Surfing at the Bahia Surf Camp Brazil

BAHIA SURF CAMP BRAZIL

Surf camp in Brazil. In a private area are the Bahia Surf Camp.

The Camp is near the Salvador Airport. They offer you to pick you up, but I don’t remember the price.

You have everything you need. Three big and fine meals. The beach in front of the door and surfboards for free disposal. The Surf camp offers 2h surf lessons per day. Depending the conditions you will be surfing in the morning or afternoon.

The surf teachers are specialists in their field and divide all into the appropriate level. It was a lot of fun to learn with them. The beach is gorgeous, as no one can enter the private area. Perfect for chilling with your camp mates after a surf and enjoying the nice sunsets.

When eating breakfast, monkeys will normally join you and say hello with their little babies on their backs. What an experience.

More information about the Camp: https://www.bahiasurfcamp.com/

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The broken Surfboard! Road Trip part 2

Hi everyone! My next post for today, second part of my road Trip.

On the road to Santa Teresa

So Santa Teresa is just a 1 hour drive away from Montezuma and also right on the beach. The Town itself is a little bigger but also more touristic.

Selina Hostel in Santa Teresa

We stayed at the Selina Hostel at Santa Teresa North, because the town is quit big, they built two of them. Selina is a group of Hostels all around Costa Rica which normally offer pools, restaurants, bars and a lot of fun! The town has something about it. The hippy surfer vibe, sunny weather year-round and the over 30° dagrees make you want to stay longer than planned.

Surfboard rental

As a beginner or intermediate surfer you can rent your boards and get some surf lessons to get started! The prices for a 6 hour rental of a surfboard is 7 dollars and 24 hours around 10 dollars. We didn’t check the other rentals, so I think there are even cheaper ones.

Party time and long nights?

So what about party in Santa Teresa? You are a lion that wants to party all night long, enjoy the beach and dance to some nice beats till the morning hours? Santa Teresa is the perfect place for you!

The Banana Beach Hotel and Restaurant is the place to be to relax and enjoy the surf, sun and sand right at the beach. At night you will have some nice DJ’s giving all they have got to get you dancing till the early hours.

Saturday – Surfday – Funday

So after our night out at the Banana Beach we woke up around 10 o’clock to grab a bite in the nearby restaurant PURA VIDA which offers awesome typical Costa Rican food to affordable prices. And it is located right next to the hostel! Perfect!

Later we packed our stuff and headed to the famous and beautiful beach Playa Hermosa.

Since we are all professional surfers since years, joking! We rented surfboards for the day.

Some of us chilled under the trees and the others headed out to the ocean to try catching some waves. They were kind of small at the beginning but got bigger and bigger. At 4 o’clock my five friends headed out for a last surf but just four came back! We all were wondering and worried what had happened. 20 minutes later my friend finally came, but with two boards instead of one!

Happily she was fine, but had a really hard time out there within the big waves with a broken board, reaching for air and trying to get on land again. The whole thing cost her 160 dollars, but at least she was fine!

When the sun goes down slowly and everyone gets in a nice relaxed mood.  

At night we just went for a bite in a nice restaurant and drank some beers. We were all so tired from the day that we almost not made it to midnight. Sunday morning we just packed our stuff and headed back to Tamarindo. A 5 hour drive back in the heat of Costa Rica.

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Road Trip to Montezuma Costa Rica

Hi everyone! First part of my trip!

From Thursday the 11. April till Sunday the 14. April we did a road trip from Costa Rica Tamarindo to Montezuma and Santa Teresa Beach. Today I am going to write about our first stop.

Thursday morning I woke up around 8 o’clock, one hour before school. I started my classes at 9 o’clock and wrote my final exam since I finished my Spanish course that day. At around midday me and my friends were done and headed home to grab our stuff, so we could leave on time around 13.00 pm. So there we were on the road for almost 5 hours to our next stop, the little hippy town Montezuma.

The nature of Costa Rica doesn’t disappoint at all!

