks, Nature Air (Costa Rica's domestic airline) is offering a AWESOME deal for those of you traveling to Costa Rica with limited time.
Costa Rica by air in one trip has become a whole lot easier – thanks to a year-round flight pass program by Nature Air that offers travelers unlimited flights in either a one- or two-week period.
“One of the greatest things about the Costa Rica air pass from Nature Air is that flights can be reserved at any time – allowing travelers to truly seize that spirit of spontaneity and experience the many beautiful sides of Costa Rica, from the rainforests to the beaches and the valleys,” said Claire Saylor, Director of Marketing, Nature Air. “In one day, guests can soar by zipline through the jungle canopy, swim with hundreds of tropical fish in a clear blue ocean and then, from a mountaintop, enjoy a glass of wine as the sun dips low over the valley – true pura vida.”
The cost for the Nature Air Pass ranges from US$282.00 (one week) to US$499.00 (two weeks) per passenger. And explorers who can’t get enough of the Central American region can upgrade their pass to include an international round-trip extension to either Bocas del Toro in the northern Caribbean of Panama or Managua, the capital of Nicaragua (US$150.00 extra).
Nature Air is an award winning Costa Rica airline and has the distinction of being the world’s first carbon-neutral airline and, was recently awarded a 2011 Global Vision award byTravel + Leisure magazine. The airline offers 74 daily flights to 15 destinations in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.
Nature Air Pass packages and rates:
- One-week pass for unlimited domestic flights: US$282.00 (taxes included)
- One-week pass for unlimited domestic flights plus one international round trip destination: US$432 ( taxes included)
- Two-week pass for unlimited domestic flights: US$499.00 (taxes included)
- Two-week pass for unlimited domestic flights plus one international round trip destination: US$649.00 taxes included)
- And to take advantage of the extra time travelers will gain by flying versus driving, Nature Vacations can assist in designing the perfect Costa Rica vacation or a Nicaragua or Panama getaway.
Travelers can purchase a Costa Rica flight pass by calling Nature Air at 1-800-235-9272 or by firstname.lastname@example.org. Flights can be booked at any time and international departure/arrival fees are not included in cost. Fares quoted are valid from Dec. 1, 2011 through Nov. 30, 2012.
information provided by: http://www.cisionwire.com/tartan-group/r/unlimited-flights-in-costa-rica-for-time-restrained-travelers,c9200390
Lonely Planet released a list of the Top 10 Costa Rica stops for first-timers. Great coverage of the whole country and includes just about everything you would want to see / experience. If you are planning your first trip to Costa Rica this serves as a good starting point.
1. Monteverde and Santa Elena
2. Volcán Arenal
3. Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
4. Reggae in Puerto Viejo
5. Parque Nacional Tortuguero
6. Mal País & Santa Teresa
7. Central Valley thrills
8. Playa Sámara
10. Cerro Chirripó
You can find the full article and what they had to say about each location below:
In the Untied States when you buy a cell phone from a dealer it is typically "LOCKED" to that carrier's network. In Costa Rica that is not the case, in fact the Superintendencia de Comunicaciones (Sutel) has deemed it illegal.
The Sutel is clear, operators in Costa Rica cannot block a cellular phone's software in any way.
Read the whole story from inside Costa Rica here: http://insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2011/december/08/costarica11120807.htm
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From Their Facebook page:
The Envision Music, Art and Sacred Movement Festival will take place March 1st-4th of 2012 on the Southern Paciific coast of Costa Rica.
2012 Lineup : Beats Antique (live set feat. David Satori & Sidecar Tommy) - Lucent Dossier Experience - Random Rab - Govinda - Opiuo - GAUDI - Sonambulo - Santos y Zurdo - Love & Light - Phadroid - Calavera La Canalla - Russ Liquid - Ill-Esha - Kaminanda - Mashimon - Inti Tribe - Kalya Scintilla - The Human Experience - Future Simple Project - Jillian Ann - Bird of Prey - Digital Rust and more!
