Monthly Archives August 2012

  • Pavones, Costa Rica – August 16th, 2012

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    August 16th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    Pavones - Today we had another great day of surf.  Conditions were about the same as yesterday though not as consistent.  Waves didn’t start picking up until the incoming tide.  Wave heights were head high to overhead +3 feet.  Here’s some shots from today.  

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – August 15th, 2012

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    August 15th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    Pavones – Today we had great surfing conditions and were blessed with some awesome waves.  Wind was slightly offshore in the morning and light the majority of the day.  Wind turned onshore in the evening but waves were still surfable.  Wave heights ranged from head high to overhead +3 feet with occasional sets close to double over head.  Conditions were great at both low and high tide.  We had a crowd today as well as expected.  Enjoy some shots from today.

    If you are looking for a place to stay please contact us and we’ll find you the perfect place for your trip.

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    PavonesCR.COM - Pavones Surf

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – August 9th, 2012

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    August 8th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    Rambutan - Exotic Fruit in Pavones, Costa Rica

    Pavones – Rambutan or more commonly called Mamon Chino here in Costa Rica is one of the coolest looking fruits around.  Harvested this time of year (just like the Mangosteen) you can see endless bags being sold by street vendors throughout the roads and towns of Costa Rica.  

    The exterior shell of the Rambutan is a soft, rubber-like texture with stiff like bristles.  It’s oval shaped size ranges from 1-2 inches long.  In order to access the fruit inside simply twist the rind and there you will see a juicy white translucent grape-like fruit around an inner seed.  The taste is out of this world.  Some people describe the taste as sweet and slightly mild in flavor, similar to a lychee or longan.   It’s super juicy and addicting to eat!  


    You can get a one pound bag for around $2 here.  

    Rambutan - Exotic Fruit in Pavones, Costa Rica

    Below are some health benefits of the Rambutan that we have taken from this website http://www.101healthyrecipes.com/health-benefits-of-fruit/rambutan-fruit-facts-health-benefits-101.php

    • Rambutan fruit is rich in sugar, mostly fructose and sucrose, but less calories, only around 60 in a fruit. Rambutan fruit is abundant with vitamin C and has potassium, iron, beta carotene or vitamin A, and a little calcium, magnesium zinc, sodium, niacin, fiber and protein.
    • The fruit has been employed in traditional medicine in Malaysia and Indonesia for hundreds of years as a treatment for diabetes, hypertension and various ailments. Besides the antioxidants obtained in its beta carotene and vitamin C, research workers at the Chiang Mai University in Thailand found that the rambutan pulp, seeds and skin have strong, plant based, antioxidants calledflavonoids. Certain kinds of flavonoids are believed to reduce cholesterol and possess anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory attributes.
    • One of many organic compounds contained in the skin is Gallic acid. This compound behaves like a free radical scavenger as it helps protect against oxidative damage in our body and is regarded as a strong aid in the battle against cancer. Due to its extensive antioxidant activity, compared to other exotic fruits like pomegranate, rambutan skin extract may be promoted as a drug or health supplement product.
    • The rambutan is abundant with vitamin C. 10-12 rambutans provide 75-90 mg ascorbic acid, more than double the amount recommended to take daily. An essential antioxidant, vitamin C prevents body cells from being damaged by free radicals and helps the absorption of iron.
    • The fruit also has small quantities of copper, necessary for the creation of white and red blood cells, and also manganese, which our body needs to produce and activate some enzymes.
    • A single serving of rambutan functions as an excellent iron source. The iron in what you eat promotes the correct amount of oxygen inside you, which help stop the dizziness and fatigue due to anemia, an illness caused by low iron.
    • Additionally, you will obtain 4.3% of the daily recommended intake ofphosphorus when you have a serving of rambutan. Phosphorus helps remove waste in your kidneys and is essential for the development, repair and maintenance of tissues and body cells. Rambutan also has a small amount ofcalcium; both phosphorus and calcium work together to fortify your teeth and bones.
    Other Exotic Fruits in Pavones, Costa Rica
    Water Apple
    Biriba
    Mangosteen
     

     

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – August 5th, 2012

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    August 5th, Pavones, Costa Rica

    Pavones - Another great day for surf even with the swell backing off some.  Wave heights in the head high to overhead +2 feet.  We’ve also been enjoying some great weather during the day as well.  Here are some photos from today.  Enjoy!

