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Bringing my surf board to Costa Rica

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todd33
3/19/2018 21:34 EST

Surfing has been my latest choice of hobby. When I went to Indonesia and experienced surfing for the first time, I immediately fell in love with the sport. So when I got back to the states the first thing I did was invest in a good 9” surfboard. It did come with a price I must say it’s totally worth it. This April I’m going to Costa Rica and hopefully I can catch some waves in Jaco. By the time I arrive, my brother will be done joining this singles latin tour event and he can join me in Jaco. He said he’ll rent out a board so he can join me. But first, I need to know the basics about bringing a surfboard to another country. Do I need to present papers or something? Also, how much do airlines charge passengers for checked-in sports equipment?

lindyluvsCR
3/23/2018 13:30 EST

I agree with Jethroman. Although not been there, very seldom do I hear a good comment. Lots of crime and prostitutes, so if that is your cup of tea .....

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RebeCR
3/23/2018 11:26 EST

Hey Todd! Costa Rica has so much to offer for surfers- once you feel confident, I highly recommend you take the trip to Pavones in the southern zone - an amazing, world renown left awaits! As for board fees, Jaco is approx 1.5 hrs from the Intl airport in Alajuela so you'll likely drive or take the bus. There can be restrictions on the bus but there are private shuttles too. One little tip: do not, EVER, leave your pretty new 9' board sitting unattended. Keep your eye on it at all times. Have fun!

costarisa1
3/21/2018 07:11 EST

Hola Amigo,

You should not have a problem since hundreds of people travel here with their boards.

In Jacó you can rent a board if you do not want to go to the trouble and expense of bringing one.

Check out this link or call the airlines http://360guide.info/surf-guides/a-z-surfboard-airline-baggage-fees.html#axzz5ANdjWbg9
¡suerte!

Christopher Howard
liveincostarica.com
costaricaspanish.net

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