About Bahia Salinas, Costa Rica
Bahia Salinas is a bay located in a corner of the ever so popular Costa Rica – and it’s a great place to visit, especially if kite surfing is the plan. It’s all the better, in fact, had you been planning on catching the wind, known to be the 8th windiest place in the wide world. Bahia Salinas boasts, during the months of November to May, an average 22knots+ wind 24/7 that is sure to make you gravitate around the bay for your vacations. A reef that blocks chop results in mostly flat water conditions and an island adorned with snow white sand in the middle of the bay adds to the overall luster of the place. As regards the weather of Bahia Salinas, it is mostly enveloped by a cozy warmth, as is the water and the land, yet you will remember it’s a windy bay at that on grounds of which at times stronger currents of wind mix up with the regular, resulting in a relative coolness of the surroundings – which isn’t unpleasant in any way. If there’s one place that perfectly converges nature, culture and guarantees you a good time – it’s Bahia Salinas, and all that it has to offer.
Kite surfing requires, foremost, two things: a sturdy wind and a nice, smooth, sandy beach. Luckily for you, Bahia Salinas is blessed with both and thus serves as a prime spot for kite surfing. Its rural location in Costa Rica adds to its charm and grandeur. Kite surfing isn’t the only thing this windy bay has to offer you – in addition to the sport aforesaid you are at leisure to trample with kayaking, boating, and fishing; and even mountain-biking. The Santa Rosa National Park, located nearby, houses around 250 species of exotic birds. The bay itself is a treasury of wildlife.
A rental car, if hired, is a well-thought of idea so as to keep up not with the surfing but with the local festivities and the rural goings-on. The beaches and hotels, while have their urbane charm, are not worthwhile if the localities are ignored. The currency – which is something to bear in mind – is that of the colon (colones plural) and 500 colones are roughly equal to 1 USD. The food is exotic and relatively expensive – with each bite being worth each penny. For breakfast the classic Costa Rican Gallo Pinto: a regular Costa Rican breakfast with rice, black beans, fried plantain, beef, scrambled eggs and sour cream. Sounds good? Almost Chipotle-good, that is. Gallo Pinto isn’t the only dish the bay’s exquisite and exotic cuisine has to offer. To refresh yourself in between the meals – here comes Costa Rican junk food! – They have Bocas, light bites that aren’t too overpowering; these include the chimichurri and the black bean dip, etc. The Bocas are served with tortillas or crevice and are too heavenly to totally dismiss – even on a diet.
Thus endowed with grandiose natural embellishments and with its rich culture, Bahia Salinas is sure to land as your dream destination for kite surfing.