Posted by Jonathan Turcotte on September 2, 2010 | No Comments Costa Rica Reviews Paradise Adventures Costa Rica can use more reviews, your feedback is appreciated and used to fine tune and add more to our growing list of activities, your satisfaction is what motivates the PACR crew to do what we do. Everyday we wake up with a goal to share the culture and bio diversity of Costa Rica; not because we have to, because we want to; the more we share this location and experiences with others the longer we are able to enjoy the Pura Vida ourselves. We treat all of our new friends as guest in our home, helping you save money and select tours, location, accommodation and adventures that your interested in. Here at PACR we listen and point you in the right direction based on our own personal experience as well as our previous visitors and new friends. PACR works hard at informing visitors to Costa Rica using online social groups and pages like Facebook and twitter to connect with the customers before they arrive, answering whatever question they may have and taking the time and energy to research there specific vacation needs and desires; no 2 customers are the same and Costa Rica has a variety of options for everyone. Trust the PACR logo we pride ourselves on what we do and guarantee you the best...
Posted by Jonathan Turcotte on July 9, 2010 | No Comments La Fortuna – Costa Rica Paradise Adventures Costa Rica's home in La Fortuna is an enjoyable experience for all , with flowing rivers, natural hot springs, waterfalls, the 33 mile fresh water Lake Arenal, Cerro Chatto Lake , butterfly gardens and a large variety of accommodation and amenities. The many vacationers who find the Pure Vida return home feeling satisfied and relaxed. One of the main reasons La Fortuna is such a go to destination, besides being PACR’s home, is the fact that it’s situated at the base, 4 miles to the Active Arenal Volcano. Visitors can get to Fortuna by Bus, Car or Plane. The road from both of Costa Rica’s airports are paved, well marked with reflectors and scenic, the plane is a 12 passenger that flies low allowing you to see Costa Rica’s beautiful landscapes; sit back and enjoy the many waterfalls, rivers and volcanoes. Coming from Liberia or San Jose takes about 3 hours by car and a little longer by bus. The local busses are super affordable, comfortable and safe, they can pretty much take you anywhere in the whole country. The road from San Jose is mainly straight. Coming from Liberia is hot and straight for the first 3 quarters; the final leg is up in the mountains, through the rain forest and around Lake Arenal Follow link...
Posted by Jonathan Turcotte on April 23, 2010 | No Comments Pura Vida + Adrenalin Paradise Adventures Costa Rica is a tour company that specializes in wakeboarding, wakeskating, surfing and NOW a variety of different tours throughout Costa Rica. All of PACR's tours have been selected with the use of our previous customers satisfaction and companies on the same mission of sharing the real Costa Rica. We work with the smaller more professional organization who care more about your experience than a profit margin. PACR and our new friends believe that quality out performs quantity, we treat visitors like friends in our home, not clients inline at a bank. Check out our testimonials page as well as our Trip Advisor listing for better understanding of why you should choose PACR for your Costa Rica adventure company. Here is a list of some of the new experiences available: Whitewater Rafting – Levels 2 – 5 (ask about the Overnight Camping) Zip lining (longest, tallest and fastest) Bungee Jumping – Old bridge of Colorado, one of the tallest in the world, 80meters Tarzan Swing Horseback Riding Kayaking Canoeing – lake, rivers Boat Tours of the beautiful 33 mile Lake Arenal closest you can get to the Arenal Volcano ATV – rentals and tours throughout Costa Rica Natural hot springs – many to choose from Waterfall and rope swing – hikes and swimming holes Surf Trips –...
Posted by admin on March 25, 2010 | No Comments Wakeskate Lake Arenal Proudly Supports Paradise Adventures Costa Rica Beau Parker from Signature Wakeskates hand delivered one of their superior wakeskates while checking out for himself what makes wakesports with PACR a one of a kind experience. Beau Parker had 4 solid days of skateboarding, wakeskating and surfing, I have never seen a board sport junkie so happy. Summary: First day skateboarding and free natural hot springs, Second day Wakeskating on butter in front of the Active Arenal Volcano Third day morning skate and afternoon wakeskate 4th day surf and skate in Tamarindo,finishing it off with a St Patty’s day pub Crawl Signature Wakeskates is a true skate inspired company their handcrafted boards from Texas were inspired by skaters not wakeboarders. To insure each Signature Wakeskate is perfect, Owner , Builder, Shaper and Rider, Clint Tompkins runs his hand down each one. The board has a rounded nose and tail, giving it the look of a large skateboard but the concave top deck is where its at. Each Signature Wakeskate is shaped to give the rider a true skate feel while aiding in control. Feels like bi-level with a dramatic contour top, with the durability of a 3D solid. To insure the board stays that way Clint decided not to cut corners, taking the time and effort to come up with a...
