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.
Nicaragua & Costa Rica copyright Jason Wolcott

Spots in Nicaragua & Costa Rica

Playa Papaturro
Playa Copal
Playa Coyotera
El Astillero
Campo Militar
Lake Apoyo
  • Sumbawa, Indonesien, Ost Asien / WickedSun, THE KITE AND WINDSUFRING GUIDE
  • Topocalma, Chile, Südamerika / Alfredo Escobar, THE KITE AND WINDSUFRING GUIDE