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EATERIES, “SODAS” & RESTAURANTS IN THE PAVONES AREA

LA BRUSCHETTA – aka La Pina or Rossella’s Italian, Casual, Fine Dining, handmade pasta, Full Bar, Espresso 100 meter N of gate, easy walk 2776 2174 Pizza, take out SODA BRISAS DEL MAR – aka Anixia’s Ceviche, Fish/ Chicken/ Pork Casados, Batidos, Hamburgers One mile South of gate, 20 min walk. CASA DE PERON Deck, […]

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Guided Tropical Adventure Activities

Pavones is perfect for nature lovers and surfers. It is just the right place for pure relaxation or tropical adventure. Click here to see a list of local ACTIVITIES. If you are up for some tropical adventure then one of our local residents is now offering a variety guided activities. See her menu here on […]

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“for sure the longest [wave] I’ve ever had…can’t wait to come back” -Robby Naish

The Story Behind Robby Naish’s Costa Rica Surf Escape Surfer Robby Naish visited Pavones, a famous destination for wave seekers. Watch this well produced five minute video of Pavones. “for sure the longest [wave] I’ve ever had…can’t wait to come back”  -Robby Naish (La Ponderosa guest – May 2011)

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2 minutes & 15 seconds

Surfing the Distance – Robby Naish Surfs Pavones, Costa Rica The most frequent question asked by guests at the hotel is… “how long can you ride a wave here?” Surfer Robby Naish and a Redbull film crew were guests at La Ponderosa in May of 2011. They used a GPS to measure the wave and […]

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Slide Show made with Trip Advisor’s Trip Wow

Share it with your facebook friends. You can make one too, it’s free!! Photos by Jim Mayfield and Lily Mayfield. Bienvenidos a Pavones Slideshow: LA’s trip from San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica to Pavones (near Golfito, Province of Puntarenas) was created by TripAdvisor. See another Golfito slideshow. Create your own stunning free […]

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Scarlet Macaws

Scarlet Macaws

Q: What is LOUD, BIG, BOLD, BEAUTIFUL AND COLORED LIKE A RAINBOW? A: Scarlet Macaws flying over Pavones. We owe every glimpse of these gorgeous birds to the efforts of The Ara Project. https://www.thearaproject.org Read an article by Dale Forbes about his work with the project. https://birdingblogs.com/2010/daleforbes/scarlet-macaw-personalities. *photo of one by La Ponderosa’s pool

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Photogenic Pavones

Lily Mayfield has been visiting Pavones and photographing the residents, the many scenic spaces, and the local businesses for years. See the series, de Pavones on Lily’s website Lily Mayfield Photography. You can buy a book of Lily’s Pavones photography. Just click this link (available in hardback too) de Pavones by Lily Mayfield. “de Pavones” […]

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Pack Your Bags

I know some of you are veteran tropical travelers. For those of you that this is your first tropical adventure or first trip to Costa Rica. Here is a basic list of things to pack. Always check with your regional and international airlines for their baggage and surfboard fees and restrictions. Money in US$. THERE […]

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