Posted by admin on January 14, 2010 | No Comments Wakeboarding Costa Rica Paradise Adventures Costa Rica is growing, we are now known globally for our professional wakeboard , wakeskate and lake services offered in Costa Rica. Some of the main reasons for success being our constant research and development. As the wakeboard and watersporst industry changes and improves so does PACR. Over the years wakeboard equipment and accessories have evolved rapidly adding more stoke to the scene. Boats are throwing bigger wakes,wakeboard towers are tighter, wakeboards are lighter, wakeboard binding more comfortable, better ropes and handles, life vest and so on. The main areas being, safety, comfort, control and ride ability, all of which takes your riding to new levels. PACR has added new wakeboards, wakeskates, ropes, vest and a FlyHigh, Xseries ballast system to insure our visitors have the best wakesports experience possible. The boat with full ballast and 8 people now pushing 6,000lbs. The shape of the hall combined with the boats width creates a wake riders are comparing to competition wakeboard boats. The wake is super solid with a glassy approach, smooth re-entry and large lading zone; empty the ballast and shorten the rope and you have a wake that’s soft and clean for beginners. Having a competition wakeboard boat has its benefits for people looking to take there skills to a competitive level, but its allot of...
Posted by Jonathan Turcotte on December 12, 2008 | No Comments Wakeboard Evolution Paradise Adventures Costa Rica’s goal is to help make your vacation a memorable one by filling it with as much fun and adrenalin as possible. One of the biggest adrenalin shots we offer being wakeboarding and wakeskating. What makes this adrenalin shot popular amongst the other adventures offered in Costa Rica, is that up until 5 years ago it was not an option. More vacationers and locals are taking a liking to the new extreme sport options offered by PACR for many reasons; the main factors being professionalism, safety, fun and of course Lake Arenal and the fact you can experience all this adrenalin at the base of Costa Rica's most active volcano; Vulcan Arenal. For those of you who are familiar with Costa Rica and its Pura Vida but do not understanding what wakeboarding and wakeskating is all about, read on; this post will bring you up to speed. PACR's confidant once you understand the stoke wakeboarding has to offer you'll be adding it as one of your adventures during your visit to Costa Rica. PACR's wakeboarding lesson and coaching are given by experienced wakeboarders and wakeskaters. Paradise Adventures Costa Rica has Pro Riders coming to offer their service and expertise throughout the year, follow us on TWITTER and become a fan of PACR on FACEBOOK for details...
Explore some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful landscapes, forest, jungles, waterfalls, blue rivers, Caves and Volcanoes.
PACR only offers hiking tours by certified naturalistic guides with years of experience, passion and respect for Costa Rica and all of its Pura Vida. Tours range in intensity and are available for people of ages, a proper analysis will be done to insure the visitors safety, good physical condition is required for most of the hikes offered.
Last known eruption of Cerro Chato was dated at about 3500 years ago. Following this eruption the 1140-m-high stratovolcano contained a 500-m-wide summit crater that is partially filled by Laguna Cerro Chato. Activity at Cerro Chato dates back to 38,000 years, and prior to its yield of activity it was active concurrently with Arenal for several thousand years.
2015 has started out with lots of positive change for Paradise Adventures Costa Rica. I came to Costa Rica to live a life of freedom, a life where I can raise a family, be with them and explore Costa Rica and share these findings with others. Over the last few years I found myself returning to a style of living that I left behind, one with alarm clocks, competition and helping people who do not deserve it. I am fortunate to have awakened from this sleep and to escape the grasp before it consumed more of my family’s freedoms, time and respect. I am happy to say that PACR has returned to the roots of Costa Rica, out of the concrete and back to the Pura Vida. Our new location has more space, surrounded by nature, outstanding Volcano views, tropical gardens and a short drive from downtown La Fortuna. Direction from San Jose or Liberia Sofia, Valentina and I are very excited about this new journey, a new canvas is in place and we welcome you to come join in the fun. We have watched PACR grow from many locations and nature has always been our favorite. We will be offering the same quality of service and have less detractions, giving us more time to discover new locations and activities throughout Costa Rica; not just La Fortuna. Many come to Costa Rica for its Rainforest, Cloud Forest, Pacific Coast, Caribbean and it’s all accessible. PACR has created many relationships with like minded people interested in sharing the magic of Costa Rica with visitors who come from all parts of the globe. This community is of an innocent era, whose minds have not been corrupted by large profits and greed. We all work together with the same goal at heart, insure visitors are informed of the many options available so they can make and educated decision on what suits their travel, adventure needs. You may have noticed ourAirBnB profile, if not please have a look. AirBnB is a online community offering lodging options of all types. PACR works with the Customer from start to finish we are more than and adventures company, we are the whole package, whether its adventures, lodging, dining or shopping, we can help. Our guests become friends the moment we meet them and create trust, finding people you can trust while visiting a foreign country adds a ton of convenience and saves time and money. We invite you to visit our new location for a test drive, we guarantee everything we provide will create the memories one deserves while taking a vacation, isn’t that what a vacation is for??? Check out what our previous visitors had to say about the PACR experience and contact us anytime, the PACR crew is ready when you are. (more…)
Paradise Adventures Costa Rica is a tour company that specializes in wakeboarding, wakeskating, surfing and a variety of different tours throughout Costa Rica.