    If you are looking for a place to stay please contact us and we’ll find you the perfect place for your trip.

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    PavonesCR.com - Pavones Surf

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – August 4th, 2012

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    August 4th, 2012

    Pavones – The swell of the season showed up on Friday afternoon as sized picked up in a hurry. Today we had great conditions with waves well overhead with occasional sets double overhead. The waves were connecting from the point all they way through the inside bay.  We had a good size crowd today and the town was packed with tourists and Costa Rican locals who reside from all parts of the country.   Waves were pretty consistent all day with good size.  There were a lot of snapped boards, barrels, long rides.  Fun times.  Jolly Roger has a live band playing  xylophones tonight and La Manta has video from today’s action playing on the big screen.  They also have a live band playing tonight.  If you’re in town check them out!!  

    Classic Pavones waves today!!

    If you are looking for a place to stay please contact us and we’ll find you the perfect place for your trip.

    PavonesCR.com - Pavones Surf

    PavonesCR.com - Pavones Surf

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – August 2nd, 2012

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    August 2nd, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    Getting to Pavones

    Photo of Cocal Bridge taken on July 26th, 2012

    Pavones - For those of you who are planning on making a trip down to Pavones in the next month or two we want to give you a heads up regarding the Cocal bridge located 10 minutes before Pavones.  Back in August of 2011, the concrete bridge had cracked and was a main conversation here in the areas regarding on getting this fixed or replaced.  The bridge was cracked/broke for just under a year before the municipality of Golfito decided that it was time to fix it before it completely failed.  

    Finally in June 2012, they tore the bridge down and erected a temporary bridge in the mean time.  Now not to get our hopes up, we all know that this could take some time before the new bridge is completed.   We are all taking bets here in town to see how long it will take before the new bridge is completed.  

    The temporary bridge might pose an inconvenience to travelers or locals who are driving 4×4′s as there are height and width restrictions to drive accross the bridge.  This is due to the fact that this is a temporary bridge and they do not want bigger/heavier trucks to cross.  But they made the restrictions too little as the height clearance is only 7 feet 1 inch (See photos below) and width clearance of 9 feet 11 inches .  This poses a problem for those who travel with surfboards on top of the vehicle or those who have a taller vehicle.   So make sure you are ready to take down your boards or at least measure the height of your vehicle before you try to cross the bridge!!

    The clearance not only effects tourists but it also effects the locals who live here.  Take for instance buses, trash trucks, and food vendors.  Buses have to let out the pedestrians one one side of the bridge walk across and get on another bus waiting on the other side.  The trash trucks who pick up trash here in Pavones every Monday morning (before 6:00 am ) can no longer make it into town so locals have to take their own trash from here to the bridge drop it off on the other side so the trash trucks can pick it up there.  Lastly most food vendors who supply the supermarkets and restaurants in town have to come up with alternative transportation methods (smaller vehicles) in order continue providing their supplies as necessary.

    As you can see, living in paradise does create certain challenges that most tourists and foreigners don’t think about.  We are constantly faced with different challenges and obstacles that we must adapt to in order to continue living in such an amazing and remote place in the world.  

    We will be monitoring the bridge and giving you updates on the progress of the bridge.  We are hoping that it gets completed soon.  Stay tuned.

    Getting to Pavones

    Temporary Cocal Bridge – As you can see the height and width restrictions made by metal piping. Height restriction is 7 feet 1 inch and Width restriction is 9 feet 11 inches.
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