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Pavones, Costa Rica - Life in Pavones.  Blog about life in Pavones from surfing, meeting the locals, local businesses, activities, town events, news, flora and fuana to wildlife and more.

  • Pavones, Costa Rica – April 19th, 2012

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    April 20th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    Pavones – The swell arrived yesterday and it did not dissapoint.  We had shoulder to overhead plus waves yesterday.  Unfortunately the wind got on it around mid-morning but we still had good conditions throughout the day.  

    If you are planning on visiting Pavones, please contact us and we’ll find you a place to stay!

    Pavones Surf

    This local kid was enjoying some nice waves rolling through.

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    Racing down the line!

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    Ted having fun with this one!

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    Oh snap! Hope this guy brought down another board or two.

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    Speechless.

    Surfing Pavones

    This lady picked off a nice inside wave.

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    Nice one dude!

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    Yeah Peter!

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    Check out this local getting shacked!

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    Nice hack!

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – April 3rd, 2012

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    April 3rd, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    Semana Santa is upon us.  We have had some solid surf the past week.  We should start to see the swell dwindle down for the rest of the week though.  We had solid shoulder to overhead surf the past week with good conditions.  We also had a nice crowd too due to the holiday week.  We’ve been getting a little rain here and there but definitely seeing changes in the weather.

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – March 24th, 2012

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    March 24th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    We had some great surf this past week.  Surf height ranged from waist to head high+ with fair to good conditions.  We got some rain too for the first time this year.  What a refreshing feeling as we had gone months with just hot and dry weather.  Hopefully we can start seeing a little more moisture as it is super dry here to help all the flora and fauna and the low water wells too!

    Pavones Surf

    This local was ripping this wave.  

    Surfing Pavones

    This was a fun chest high wave that snuck by the crowd.

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    The corner at low tide.

    Yellow Cortez Tree in Costa Rica

    Great time of year to be here in Pavones, Costa Rica.  Lots of trees blooming right now, above is the yellow Cortez tree showing off its bright yellow flowers.

    Gallinazo Tree in Costa Rica

    This tree I believe is called a gallinazo tree.  This along with the Cortez are scattered throughout the area.

     

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – March 14th, 2012

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    We had some great surfing conditions today as the swell finally arrived overnight with overhead + surf.  Conditions were near perfect this morning.  The wind turned around mid-morning but waves were surfable all day!

    March 14th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    Pavones Surf

    Laura showing us how it’s done when we get some big and fun surf.  She always finds the best set waves!

    Pavones Surf

    When its on, its on!  This wave is like a machine and she will eat you up if you’re not ready!

    Pavones Surf

    One other thing that is for certain besides death and taxes, and that is local Jimmy tearing it up when he hits the line-up.

    Pavones Surf

    Billy from Casa Tranquillo displaying a smooth bottom turn on this wave.

     

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – March 10th, 2012

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    March 10th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica We had some fun surf again today.  Waves were shoulder to head high with no wind this morning. Pavones Surf Tommy carved up this wave with a nice cutback right in the pocket Surf in Pavones These girls making sure they get a good stretch in before heading out in the line up. Surf in Pavones Alex from Sea Kings Surf Shop catching a fun set wave. Surfing Pavones This tourist is making the most out of the surf we’ve had the past two days.

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – March 9th, 2012

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    March 10th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    We finally got some waves today!  The waves were in the shoulder to head high range with occasionally 1 foot overhead sets.  The tide dropped fast this morning and the wind got on it around mid morning.  Stay tuned for more of the Pavones Surf Report this weekend.

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – March 2nd, 2012

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    March 2nd, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    Shooting Star Studio offers variety of yoga classes such as bikram, ashtanga, yoga 4 surf, private lessons and more.  In addition, Shooting Star Studio offers retreat packages individuals, or small to larger groups.  The studio has an amazing set up surrounded in tropical gardens and is just 30 meters from Pavones beach.  From the yoga deck you can see the waves rolling through the Pavones point, the second longest left handed wave in the world.  In addition to this, Shooting Star Studio has been offering meditation classes every Friday evenings at 4pm.  For more information please check out the Shooting Star Studio website and contact Amy for any inquires or questions regarding yoga classes or retreats.

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – March 1st, 2012

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    March 1st, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    When you visit Pavones, you have to check out El Terruno de Ronital one of my favorite local restaurants in Pavones.  Located next to Casa Tranquillo and a two minute walk from the soccer field, this restaurant has some of the tastiest food I’ve had in town.  They are open for diner at 6pm-10pm all days of the week.  Ronald, the owner is one of the nicest guys in town and is always up for a great conversation.

    El Terruno de Ronital offer up a huge variety of food.  They have the Casado which is the typical Costa Rican dish with your choice of meat, chicken, fillet fish, shrimp, rice, beans and a salad.  They also offer beef tenderloin and pork cooked over their grill covered with their tasty soy glazed sauce.  My favorite dish of all is the whole fish snapper with rice, beans, salad and patacones (fried plantains).  It’s a feast so bring your appetite.  They also make pasta, vegetarian, and rice dishes.

    This is one place you must experience if you are looking for some great local food.

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – February 29th, 2012

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    February 29th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    There are three types of monkeys (howler monkey, white face monkey and Squirrel monkey) that you can find here in the Pavones area.   The monkey pictured above is the howler monkey.  Howler monkeys cannot be mistaken by their howl as it is considered the loudest land animal and can be heard up to three miles away.  They are most vocal at dawn and dusk.  These monkeys are claimed to be the laziest in the animal kingdom and spend 80% of their time resting on the dense tree tops in the rain forest.  It is rare that you see them come down from trees.  Their diets mostly consist of leaves, flowers and fruit.  The howler monkey can grow from 56 to 92 cm (not including tail) and weigh between 15-20 pounds.  The lifespan of a howler monkey ranges between 15 to 20 years.  All howler monkeys travel in groups.

    Most tourists who hear howler monkeys for the first time think its some type of big animal like a guerrilla!  But don’t be alarmed, they are not aggressive and they keep their distance from humans.

     

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  • Pavones, Costa Rica – February 28, 2012

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    February 28th, 2012 – Pavones, Costa Rica

    We have been waiting patiently for some swell to come in.  This whole past week has been small and unimpressive.  Today waves were in the knee to waist high range.  The forecast does not look promising but we are hoping to get a little bump on Saturday and Sunday.  This is the time of year to grab the snorkel gear and go spearfishing.

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