PACR is growing quickly and with that growth we have added additional services and adventures that we are stoked to share with you, your group or family. Here is a list of some of the new experiences available :
Rafting, zip lining, horseback, kayaking, boat tours on the 33 mile Lake Arenal, night time lava tours, ATV, natural hot springs, surf trips, Bungee Jumping, Repelling down waterfalls, fishing and transportation services.
Vacation Package: Adrenalin Combo "Gnar"
Includes 6 nights lodging at Cabinas La Cataratas
5 days of wakeboarding and wakeskating. priced per hour, per boat, includes: lessons and coaching, latest and greatest equipment and best rated wake on Lake Arenal.
White water rafting Level 4, (level 5 available) includes transportation to and from river, lunch and some of the best guides in the area. (Tour last for 7 hours.)
The longest, tallest and fastest Zip line in Costa Rica. (Tour last for 2 hours), The Tram ride to the top allows you to take in the Arenal Volcano and 33 mile Lake Arenal Bellow.
Repelling down waterfalls , (tour last 4 hours) and includes lunch.
Horseback riding, El Castillo trail riding (4 hours)
ATV rentals, through Farms, river and alongside volcano, tour last (2-3 hours), Lunch included
Thermal Hot Springs, naturally heated from the Arenal Volcano (evening and day trips available)
PACR has gathered some of our latest photos and videos of adventures from La Fortuna and throughout Costa Rica . Interested visitors can see others experiencing the Adrenalin and Pura Vida combo’s available. Photos and Videos offer more proof of why Paradise Adventures Costa Rica is rated one of the Top Tour Companies in the Country. Check out our testimonial page and and TripAdvisor listing for more.
Send us your top pictures and videos to add to our collection, the photos and videos with the most likes will be entered into a draw and the winner will receive a free Wakeboard/Wakeskate session with Paradise Adventures Costa Rica and a 20% discount off any other tours and adventures they book with PACR.
Costa Rica has always been one of those destinations on every Canadian’s bucket list, its tropical, has a unique Spanish-influenced culture and for the young sports enthusiasts it is the ideal destination to chase waves. After a long winter of park laps on Ontario’s ice-ridden Niagara Escarpment myself and fellow rider Leslie Sparkes were drooling over the idea of margaritas, coconuts and surfer boys on white sand beaches.
Having grown up spending full summers on a lake in central Ontario I can count the number of times I have actually seen the ocean. That being said when we arrived I walked down to the beach carrying my giant long board thinking, this will be a piece of cake, I’ll be graduating to a 6’ board in no time. Ha. After front-rolling through about 50 waves wondering how the locals can stand up oh so effortlessly I gave up that dream pretty quickly. On a positive note I did manage to catch a couple small waves getting the infamous surf stoke.
The next day we were greeted by Canadian Pro rider Ashley Leugner who had been coaching at PACR earlier that week in La Fortuna. Reunited, we pounded back a few Imperials and set out in search of the ‘bros’, our new found friends from the big city of Vancouver and Toronto. They had conveniently booked a package complete with surf lessons from the local ‘fabio’ and were oh so gracious to share their tips with us. However, more than often they hadn’t actually received any, since fabio was pretty consumed with giving the best tips to the girls in their group wearing string bikinis.
Patio beers, delicious dinner and a few Tamarindo margaritas later, we headed out for bed so we could get up to ride high tide in the AM.
After a week of surfing, catamaran rides, Argentinean barbeque (which ultimately resulted in a full day ride on the porcelain train), Jonathan Turcotte of Paradise Adventures Costa Rica picked us up to head out to La Fortuna. Driving through the hills we watched the dry grass and smell of smoke slowly be replaced by clear volcanic streams flowing into Lake Arenal at the base of the Arenal Volcano. The Arenal Volcano is the 7th most active volcano in the world, we were actually able to see smoke rising out of it on numerous occasions.
We stayed at PACR where we met Sofia, who is a Costa Rican local. She showed us where to pick coco plants, and fed us white furry Guava fruit. I was pretty skeptical at first because it closely resembled a small hamster but it ended up being pretty darn good.
After a full day of zip lining, suspension bridges,rope swings and river lounging we prepped the boat to get out to the lake and ride. First sets of the season are always a little rusty but the lake worked its magic and we all got a few good hits in. You can never go wrong wakeboarding at the base of a Volcano. Overall it was an amazing trip, a special thanks to Jonny and Sofia for the great hospitality and teaching us the Pura Vida way.