7 Reasons You Have to Visit Panama Now

In need of a quick getaway and have already been to the surrounding Costa Rica spots like Arenal and Monte Verde?  Tired of your 90-day border run to Nicaragua? Why not try Panama! Recently I hopped on a plane with a girl friend of mine from the grassy Tamarindo Airport and flew to Bocas del Toro to start our Panamanian adventure and have been converted into a true Panama lover. Here are the top seven reasons you should visit Panama…

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Why I’m not going to Envision Festival

If you live in Costa Rica, visited or plan to visit, you have probably heard about Envision, the super earthy, spiritual, yogi, peace loving festival. Many of my friends and people I meet are going. I am not. Being a diehard yogi, when I first heard about Envision I have to admit I was a little curious. However, after looking into it, I was not even close to being sold. Thanks, but no thanks (for that bridge to nowhere). My…

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Top 5 things to do on TripAdvisor in Tamarindo

If you’ve travelled anywhere in your life you live and die by the TripAdvisor app. If a place has a lot of positive reviews and ranks near the top, you can be pretty sure you’re going to have a fun time. Here are the top 5 things to do in Tamarindo found on TripAdvisor: 1. Boat Tours You simply must take a boat tour a.k.a. booze cruise while you’re here. You can knock out 3 activities in one excursion! Sailing, drinking,…

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Beach & Pool Crawl launches official after party “Crawler’s Cruise” on Mondays

Yes! You heard that right. The party doesn’t have to end on Sunday! The Beach & Pool Crawl is partnering with Blue Dolphin sailing to offer an official after party “Crawler’s Cruise” every Monday. The sailing adventure will leave every Monday at 12:45PM and return to shore at 5:30pm. The cruise includes open bar, live music, light meal, snorkeling, kayaks, and SUP. Reserve online by visiting bluedolphinsailing.com and entering the code “crawl” for a discount A trip to Tamarindo is…

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Surfboards now fly free on KLM!

Yes, you read that right. Free! Here are the details from KLM: (and remember, they fly into Liberia!) If you’re flying another airline check out this handy list of airline surfboard fees Bring your surf gear on board instead of a suitcase & save costs! What is in it for me? When going on a surf trip, you will spend most of your time chasing waves. Now you can choose to take your surf gear instead of a suitcase on…

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New Video! Liberia International Airport

We’re launching a new video series here on the Weekly Crawler, because, let’s be honest, it’s just too hard to read words sometimes. This is the first video. We’ll try to keep them short and entertaining (yes, I know, this is a video of an airport). If you have any ideas, comments or suggestions about the videos keep them to yourself….just kidding. Let me know here. Enjoy!

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Potrero Post a great resource

The Weekly Crawler mainly covers events, news, and happenings in Tamarindo, and we occasionally publish events and news from the surrounding beach towns like Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, and Brasilito. If you’re looking for a more in depth look at Playa Potrero I highly recommend following the Potrero Post. It’s the work of a girl by the name of Danielle who also happens to work at the Shack , one of the most happening places in that town. She covers…

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Tamarindo lifeguard program saving lives

The Tamarindo lifeguard program is doing an incredible job of saving lives these past few months. If you haven’t made a donation to this worthy cause consider doing so. Check out this article by the Tico Times on the program: http://travel.ticotimes.net/2015/10/tamarindo-lifeguard-program-saves-lives-despite-lack-of-funding/

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Alaska Airlines starts direct service from LAX to Liberia November 1

Alaska Airlines began selling tickets today on newly-announced routes between Los Angeles and Costa Rica’s two major international airports. The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, are scheduled to begin Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively, subject to approval by the Costa Rican civil aviation authorities. To inaugurate the new service, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares of $249 from Los Angeles to San Jose andLiberia/Guanacaste.* One-way fares for customers connecting from…

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