YOLO Experience – May 2012

The YOLO Trip this past May was a resounding success, there were ten lucky guests including the group organizer Mark Salvetti. There were some guests completely new to both Surfing and Standup Paddling, their week at the camp proved exceptional with all of them being able to successfully Surf and SUP on their first day. The weather was perfect and with early morning high tides the group got in a long early morning surf before breakfast. Most days also included an evening paddling in either Herradurra or Punta Leona and there was also a zipline afternoon followed by a sunset viewing at Villa Calletas…..what a treat..! The entire group traveled to Manuel Antonio for the day with their guide Edwin Rojas who was more than happy to point out all the special animals and plants along the walk. The hike in the park ended with a swim at the beach and more photo taking.


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If you have not seen the photos yet from Wendy of the Surfing, they are exceptional. Wendy was on the beach most days snapping off over 2,000 photos for the week, nice work Wendy! The entire group would like to thank Wendy, Alvaro, David, Jan, Titi and the entire Vista Guapa team for such a great week. There is talk of this group trying to put together a “Reunion Tour” next year…same time…How is that for Pura Vida..!


Mark has plans to lead another group in mid December, if you are interested you can email him at markosalvetti@gmail.com, or info@vistaguapa.com and you will get a prompt reply. These group trips offer guest a chance to spend time at the camp with other guests wishing a similar surfing and SUP experience as well as get additional paddle instruction and water time with Alvaro and Mark.

Solo Se Vive Una Vez……..You Only Live Once


  1. Mamma J says

    I was one of the lucky 10 that was on this trip and it was a trip of a lifetime. After 2 weeks of being home, I am still walking around with a smile on my face. If you ever get to do something that bring you out of your comfort zone, or out da box, as was our motto, please consider Vista Guapa on your bucket list. Alvaro, Wendy, David, Jan and TiTi were the perfect hosts and hostess. I had a blast and look forward to returning.

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