Drawing on nearly 15 years of expertise in delivering tailored door-to-door travel experiences in Costa Rica, this addition enhances the vacation experience for avid travelers who enjoy exploring new destinations and indulging in pickleball.
They can also make use of private facilities and even allocate time for daily play during their trips, should they so desire.
Recently launched in response to the pickleball phenomenon, Cabañas Koi has extended its network of community partners, each offering accommodations, dining, transportation, and an array of adventures for all-inclusive trips at accessible rates.
Special Travel Deals
Visitors have the flexibility to personalize every aspect of their journey. Additionally, they can take advantage of special travel deals when assisting in coordinating a group of 12 or more individuals for a Stay & Play Pickleball experience in the breathtaking environs of Costa Rica!
For those travelers seeking to embark on journeys with a sense of purpose, Stay & Play also provides opportunities to engage in various volunteer and community-enhancing projects in collaboration with Led2Serve, a 14-year-old U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organization.
Study Abroad Students
Ideal for high school Study Abroad students, Stay & Play offers a chance to participate in a meaningful spring break trip, contributing to the betterment of surrounding communities while engaging in language exchange sessions with local students.
Stay & Play also collaborates with partners in three additional locations, which can be previewed on their website. With a team of local guides, transportation services, and in-depth knowledge of the country, the founders have earned their reputation as one of the leading travel organizations in Costa Rica.
For further details or to design a custom trip catering to singles, couples, individuals aged 55 and above, beginners, or advanced 4.5+ players, do not hesitate to reach out to Stay & Play Pickleball Costa Rica.
Most trips include a traveling Pro who conducts morning sessions, leaving afternoons free for adventure and exploration in one of the world’s most blissful places to reside. Pura Vida!
When Costa Ricans say pura vida, it translates to “pure life” in English. However, its meaning goes beyond the literal translation.
“Pura Vida” encapsulates a broader sentiment of embracing life, appreciating simple pleasures, and maintaining a positive outlook. It signifies a laid-back and optimistic approach to life, often associated with Costa Rican culture’s relaxed and friendly nature.
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Other Pickleball Facilities Around Costa Rica
Guanacaste boasts several courts across various locations, including Tamarindo, Hacienda Pinilla, Four Seasons Peninsula de Papagayo, Playas del Coco, Punta Islita, and Tilarán.
The Tamarindo Tennis Club offers pickleball courts set in a natural environment and in close proximity to the sea. Reservations can be made at +506 2653-0898 or +506 7075-9002.
In the gated community of Hacienda Pinilla, just a short 30-minute drive from Tamarindo, there’s a pickleball clinic every Saturday at 9 a.m.
This location also provides access to a world-class golf course, surfing, 5 km of beach, bike trails, a beach club, and various other amenities in a family-friendly atmosphere.
For more information about the Hacienda Pinilla pickleball clinic, contact Sylvain Halais at [email protected].
Playas del Coco
In Playas del Coco, where many expatriates reside, it’s easy to find enthusiastic pickleball fans ready to play. A group gathers at the “Salón Comunal” (ADICOCO), just past the El Coco gas station at the Toro Grounds.
They play on Tuesdays and Thursdays and occasionally on Fridays from 6 to 8 a.m. For further information, check their Facebook Group page.
In the Playas del Coco area, a program includes four pickleball courts located at The Club at Coco Bay.
While membership is required, special passes are available to enter the club and enjoy the Pickleball courts.
Contact [email protected] for more information.
You can find three pickleball courts open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons hotel, situated on the Papagayo Peninsula north of Playas del Coco.
Given that it’s a gated access resort, only guests have access to the pickleball courts. However, if you ever visit this luxurious destination, you can enjoy access to the beach, nature, and pickleball.
In the southern region of Playa Samara, you’ll find pickleball courts at the world-renowned Hotel Punta Islita, known for its luxury and natural beauty.
For more information, contact Greg Kaknes via WhatsApp at +7814 434 444.
For those in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica, there are also pickleball courts in San Ramon de Alajuela. Though outside of Guanacaste, it’s worth noting that there are Official IFA and USA Pickleball Ambassadors in Costa Rica like Tony Hortel.
Tony, an American expatriate, resides in San Rafael de San Ramón de Alajuela with his wife Celeste. Together, they established the first pickleball group in Costa Rica, offering tours and training facilities.
Contact Tony at +506 8639-3087 or [email protected].
In the town of Tilarán, in close proximity to Arenal Volcano, pickleball enthusiasts can find training courts at Cinco Esquinas, providing an opportunity to enjoy the sport in a cooler and greener environment.
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