Living in a bus

Living in a bus

In the last two decades, there is a growing tendency between the middle-class people of searching for smaller spaces to live. Taking advantage of the all space available is the key to make these places comfortable and functional at the same time.
Then someone came with the idea of converting old school buses into houses. I can not imagine a better idea than this, you take something which everyone else thought it’s useful life was gone a lot of time ago and convert it to a safe and cozy home for a family, a couple or someone who is enjoying being single.
As a surf instructor, I was always in trouble looking for houses near the beach I often use for the surf lessons, most of them are intended for rental purposes, so they are really expensive. In a career where the low season can be very hard in terms of economic income, one needs something reliable that fits the budget.
Then I started my project of converting a bus into a house for me. No regrets so far, the freedom that brings having a place you can live comfortably without leaving what I love most, my surf lifestyle and enjoying with you the waves, is something I will not change for anything.
I share with you some photos of me in my home!!
These phots were taken by Antoniak Martin, thanks!!


Santa Teresa Surf Classic

Santa Teresa Surf Classic 2020

This weekend will take place the Santa Teresa Surf classic that takes place every year organized by Aaron Henkell and is presented by Banana beach, which will distribute $ 3,000,000 in cash to the winners of the different categories.

The tournament will count with some of the best surfers in the area and Costa Rica, including Anthony Fillingim, Sebastián Mora, Ramón Taliany among others.

Santa Teresa is always chosen for this kind of tournaments thanks to the surfing spots where you can find cool waves to surf, no matter the weather or the time of day, you only need to be ready with your surf table.

For this weekend, the organization opened the categories Open (male and female), Junior, Longboard, Mixed Bodyboard, Masters and Mixed Grommets.

The event will take place both Saturday and Sunday between 7 a. m. and 5 p. m. and, on closing day, the tournament will end with the classic Air Show, which will distribute more than 200,000 colones in prizes.

Do not worry, we will have plenty of space for our surf lesson and then we can go to watch the tournament, It will be fun!!

The Ferry

Traveling on the ferry to Santa Teresa, Nicoya Peninsula

Since Costa Rica is between two oceans, it counts with gulfs along all its coasts. One of these gulfs is the Nicoya Gulf that separates the central pacific coast from the Nicoya Peninsula.

Most people, in order to avoid at least 3-4 hours of driving to get to Cobano, Montezuma or Santa Teresa prefer to take the Ferry in Puntarenas. This ferry goes to Paquera on the east coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, just one hour away from Santa Teresa or Mal Pais.
The travel itself is relaxing, thanks to the calm waters of the Nicoya Gulf, the travelers just need to sit and rest for a while.

The trip takes one hour, there is free wifi, a fast-food restaurant, and many seats where you can take a nap or watch the ocean, some scattered isles and birds which travel from the peninsula to the mainland or vice versa.

The prices are quite fair between 20-25 dollars(USD) for the car and 2-3 dollars per person. Take into account how much fuel you save by not driving 150 KM.

If you are planning to visit the Nicoya Peninsula, for surf lessons, visit the beaches, watch the wildlife or just business, the Puntarenas-Paquera ferry is a good option if you want to get there faster and if you want to rest from driving.

If you miss this ferry, there is another one which travels from Puntarenas to Playa Naranjo but to get to Paquera, you have to drive for 35-40 minutes in a road still on construction.

More information about rates and schedules

We share with you a beautiful view of the gulf from the ferry.

Her first time surfing.


Her first time surfing

Caroline Marks, a professional surfer being known as the youngest person right now in the World Surf League, just posted a picture as a child on her Instagram, remarking it to be the first time she remembers to be over a surf table.

The photo was taken in a not mentioned beach in Costa Rica.

Marks is classified for the Tokio Olympics Games, the first time Surfing is an Olympic sport.