Malibu, California, 5-7-2012 - It's the latest trend in travel, vacationers who are looking for something more than tourist shops, sightseeing, and a pool to lounge around.
Folks who are now looking to bring back a skill and exciting memories of their experience instead of postcards and trinkets, so what they're turning to in increasing numbers today is sports and adventure travel venues.
Resorts and hotels that offer training, equipment and the facilities for visitors who are looking for something exciting that they've never done before in their life and one of the most popular right now happens to be surfing.
So to find out more about it what better place to start than the number one rated surf hotel in the Americas, the Kalon Surf
Escuele de Surf in Dominical, Costa Rica, (kalonsurf.com).
A simple click of a computer mouse put us on the speaker-phone with owner operator Kjeld Schigt who was able to explain to us a few reasons for the growing popularity of this exciting new travel option.
He said that, “We are an all-inclusive luxury venue and what that means is a guest can show up with their luggage. We provide meals, drinks, transportation, training, and instruction both on off the beach back at the hotel, and of course all the best equipment. We've also recently relocated to another mansion that has an incredible infinity pool, award winning views of the ocean and even more luxurious than we had before. We can take a person who has never set foot on a surfboard in their life yet who is always dreamed of trying it and have that person flying back home a week later fully trained and ready to hit the waves on their own.”
He went on to point out that wintertime in Costa Rica is just like a mild and sunny springtime in the US or Canada, so they tend to see a lot of snowbirds who fly down to ride out the frozen winters up north.
Still another interesting fact we discovered was that a surprisingly percentage of his visitors are middle-aged travelers who had their interest in surfing piqued as youngsters watching beach movies back in the 1960s.
So after discovering firsthand what a top-rated sports and adventure resort of this caliber has to offer it's not hard to see why as far as business is concerned it's high tide.
offers all inclusive luxury surf coaching vacations in Costa Rica.