Our 2010 trip to Costa Rica for the Windwing Learn-To-Kite Week had an added delight and dimension after meeting Nicola Bertoldi, the owner/manager and head instructor of the Blue Dream Hotel and Spa.
Clearly one of the best kiters in the region, Nicola was the first to bring kiting to this windy northwest corner of Costa Rica. He arrived
in La Cruz from San Jose in early 2000 and immediately noticed the unique orientation of this northern most bay. The wind channeling down from the mountains Nicaragua hits the water of Bahia Salinas, build strength along the way and then perfectly brush sideways along the mile long beach of Playa Copal. It wasn’t long before the intrepid Italian started the first kiteboarding school in the area and shortly after, the Blue Dream Hotel.