Bahia Salinas is a beautiful hidden gem located northwest of Guanacaste, very close to Nicaragua. It is in fact the natural border separating the territories of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It is characterized by its pristine beaches, spectacular views and strong winds. The bay area is also known for its beautiful turquoise waters and marine ecosystem.
As a vacation destination, Bahia Salinas has something for everyone: if relaxation is the goal, its unspoiled beaches and stunning landscapes are the perfect recipe; if the goal is to explore the wilderness, its wildlife refuges and small islands are ideal; or if the goal is to feel the adrenaline of kitesurfing, it’s the location.
Specifically, Copal Beach is the kitesurfing capital of the country. For almost 200 days, from March to November, it offers the best wind conditions. This makes it the ideal place for anyone wishing to practice this extreme sport.
Experienced kite surfers particularly appreciate this beach. Nonetheless, beginners or anyone looking to improve their skills can book lessons as they are widely available. It is recommended to spend a few days in the region, since kitesurfing is not a sport that is learned quickly. Before even thinking about jumping into the water, you have to receive a lot of lessons on dry land.
Although most of the beaches remain in their natural state, there are seaside resorts in the region that offer all the luxury and comfort for a very pleasant vacation. Several hotels offer upscale suites, stunning pools, spa treatments, and other amenities.
Throughout the year, several camps and events are planned for both tourists and locals. Efforts are being made by business owners, who are trying to promote Bahia Salinas as the ideal destination for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Last weekend a kitesurfing event was organized with several hotels. It brought together some of the best kitesurfers in the world, in a one-of-a-kind event in Bahia Salinas.
Nicola Bertoldi, owner of the hotel, mentioned that “companies and community organizations have joined forces to organize a professional exhibition at the highest level in order to position our country, and in particular Bahía Salinas, as a unique kitesurfing destination. “.
There is no place like Bahia Salinas for vacations or kitesurfing: deserted beaches, sunshine, surrounded by nature, great ocean currents and perfect wind conditions, exquisite views and the friendliness of the locals , eager to make everyone spend a splendid moment.