Envision This ~
Warm waves, sandy bays, enchanted waterfalls, and crimson sunsets...
Howler monkeys, sea turtles, dolphins and scarlet macaws...
Bonfires and firedancing on the beach under the stars...
Surfing, diving, paragliding, kayaking, horserides, canopy tours, and jungle walks...
Yoga, dance, movement, permaculture, and eco-educational workshops...
And, of course, epic art and music...
Envision a mix of conscious people from around the globe gathered to share an elevated experience of culture, spirit and community in stunning raw nature!
Join us in this magical place where time slows down and the outside world drops away... come dance, play, celebrate, love, learn, teach, co-create, co-inspire and transform our consciousness and our world.
With the collaboration of myriad talented allies, both local and international, we aim to co-create an event inspired by and inspiring the positive collective consciousness of all who are involved for the betterment of ourselves and of the planet.
By bringing people together through music, art and sacred movement in one of the most gorgeous natural settings on the planet we offer an opportunity to celebrate our spirits, heal our bodies and minds, and recharge and revitalize our souls to help us both handle the challenges and realize the opportunites of our rapidly changing world.
See you there.
Follow Envision on Twitter and RT to your crew!
Volunteer, Vending and Performer Applications are available online: www.EnvisionFestival.com
Flights are extremely reasonable for an International Destination Festival.
Shuttles and buses are available from San Jose, CR to our festival site.
Rent ATV's, bikes - find someone with motorcycle or horse...or walk and feel the ocean breezes as you make your own on the dance floor or to the beach to hit the surf.
If you can produce short films this is the perfect opportunity to travel for free and have some great experiances. I can only assume since they are trying to sell a lifestyle you will get to do some interesting stuff.
RUN (with your fingers) here to Apply!
Michael Karsh of LiveOrRetireOverseas.com is looking for a videographer to shoot the next two destinations in his video series. This assignment will be to record footage for two hour-long shows about living or retiring in Granada and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. You’ll be shooting street scenes, housing, attractions, interviews with expats and locals, restaurants, bars, nightlife, hotels, hospitals, markets, groceries, etc.
The assignment will be 5 weeks long and will begin in early January.
· Roundtrip Airfare
· Accommodations with private room
· All transportation in-country
· A small per diem
· Some ability to speak Spanish
· Must have samples of previous work
· Can work with little supervision
· Can seize the moment without direction when a photo opp presents itself
· Have insurance on your gear
· HD Camera
· Fluid- head tripod
· Wireless Lavalier Mic (preferably two)
· Boom Mic
· Folding reflector
· Simple light-weight Steadicam (or ability to keep camera steady when walking)
More information provided upon receiving application.
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Woah DUDE!! This is a great deal for Surfers coming to Costa Rica. Checking your board has never been easier!
JetBlue on Wednesday launched flights to two new Latin American cities from their hub at New York’s JFK International Airport: Liberia, Costa Rica and La Romana, Dominican Republic.
JetBlue’s second destination in Costa Rica, Liberia is home to the new Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in the country’s Guanacaste region, a growing haven for ecotourists and surfers. In fact, during the first month of service, JetBlue will waive baggage fees for travelers who check surfboards.
Originally announced in July, flights to Liberia will operate four times weekly. Fares start at $119 if booked by December 1st.
New York (JFK) to Liberia (LIR):
Depart – Arrive
9:40 a.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Liberia (LIR) to New York (JFK):
Depart – Arrive
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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It was an early Saturday Morning. (8am is early for me) I had been working until 2 am the previous night but I was determined to make it to the Feria Agricola y Artesanal (Agricultural and Crafts Fair). A weekly event in Puerto Viejo filled with amazing fruits, vegetables, dairy, home made: Chocolates, bread, honey and much more... A joy for both the taste buds and the eyes.Located in the center of town in the space that is normally reserved for the PV Flea Market, right next to the hardware store. If something catches your eye and is foreign to you, don't hesitate to ask questions. The purveyors are very proud of their products and love to share information... and sometimes a taste!