On the road adventures

The roads in Costa Rica are not that nice. I would definitely recommend anyone to rent a bigger car like an SUV then just a small regular one. The roads can get really bumpy and together with a strong rain it will be impossible to reach your destination. Midway we had to wait 30 minutes because of street construction but other than that everything was totally fine. Singing, enjoying the view, the beautiful nature makes any road trip a memory.

After 5 hours we arrived at Montezuma and checked in at our hostel right at the BEACH! The hostel offers hammocks to chill and enjoy the sunrise and watch the waves roll in.

Montezuma is not a really big town but has pretty fancy restaurants, bars and a chill vibe. There is not much around.

Hiking to the waterfall

Friday morning we woke up around 8 o’clock got some breakfast and headed out to a little waterfall track near the village. I took us a little hike up through the woods to get there. Tracking shoes might be a good idea since the rocks are sharp and steep.

People climbed up that stones and jumped down from around 8 meters. It was kind of fun to watch, but imagine if something happens out there?

At around 1 o’clock we headed to our next destination Santa Teresa beach to meet some friends, bt first we had to take a swim in the ocean again!

I mean how beautiful is that place?

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The high plateau Brazil!

Hi everyone! A short blog about our first days on discovery tour.

At the beginning at our trip through the nature of Brazil we first spent 2 nights at a finca near a high plateau. Waking up within the jungle is kind of impressing!

We headed down the bumpy roads and made our first stop near a little waterfall just a 30 minute walk away from the car. On our way we passed by some nice animals that were worth photographing. It was heating up really fast, so we were happy to walk under the trees to our stop. The nature of Brazil never fails to impress.

Here some photos I took from the animals. 

The high Plateau

Later on we made our way down to the high plateau, walking in the midday sun. It was all worth it!

Birds flying around, a mesmerizing view hundreds of meters down the plateau and the quiet sound of the waterfall. An endless world, still untouched what makes this even more special.

As a refreshment after the walks under the burning sun we cooled down ourselves in a little lake. you could slip down the rocks in the middle of the waterfall, luckily nobody got hurt since the rocks were kind of sharp!

After swimming around and enjoying our afternoon we went back to our finca. Since it started to rain there was nothing more to do then chill out in my hammock.

The next day we drove to our next destination. This blog is coming up soon!

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Skyscrapers of São Paolo Brazil

I have never seen so many skyscrapers in my entire live!

Hi everyone! My next post is about my Brasil trip!

On our trip through Brazil we stayed for 2 days in São Paolo. With the surrounding neighbourhoods the city counts 30 million inhabitants and is so far the biggest of them all.


São Paulo is also the economic centrum of Brazil and stands out for its traditional architecture. It is for sure worth a weekend trip or 2-3 days visit.

Within walls and buildings there are still a lot of places to explore like parks, shopping malls, restaurants and trendy areas. You like Chinese food? Just visit the Chinatown. You like to party? Just visit the area around the Paulista Avenue! We stayed at a big Airbnb apartment near to all nice parts of the city.

Skyscrapers everywhere!

There are more than 1000 buildings higher than 100 meters, so to really get a view over the city and be able to realize how big this metropolitan city really is, you have to get on top of one of the skyscrapers.

In the centre we managed to take an elevator up the floors to be overwhelmed from the view.
This are pictures we took from up there. I mean how is this even possible? It’s hard to imagine for a Suisse guy like me that cities like this exist. Switzerland has around 9 million inhabitants and this ‘’City’’ over 14 million.

@ivansnz weh had a great time!

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The Basilica del Voto Nacional at Quito

Ancient churches in Quito

Today I am going to tell you about my favourite church in Quito and show you some picture I took.

The Historical centre of Quito is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site and known as one of the best preserved old towns in Latin America. This neighbourhood is full of plazas, museums and churches. One of the most interesting churches was this one.

The Basilica del Voto Nacional

The Basilica del Voto Nacional is the largest of all churches at Quito and inspired by Bourges Cathedral in France.

