Nicaragua & Costa Rica
During the Spanish conquest, Nicaragua was just the strip of land between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific. It’s now the largest country in Central America, but it’s conquistador Nicaragua – Rivas Department and Guanacaste Province in neighbouring Costa Rica, Central America’s most visited nation – that interests us. That’s because of ‘the Papagayo’; a band of wind that blasts from the mountains across the Lake to the Pacific Ocean. It’s a highly localised, seasonal effect, yet awesomely reliable – sadly there are just a handful of spots at which to exploit the phenomena.
Spots in Nicaragua & Costa Rica