Paradise Adventures Costa Rica is one of La Fortunas top rated Adventure Experts, providing visitors with first hand travel advice and recommendation, creating tailored vacations filled with memories that last a lifetime.
With over 11 year’s of experience and 0 unsatisfied customers, our expertise, positive vibe and one of a kind services guarantee you or your group a visit to Costa Rica unlike any other.
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.
Includes 6 nights lodging at Cabinas La Cataratas
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.
PACR is proud to offer their services from one of the most unique location in the world, Lake Arenal Costa Rica.
Paradise Adventures teaches from a variety of location on the large 33 mile lake, one of the all time favorites being the base of the Active Arenal Volcano. What makes this location so special is the watersport conditions. Over 35 years ago the Costa Rican Government decided to build a dam, the result being Lake Arenal.
The damn is situated at the base of the Active Arenal Volcano, providing and amazing view of lake 20 meters bellow and of course the smoking Arenal Volcano. Besides being an amazing place to stop and take in the beauty, the dam acts as a huge shield, protecting the water below leaving nothing but glassy watersports conditions 365 days a year.
Learn how to wakeboard from experienced wakeboarders and take part in the upcoming clinics. PACR is working on providing Pro clinics throughout the year, these clinics are designed to let students, vacationers and locals interested in learning from the pros to do so. The clinics will take part from the many unique locations on Lake Arenal.
Details of these clinics will be listed in advance allowing anyone interested the time to book their active sport vacation.
PACR’s watersports equipment is updated regularly, insuring students the best opportunity to learn possible.
The boat is 2005, with wakeboard tower, plenty of power, and fat sac ballast system. Creating a wake that is rated as the best wake on Lake Arenal.
The Fly High pro X series Ballast system pushes up a wake that is super hard and the boats extra wide deep V hull creates a glassy approach and smooth re-entry.
Paradise Adventures number one concern is riders safety and fun, we have never had an injured or unsatisfied customer.
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