It is the largest neo-Gothic cathedral in the World. The construction began in 1887 and was almost finished by 1909. Local legend says that when the Basilica is completed, the end of the world will come. So it technically remains ‘’unfinished’’. Like you can see on the picture, they are still in construction till today and it doesn’t look like they are going to finish it soon!

The Basilica is 140 m long and 35 meters wide. If you want to see the sanctuary you can pay a 1 dollar, the regular entry costs around 3 dollars. I think this is a fair price.

There are tours for a few dollars if you want to know more about the history of that church. We did it and it was worth it. At the end you can choose if you want to tip something and how much.

There is a lift inside which brings you up the upper floors and also staircases to climb the towers for a mesmerizing few over the city and the surounding mountains. Definitely nothing for you if you have a fear of heights. But if you get up there you will be able to take some great pictures.

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The Basilica del Voto Nacional Quito

Ancient churches in Quito

Today I am going to tell you about my favourite church in Quito and show you some picture I took.

The Historical centre of Quito is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site and known as one of the best preserved old towns in Latin America. This neighbourhood is full of plazas, museums and churches. One of the most interesting churches was this one.

The Basilica del Voto Nacional

The Basilica del Voto Nacional is the largest of all churches at Quito and inspired by Bourges Cathedral in France.

It is the largest neo-Gothic cathedral in the World. The construction began in 1887 and was almost finished by 1909. Local legend says that when the Basilica is completed, the end of the world will come. So it technically remains ‘’unfinished’’. Like you can see on the picture, they are still in construction till today and it doesn’t look like they are going to finish it soon!

The Basilica is 140 m long and 35 meters wide. If you want to see the sanctuary you can pay a 1 dollar, the regular entry costs around 3 dollars. I think this is a fair price.

There are tours for a few dollars if you want to know more about the history of that church. We did it and it was worth it. At the end you can choose if you want to tip something and how much.

There is a lift inside which brings you up the upper floors and also staircases to climb the towers for a mesmerizing few over the city and the surounding mountains. Definitely nothing for you if you have a fear of heights. But if you get up there you will be able to take some great pictures.

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Roadtrip Brazil and the sold out festival!

Carneiros Beach Brazil

So after São Miguel dos Milagres we drove up and stopped at the Carneiros Beach.

This beach is like all of them really beautiful, but to get in you have to pay an entrance fee to enter through one of the clubs (big restaurants), and inside they want you to stay at their place for the rest of the day.

In the 20 seconds walk to the beach you will be asked 10 times if you want to sit down for a drink , do a boat trip or buy some souvenirs.

It really annoyed me. Since we didn’t eat breakfast we walked around to check for a nice place to fill our stomachs. Finally we found a hotel which offered breakfast. It was delicious!

Strengthened and happier than before we walked up 20 minutes to check the area for a nicer place to stay than our entry restaurant. We finally laid down at a beach bar which was really chilled and stayed the whole afternoon! The water was crystal clear with white sand as far you can see.

Later on we continued our trip to the final destination Maracaipe and Porto de Galinhas. We stayed at a nice hotel right at the beach.

The sold out Festival!…

As soon as we arrived, we went for a walk along the beach,  to get to know the area. So, just a two minute walk from our hotel, there was this huge festival stage. Of course we all wondered what was going on here at night. As soon as we came back to the hotel we immediately checked it and it turned out to be what we thought, a huge festival that started the next day!

So let’s go PARTY GUYS! Don’t think so, it turned out the other way…

There was no single page with available tickets, all sold out. Shocked but still with a good feeling about it, we left our hotel the other night, believing that there must be a ticket switch to buy tickets directly at the festival. We walked around 30 minutes within hundreds of beautiful single girls heading to the festival we desperately wanted to enter. ‘So I am not sure if the girls were all single, but since I was the only one of us without a girlfriend I was kind of daydreaming!

We soon realized that there was no ticket switch or any other way to get our way in to that festival. Over the fence maybe? Running in? Dig a whole? I WAS FREAKING OUT!