As you can see it is not huge unlike some of the 2 city block long farmer's markets in Chicago, but there is plenty to take in.
First stop: A cup of much needed coffee courtesy of Paul from Caribeans Coffee and Chocolates. Now I can almost fully open my eyes.
Here are some of the great products that Caribeans offers: Organic and Fair Trade - Coffee, Cacao, Chocolate and Honey.
Conveniently right next to Caribeans is a young lady making empenadas from scratch. Chicken, beef or Vegie... "One of each please" Yum!
Now with my hands full with a cup of coffee and 3 empenadas I go to take a look around... and take some pictures. (I'm sure it was a funny site)
Eggs eggs eggs. I almost never see a white egg here in Costa Rica. I also noticed that the yolks are much more delicate than the eggs I find in the States. The
yolk always breaks.
There is a flower and plant vendor there. Who always has a beautiful selection.
One of the fruit and Veg vendors I regularly visit. I doubt he is Jewish but I see a lot of people wearing a Star of David here, I need to ask him why next time.
Ana smell testing the first Bell Peper I have found here. It was so fragrant and full of flavor. I hope they return.
A whole cooler full of homemade Natilla (in Costa Rica Natilla is similar to Sour Cream)
There is no shortage of Plantains here.
It's also not to difficult to find Bananas.. they grow in my back yard.
These are "Snake Fruit" or Salak. Very tasty. Native to Bali, a local botanical garden introduced the palm has been harvesting them. Here is some good info - http://gardenhealth.info/2011/04/23/snake-fruit-salak-exotic-strange-and-delicious/
Lots of little kids with their family.
Que grande! Big onions. About as fresh as they get. Thanks for visiting. You can find more photos of the Market here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yippytrip/sets/72157627312785903/with/6044591193/ Please feel free to pass on this link.
Nice guy, we wanted Pitbull but he said he could hook us up with Mark Anthony for half price... Of course I keed
Big setup for such a little guy
He was very nice signing autographs for the ladies
The ladies and this Fanboy. He almost started crying when Mark Anthony shook his hand. Good thing security was close by.
Just kidding the guy rocking the "Cock Fight" hat is Eric from @E's restaurant at Rocking J's. Those guys love their apostrophe's.
Till next time...
Check out our friends at @E's: http://yippytrip.com/eatates/
And their awesome mexican BBQ Saturday Special: http://yippytrip.com/event/20/
Very interesting read, not sure what to make of it. I have to assume that the "War against drugs" must very difficult here. Didn't know this was in Chicago...:
Found here: insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2011/october/25/costarica11102502.htm
The heads of 13.000 police officials around the world, recognized the work of a narcotics officer in Costa Rica as the best in the world. The award was bestowed on the agent, whose identity was withheld, in a conference held in Chicago by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
The agent was honoured for his work in fighting international drug trafficking and primarily for his role in the capture of alleged Colombian drug trafficker, Alexander Leudo Nieves, who was one of the most wanted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The capture occurred in Santa Domingo de Heredia three months back.
Leudo was even able to obtain Costa Rican nationalization which is now impeding efforts to extradite him to the United States.
The best police officer in the world forms part of Costa Rica's Policía de Control de Drogas (PCD) and has a record of participating in a number of international investigations in 2010 and 2011.
The nomination of "agent X" was made by the DEA to the police chiefs association that represents 13.000 police officials in 81 countries, including the United States and Mexico.
The officer's identity is not revealed for security reasons.
During the conference on Monday the Chiefs also recognized the important work of other police officials involved in investigations to stop Mexican, Colombian, Costa Rican and other drug traffickers.
The authorities of Costa Rica's Ministerio de Seguridad Pública sent congratulations to both agent X and other officers urging others to follow this example and that of many others who excel in their daily work.
