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learning to sail in costa rica?

Hello all!

New to the forums and completely new to sailing... but I've been dreaming about it for years and would love some advice as to how best to proceed.

I'm traveling to Costa Rica at the end of January, and wondering what possibilities might exist there to learn to sail (preferably on the Pacific coast, near the Quepos/Uvita/Dominical region if possible). My initial internet searches have yielded many day-cruises and charters, but not much along the lines of sailing instruction. I'm not opposed to paying for lessons, but I'm not really a vacation-cruise kind of girl. I'm very hard-working, easy to get along with, and enthusiastic. My preference would be to go out with an experienced captain (who's planning on sailing anyway) and trade or pay for instruction. I learn best by doing and I'm always up for adventure.

Anyone in Costa Rica have any suggestions? Know of any captains or sailing schools in the area? I'd appreciate any advice the serious sailors out there have to share.

Thanks so much!

Annie
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I lived in Escazu for a couple of years....never did find anyone to sail with in the area you are looing at. Try searching the Lake Arenal area for sailing instruction. There also is a school on Lake Nicaragua but I doubt you want to go that far.
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Annie, I am headed to Costa Rica in a week and M intrested in sailing too. Did you find anything?

Bennett
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Check out Haiku Sailng Charters out of Golfito (a bit south of where you talking about). The skipper is salty but flexible and may be interested in working with you. His Name is Craig.
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