The sad ending of the story was, that we didn’t make it in. With a kind of bad mood we went for dinner, drank some bears and that was it. Just heard the music from far away while trying to sleap later that night.

Surfing at Maracaipe, or at least one of us!

The other day it was all better, perfect weather, surfing and enjoying some bears at the beach made our stay worth it. @Ivansnz took some waves while we drank some bears and enjoyed the view.

@ivansnz Surfing those waves like a pro!

Maracaipe has surfboard rentals right at the beach. At Porto de Galinhas which is the town right next to it, you can find a lot of surf stores as well. There will come a video soon about those places!

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The Rock of Guatapé!

A must do if you stay at Medellín!

Guatapé is a small town a 2 hours bus drive away from the trendy and famous city Medellin. It is a perfect one day trip but also a place to stay more than one day! At the Bus Terminal Norte head down to the ground floor and buy your ticket at the ticket booth 14. It will cost you 14 COP like 4.50$ dollars one way!

There are two attractions:

The town Guatapé:

Guatapé is a really small town, the houses are coloured, in the centre are a lot of restaurants and the people are relaxed. There is a church and little stores to buy souvenirs.  I think from there are also activities like a boat tour etc. At the same place the bus dropped you of, you can directly by a ticket to head back to Medellin! If you just want to go to the next attraction you can pay 2 COP for the bus or take a tuktuk motorcycle which drives you to the Rock of Guatapé.

The Rock of Guatapé (El Peñón de Guatapé):

The most important attraction in Guatape is the huge stone … You need to climb up 700 steps till you on the top. I did it without stopping but it was hard. From the gas station you can walk up to the entrance and buy a ticket to go up the stone. Once you arrive at the top you will be speechless! The 360 degrees view is amazing.

The indigenous Tahami, former inhabitants of this region, worshiped the rock and called it mojarrá which means rock! In July 1954, the stone was first climbed from Luis Villegas, Pedro Nel Ramirez and Ramón Díaz, with sticks fixed against the walls within 5 days.

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Galeria Guatape Hostel:

I stayed for two days in Guatape and slept in a really nice hostel Galeria Guatape Hostel in walking distance to the stone. The host of this hostel and all the people that work there are amazing. You can swim, enjoy a nice view over the lake and enjoy a free Coffee (the best coffee I had in Colombia) whenever you want. The breakfast was just delicious and also included in the price, a restaurant to eat dinner is close by!

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Mendoza’s Malbec Wine from Argentina

Today I am going to tell you more about Mendoza a city in Argentina

After my two month of school in Buenos Aires I started my trip in Uruguay Montevideo and my second stop was Mendoza, the home of the Malbec red Wine.

Why Mendoza?

Mendoza is the capital of the province of Mendoza. The City is located on the eastern side of the Andes. If you are interested in hiking, rafting, zip lining, horse riding or sports in general this is the right place for you! But what if you just like to relax and have a good time? No problem, since Mendoza is also a wine region, there are dozens of vineyards, wine cellars to visit.

Depending where you are staying the vineyards can be reached by bicycle, bus or taxi! They offer wine tours mostly in the mornings and show you around, explaining the production and letting you taste there originals Malbec wines!

I stayed at the Lemon Tree Hostel which is outside of the city but really close to all the outdoor activity’s you might want to do! Nice rooms, a pool with a relaxing area, a kitchen and a good prise.

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Places to visit are:

Thermas de Cacheuta (hot water springs thermal bath)

Potrerillos (hiking, rafting, zip lining, swimming)

Uspallata (Nature, hiking)

Vineyards near the hostel

 

Thermas de Cacheuta

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So I booked just one night at the Hostel and a flight the next day, because I thought there is nothing to do in the city. I sadly didn’t know that in the province Mendoza you have all this outdoor activities like Zip Lining, Hiking and Rafting including al the Vineyards! So at least stay a couple days to really enjoy your stay! Be smart!

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