The director of the DEA office in Costa Rica, Philip Springer, nominated agent X for the award, calling the work of the agent as the backbone of each case they investigate.
According to Springer, "he simply is a great person. In my 26 years in law enforcement, I have rarely met anyone like him. This is what we all investigators should aspire to be. We are very proud of him".
Meanwhile, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, Anne S. Andrew, said that "agent X is a special police officer, a role model for integrity and public service and a valuable partner for us in our work with the Ministry of Public Security to help ensure that Costa Rica is a place safer for its citizens".
Check these guys out! All FORBESY and stuff.
Congratz! Great article. These guys are top notch. Very interesting read as well as inspirational. I think my favorite part of the article was Jack's Bar Mitzvah photo:
You're all grown-up now.
This is how I know Jack:
I have photos of Mondo look WAAAAYYYY different then the ones FORBES posted. :)
I occasionally DJ there and let me tell you… they did not even brush the surface on how much fun and partying goes on there.
Check out my blog post of the last time I played their World Famous 80's Night Here: djMadAdaM.com - Bocas Knows How To Party!
To read the FORBS article: www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2011/10/06/paradise-found-four-guys-live-the-dream-in-panama/2/
To check out Mondo Taitu's YIPPYtrip profile/specials here: yippytrip.com/mondotaitu
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Found here: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/new-packaging-tells-you-how-to-reuse-it-creatively.php
New Packaging Tells You How to Reuse It Creatively
A tub of paint can be turned into a lamp (bottom) while its lid becomes a clock (top) in these creative reuse ideas by Luis Carlos Calderón.
Creative crafters can come up with all sorts of beautiful and innovative ways to turntrash into treasure. But faced with a empty plastic bottle or packing carton, most people -- even those who know reuse gets more environmental points than recycling -- are going to take the path of least resistance and chuck it into a bin.
A clever idea out of Costa Rica, however, aims to increase reuse by giving consumers clever reutilization ideas right on the product packages themselves.
Reuse Ideas On Packaging
"We put ideas in everyone's hands" is the slogan of Quehagoconesto.org (meaning "What do I do with this"), a project that has succeeded in getting several Central American brands to incorporate reuse-instruction labels -- bearing ideas generated by design students -- onto their packaging.
Reuse labels on a jar of hair gel, a lightbulb box, a pack of toilet paper, and a food container. Photo: Quehagoconesto.org.
A big tub of Plastigel hair gel, for example, has icons on its label suggesting reuse as a fish tank, a napkin holder, half of a set of barbells, or a planter. A packing box could be turned into a table, a shoe rack, an iPod holder, or a model plane.
Read the rest of the story HERE
Wow! Didn't expect this.
Construction begins on the first Monday of January 2012 with an expected completion date of October 1st 2012 (we'll se about that).
The future Hard Rock Cafe Costa Rica will be located in the complex which houses the Ramada Herradura Hotel and Convention Center.
For more details click here
Scouring the internet I happened upon this new and very positive review of Koki Beach in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
I agree with everything it says. Great place to visit if you are in town.
Here is the Article:
Maxing Out the Puerto Viejo Vibe at Koki BeachSuffice to say, the atmosphere in Puerto Viejo, which is located in the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, is quite different from the beach towns facing the Pacific. For one, Puerto Viejo has a more reggae bit to it, livelier, and arguably closer to Mother Nature. Amidst all of the beaches, hotels, and restaurants in Puerto Viejo, perhaps nothing could be much closer to this observed feel than KOKi Beach.
READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE HERE
Ana and I were getting cabin fever spending all of our time either inside working on the site, or at a Disco working (I DJ for a living). We missed the sun and the beach. What better way to get reacquainted then to head out in the the deep blue on an awesome fishing, snorkeling, drinking, laughing expedition. We were invited by the friendly folks at Wahoo Fishing and Tours for Fishing in Puerto Viejo. Owned and operated by Nick and Janet they really know how to cover all of the bases when out at sea. We set our alarm for 7am the previous night. Waking upt that early we came to the conclusion that we would need at least an hour to wake up, drink some coffee, get ready and meet the boat at 8am (we live about 2 min away on scooter). We made it just in time.
