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 Playa Copal

Costa Rica, Guanacaste

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 11° 1.734' N
Longitude: 85° 42.302' W

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English (Translate this text in English): Playa Copal located in the bay called Bahia Salinas is on the north pacific coast in the Guanacaste province. A long drive from San Jose, you can get internal flights to regional airports.

Playa Copal located in the bay called Bahia Salinas is on the north pacific coast in the Guanacaste province. A long drive from San Jose, you can get internal flights to regional airports.

English (Translate this text in English): Playa Copal located in the bay called Bahia Salinas is on the north pacific coast in the Guanacaste province. A long drive from San Jose, you can get internal flights to regional airports.

English (Translate this text in English): Playa Copal located in the bay called Bahia Salinas is on the north pacific coast in the Guanacaste province. A long drive from San Jose, you can get internal flights to regional airports.

English (Translate this text in English): Playa Copal located in the bay called Bahia Salinas is on the north pacific coast in the Guanacaste province. A long drive from San Jose, you can get internal flights to regional airports.

Distance to a city Week-end trip

Access time Instant access (< 5min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

Public access? Public access

Special access No access issues

 Kite Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Bahia Salinas

Spot quality Great

Experience Intermediate

Type Beach

Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf, Good for WindSurf

Style Freestyle, Freeride, Bump & Jump, Long distance, Speed

Day timing Morning, Afternoon, Evening 

Dangers  

Week crowd Few surfers

Week-end crowd Few surfers

Environment

Water quality Clean

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Bottom Sandy with rock, Deep

Tide No tide dependency

Amenities

Camping, Hotel, Rental, School

Local wind

Type Venturi wind

Force Strong ( > 25 knots)

Main dir. NorthEast

Best dir. NorthEast

Best dir. relative Side-onshore

Period From November to May

More infos 

English (Translate this text in English): The seasonal trade winds come with the dry season. At the beginning of the season (November) the wind starts blowing at around 8am in the morning and blows until early afternoon. By the end of December it can be blowing 24/7. They start from about 15 knots in November and build to 25-30 knots in December-January. It can blow over 40 knots here so bring a small kite!The direction is almost a perfect side-shore with a starboard tack (wind over your right shoulder) on the way out, port tack back to the beach.

The seasonal trade winds come with the dry season. At the beginning of the season (November) the wind starts blowing at around 8am in the morning and blows until early afternoon. By the end of December it can be blowing 24/7. They start from about 15 knots in November and build to 25-30 knots in December-January. It can blow over 40 knots here so bring a small kite!The direction is almost a perfect side-shore with a starboard tack (wind over your right shoulder) on the way out, port tack back to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): The seasonal trade winds come with the dry season. At the beginning of the season (November) the wind starts blowing at around 8am in the morning and blows until early afternoon. By the end of December it can be blowing 24/7. They start from about 15 knots in November and build to 25-30 knots in December-January. It can blow over 40 knots here so bring a small kite!The direction is almost a perfect side-shore with a starboard tack (wind over your right shoulder) on the way out, port tack back to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): The seasonal trade winds come with the dry season. At the beginning of the season (November) the wind starts blowing at around 8am in the morning and blows until early afternoon. By the end of December it can be blowing 24/7. They start from about 15 knots in November and build to 25-30 knots in December-January. It can blow over 40 knots here so bring a small kite!The direction is almost a perfect side-shore with a starboard tack (wind over your right shoulder) on the way out, port tack back to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): The seasonal trade winds come with the dry season. At the beginning of the season (November) the wind starts blowing at around 8am in the morning and blows until early afternoon. By the end of December it can be blowing 24/7. They start from about 15 knots in November and build to 25-30 knots in December-January. It can blow over 40 knots here so bring a small kite!The direction is almost a perfect side-shore with a starboard tack (wind over your right shoulder) on the way out, port tack back to the beach.

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): This is the sunniest and driest side of Costa Rica. Around this bay there are very beautiful and little-unknown beaches. The bay is also home to an island with a white beach and turquoise water, famous because it is an important nesting spot for birds. In front of the kite beach you can also enjoy half mile of reef with complete flat water.

This is the sunniest and driest side of Costa Rica. Around this bay there are very beautiful and little-unknown beaches. The bay is also home to an island with a white beach and turquoise water, famous because it is an important nesting spot for birds. In front of the kite beach you can also enjoy half mile of reef with complete flat water.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the sunniest and driest side of Costa Rica. Around this bay there are very beautiful and little-unknown beaches. The bay is also home to an island with a white beach and turquoise water, famous because it is an important nesting spot for birds. In front of the kite beach you can also enjoy half mile of reef with complete flat water.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the sunniest and driest side of Costa Rica. Around this bay there are very beautiful and little-unknown beaches. The bay is also home to an island with a white beach and turquoise water, famous because it is an important nesting spot for birds. In front of the kite beach you can also enjoy half mile of reef with complete flat water.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the sunniest and driest side of Costa Rica. Around this bay there are very beautiful and little-unknown beaches. The bay is also home to an island with a white beach and turquoise water, famous because it is an important nesting spot for birds. In front of the kite beach you can also enjoy half mile of reef with complete flat water.

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By Anonymous , 23-04-2007

Salinas - It's a fantastic spot, can get very gusty though. We took a 2 day trip from here to ride on Lake Nicaragua, interesting...

By ulf halbgebauer , 28-04-2006

kitesurfing bahia salinas - hi

playa copal is one of the various kitespots in bahia salinas. i am running the restautant in playa copal and also a webpage for local info www.bscr.info

cu soon down here
ulf

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