SUP Costa Rica with the Vista Guapa and YOLO crew.
A YOLO Experience at Vista Guapa
Vista Guapa Surf Camp, a proud partner of YOLO Board, will present three distinct installments of their highly anticipated YOLO Experience camps with special guests and dates set for the 2015 season. Camp ambassador Mark Salvetti will host ‘Marko’s Mardi Gras YOLO’ February 14th to February 20th, YOLO Board Team Rider Michael “Westy” Westenberger leads ‘Westy’s Spring YOLO’ March 21st to March 27th and CrossSUP founder Christian Cook closes the series with ‘Christian’s Summer YOLO’ set for July 25th to July 31st. Reservations are now being accepted for the limited opportunity SUP/surf adventure camps with the Mardi Gras YOLO Experience already sold out.
With just 12 guests per camp, the YOLO Experience offers a personalized weeklong adventure vacation with SUP and surf lessons from top local watermen including Vista Guapa co-owner Alvaro Solano, a seven-time national surfing champion and one-time masters champion. The small group environment allows for instruction to be tailored to the individual making it perfect for anything from aspiring novices to seasoned wave riders. Spend your days surfing and SUPing at the best surf breaks on Costa Rica’s breathtaking Pacific Coast along with receiving fitness training and photography instruction, participating in sightseeing excursions and enjoying homemade local cuisine.
Vista Guapa camp ambassador Mark Salvetti, enjoying his time in Costa Rica.
“Alvaro, Wendy and their crew do an amazing job making everyone feel welcome and at home at Vista Guapa,” adds Westy, Director of Operations at Chicago Paddle Company. “In addition to surfing world class waves with the best instruction available, you’re also getting an insider glimpse into the Costa Rican lifestyle. After a busy season of racing, teaching, and working, this trip is a highlight for me.”
Recently honored with a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2014, Vista Guapa is a tranquil five-acre tropical oasis on a secluded hillside overlooking the Pacific yet minutes from the town center of Jaco. Guest accommodations include three air-conditioned guest bungalows, each featuring two rooms with private bathrooms and decks with hammocks and ocean views, a main house for group gatherings, a swimming pool and two open air Yoga pavilions. A recent TripAdvisor® guest review characterizes the onsite staff, “Not only were they extremely knowledgeable about local sites, flora and the surfing conditions, they were extremely friendly and full of positive attitude. Every little request was met with a smile and a ‘no problem’.”
Pricing for the Vista Guapa YOLO Experience is $1,700 per person for six nights of double occupancy with additional nights available on a pro-rated basis. Rates include SUP surfing and flat water paddling instruction, surf paddle and race technique instruction, morning workouts, a yoga session, an excursion to a national park or waterfall hike, airport transfer to/from San Jose and daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For more information or to make reservations, contact Mark Salvetti: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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