Ana getting ready for the trip, and by getting ready I mean sitting back and relaxing.
2 of the 3 Wahoo Crew (Janet and Nick) loading up the boat. Nice shirt! That would look great on me wink.. wink...
Here is their awesome hunting machine. This is like a stealth bomber to fish and just as effective. They should be afraid... very afraid.
About 10 min after we launched we started seeing dolphins. It's always a treat here because they are completely wild. They swam next to the boat for a good 10 min and then prob got board of us. Also note how calm the water is, Lake Michigan is rougher than the Caribbean was on this day.
Lots of great equipment on the boat. Different lures, fish finder/GPS, live bait well etc...
Always remember folks Safety First! Obviously for someone else...
All this fancy equipment and this is what our master fisherman (and local) Pino prefers... He also will get the most bites guaranteed.
We started getting the gear ready to fish but first we needed bait... Luckily Janet knew just what to make to score the good stuff. We set up the trap waited patiently and BAM...
We got our first bite. He was a fighter but we managed to subdue it.
You have to keep bait fresh and alive.
Just incase the fish didn't find him tasty we also had a bait well full of sardines.
We decided to release the big guy but he was skeptical about us and on guard for the rest of the trip.
Ana was getting hungry so I got down to business.
Bite! I think Janet scored the first one. She has a secret technique to lure the fish. I think she used the same technique to catch Captain Nick...
This guy drinks like a ....
Sorry, you're not getting any help from me. I want to eat you.
A little later we decided to do a little snorkeling to cool off. Lots of beautiful coral and I swam through a school of Jacks. We lost Pino for a little bit. Pino swims about 30 miles an hour and can hold his breath for a ridiculous amount of time, I think he takes the power from all the fish he kills, like that guy from HEROS. When we found him he had a nice lobster in hand...
Couldn't ask for a better day.
Sunny, calm, biting fish, just what we needed.
Pino decided he wanted to keep this one.
Thanks for reading.
Be on the lookout for our Puerto Viejo Activities Video featuring Wahoo and other great things to do in The Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica area.
For more info on Wahoo Fishing & Tours visit their YIPPYtrip page:
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WHOLE FOODS announces EARTH University contest, which includes a stay in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica!!
From the WHOLE FOODS website:
This back-to-school season, we're teaming up with EARTH University to give our customers a chance to win a trip to Costa Rica to visit EARTH University's lush campus in Guácimo, Limón. We think this field trip knocks the socks off the planetarium, the post office and — believe it or not — the zoo.
Five winners will embark on a seven-day Costa Rican adventure where they will:
- Experience EARTH's hands-on approach to education in sustainable agriculture, responsible business and community development.
- Get their hands dirty working on the university's farm where the creamy, responsibly-produced Whole Trade EARTH University bananas are grown.
- Discover how EARTH's innovative growing, packaging and shipping methods are helping to save our planet's precious resources.
- Explore vibrant Costa Rica, relax on the majestic beaches of Puerto Viejo, sample local cuisine and take a boat trip along the coast in search of dolphins.
For more details on this trip, check out the full itinerary and be sure to enter by September 30, 2011. No purchase necessary.
EARTH University Foundation was formed to support the educational vision of Costa Rica-based EARTH University through generous gifts from the global community and other programs and initiatives. The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
EARTH University is an international institution created out of a deep conviction that the environmental and social challenges confronting the planet can be resolved through education that promotes science, technology and entrepreneurship while focusing on essential human values, leadership and a commitment to social and environmental service. EARTH offers an undergraduate program in agricultural sciences and the rational use of natural resources leading to the licenciatura degree. The campus is located in Guacimo, Limon Province, Costa Rica.
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