Costa Kite
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Costa Kite is a kitesurf school in Costa Rica where our main goal is teaching our students this amazing and fun sport. Our kiteboarding School is located in breathtaking Salinas Bay, one of the top beaches in Costa Rica (Central America), famous for its consistent strong winds.
La Cruz, Costa Rica

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Grant S
5 contributions
Mar 2021
Overall we had a fantastic time! Was there with my wife, and I did the 3 day beginner Kite course. She stayed at the hotel (Nandel Beach Resort) during the 3 hour daily kite lessons. Hotel/resort is simple and smaller, but it was nice, clean, friendly staff, restaurant on site, and relaxing environment. Instruction lasted 3 hours each day, which left plenty of time to enjoy the hotel or surrounding area after kite lessons. The 3 day beginner course was a lot of fun, wish I had more time/days to expand on the lessons. It was definitely harder than I thought it was going to be, but was able to get up and do short rides on the 3rd day. The instructors were professional, friendly, and accommodating. The communication from the owner and instructors regarding lodging, class times/meeting, transportation, and weather, was all great. We coordinated lodging and the kite classes through Costa Kite and everything went super smooth. A really fun time and experience with good people. Would highly recommend!
Written March 14, 2021
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333rollerblader
Dublin Ohio2 contributions
Feb 2020
First let me say I am a 59 year old woman, so you will have a frame of reference. The first day it was not windy (which is VERY unusual) so we learned how to set up the kite, and the basics of wind direction, this took about an hour. If you are a woman WEAR A ONE PIECE, I will explain why later, also BRING SUNSCREEN, SUNGLASSES with a BAND so they stay on, a jug of WATER, and VERY important water shoes or water clogs. This will be explained later too. We did stay at Costa Kite, the $5 breakfast was good, scrambled eggs, coffee toast, fresh pineapple and bananas, please know this is a 'rustic' stay, there is no A/C (they said typically this is not an issue because there is a breeze, but there wasn't a breeze so we were hot, we paid for private bedroom and bathroom, downstairs bedroom with private bath where my BIL and SIL was much cooler . There is no hot water, and shower pressure pretty minimal, but again this is not resort living, this is about young adults having a great time teaching lessons, they were all so nice to the four 'old' people. My young adult children would have LOVED the place! They did have a pool. Second day the wind was back, so it was to be a 5 hour lesson, we paid for two days of lessons 3 hours each day. After a couple of hours my BIL who is 67 was too exhausted to continue, as one has to get into the water and practice being dragged by the kite of your side while learning to control your kite, it can be exhausting and frustrating. My husband 61 years old hung in for about 3.5 hours (he had stepped on a sea urchin (no water shoes) and being dragged hit his toe on a rock and broke it. I did the entire 5 hours , I am pretty physically fit, Fernando said most people do not get up on the board until day 3 or 4, so somewhere between 6-9 hours of lessons, I wish I had known that going in, we would have planned to stay a third day, I did say I wanted to try the board so Fernando said OK and I was able to get up the second time pretty easily, but I still need more time to practice with the kite control, it was a RUSH to be able to do it though. Women wear a one piece, it will protect your rib cage from the harness, and also many times my bottom of my bikini did not want to stay on while being dragged in the water. I did buy water clogs for the second day and they worked GREAT! We also went out swimming the first morning around 10:30 and we were literally surrounded by HUGE sea turtles, it was magical, we were about 100 yards off shore just hanging out. We ate at an amazing place in town, Alonzo owner and server, I think it was called Tae Tae seafood. Have them make you whatever fish was brought in that morning you will be amazed. Also get fried plantains they are made very well, perfection actually...the lobster was slightly overcooked , go for the fish. I would say if you are considering it, DO IT, had we had three days I know we would have all conquered it. Stay at Costa Kite, and go in with the attitude that young adults are interesting, they are from Spain, Russia, Czech Republic , sit on their large deck upstairs and talk, they are smart interesting young people, you won't regret it, go OUTSIDE your comfort zone!
Written March 4, 2020
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GoFlyHigher
Bristol, UK5 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
I chose Costa Kite because of the photos of their kite villa - it didn’t disappoint. Bright, airy and clean. But bring ear plugs. They make a great breakfast daily for $5. Fernando and Sebastian offer to take you out every night for dinner and sometimes to watch a beach sunset.
Every day I was there it was windy. Super windy on some days! The instructors are friendly and good teachers.
The sun is super strong - bring Lycra and strong suncream!
I got the public bus both ways from Liberia - it’s very straightforward and less than $3. Ask the guys for more details.
Written February 15, 2019
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Max S
3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Did not have a great experience here in February 2022. Materials are old (holes in kites) and quality of lessons is poor, they send you in the sea without a headset so you are just learning it yourself as if you have no instructor. Spoke with other tourists and they had better experiences at other schools. I would recommend taking lessons at another school when visiting salinas bay!
Written February 3, 2022
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shutt2033
Seaside, Oregon21 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Costa kite was great. We had a group of 5 at different levels and they did great with us all. Everything from scheduling the lessons, pick up from the hotel and lessons of course were great! We all learned a lot while having a great time! Staff was all very helpful and friendly. Overall great experience!!
Written December 19, 2016
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Björn W
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Friends
They provide both kite training, rentals and accommodation. The equipment and accommodation had basic standard but fully functional. Super friendly crew, good at giving instructions. Really enjoyed my stay
Written March 2, 2020
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Dan D
Dublin, OH9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We booked 2 days of lessons with Costa Kite. The wind was not too accommodating but the instruction and the people made it great, Fernando, Alex and Alex and the team were great and a lot of fun to be around.

We were a group of 4, all around 60 years old trying Kite Surfing for the first time. We found it difficult but not too much so, with more than 2 lessons I think we all could have figured it out.

The accommodations were rustic but clean. The breakfast was very good. It was very hot when we were there and there is no AC but it did cool off in the evening. The location has a beautiful view!

Thanks to the team at Costa Kite and good luck on all your future plans and adventures!

Dan, Ann, Joel and Christy
Written February 29, 2020
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Scottst100
1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Solo
You’re not going to find better instructors than these guys. They have top notch equipment and really go the extra mile.
Written March 16, 2018
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fq01
New York City, NY6 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
I had a great time on a 6-day stay with Costa Kite. It's a terrific place to learn kiting, the water wasn't crowded with kiters - and the acommodations were just simple and exactly the right setup for a kite vacation. Fernando and Sebastian were fantastic instructors, friendly, and most evenings involved an awesome / casual group dinner. Highly recommend CostaKite to anyone looking to learn this sport...
Written March 11, 2018
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alattia
New York City, New York1 contribution
Dec 2016 • Solo
I always say travel experience is a package. This time I went Solo to only do Kitesurfing with Costakite and found the spot to be very interesting and beautiful. What is nice also is the kindness and support I found in the team Fernando and Sebastien are both excellent guys who did their best to make me feel comfortable and supported. That is why I call it a good package and I highly recommend this spot for beginners and pros alike.
Written December 21, 2016
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