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Costa Rica: Swim, Explore, and Compete!

Costa Rica: nestled in Central American between the great Pacific Ocean and Caribbean sea, this is a land of pristine jungles and waters ready for swimming and exploring! On this trip, you'll swim with Coaches Pedro and Jake as well as ultra athlete, founder and race director of La Ruta de los Conquistadores and all around accomplished Costa Rica Native, Roman Urbina.

Stay at the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort (discount available) on the Pacific side and fill your days with world class swim clinics, tours, and wildlife sightings! Scroll down to view trip itinerary, package details, and more.

Register early for discounted rates!

Join us at the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort!

At A Glance


Friends & family welcome! Non-swimmers will also have a blast.
Trip Leaders


COACH PEDRO Founder of Water World Swim and Alcatraz maestro with Ironman finishes to his name, Coach Pedro brings his spirit and passion to this adventure!


COACH JAKE Coach Jake brings his Ironman and coaching experience to Costa Rica - again! He can be spotted on his paddle board in the bay, famously wearing a kilt.


ROMAN URBINA Costa Rica native and ultra athlete Roman will be our local connection, showing us his beautiful country and inspiring us to be awesome in the water!

Trip overview and details


  • Non-refundabLe deposit of $600 USD
  • Total cost including deposit is $1200 USD
  • Registration closes at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on April 5, 2016 (or when event is full).
  • Remainder payment due on April 15, 2016

Package includes:

  • Transportation from San Jose Airport (Costa Rica) to the resort and back on last day
  • Welcome dinner in Los Suenos
  • 2 coaches
  • Daily swims
  • Daily breakfast and tours
  • Farewell dinner in Los Suenos
  • Lunch on day tours

Staying at the Marriott

This trip takes place at the Marriott Hotel complex, which is open to golf, bike, run, hike, and has beautiful swimming pools. The pool and pool bar and restaurant are open from early morning until late at night.  Each person must reserve their own room.

  • Double: $245/night - (to get this rate, mention Water World Swim/Swim with Pedro.) (reg.$285.00)
  • Single: $ 125.00/night

Package does not include:

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended on any trip, with us or not!)
  • Air fare to Costa Rica
  • Marriott Los Suenos hotel
  • Anything not specified
  • Credit card usage fees

Costa Rica may only contain 0.1% of the world's landmass, but it's home to 5% of the world's biodiversity! When you're not swimming, you'll see monkeys, famous red-eyed tree frogs, endemic stunning butterflies, and more.

Tropical year round, Costa Rica has beautiful warm water that is begging you to dive in!

Water temperatures are tropical and glorious - leave the wetsuit at home!

Currency and Language
The currency in Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colón. The majority of people in tourist offices and hotels speak English, but Coach Pedro and Roman Urbina can help navigate Spanish.

Swimming Distances
Swim distances will range from approximately 1k to 3k. Competition on the last day will be timed and there will be medals, but swimmers are welcome to swim at their own pace.

Group Size 
Water World Swim is committed to minimizing our impact on wildlife and the environment. We have small groups, a maximum of 30 people with at least two certified, experienced open water swim coaches, two local swim guides, and local boat pilots that practice responsible tourism. The swim groups are organized based on speed and ability.

Essential Equipment
In addition to normal daily clothes you will need to bring the following:

  • Swimsuit (2)              
  • Walking shoes
  • Swimming goggles (2) *             
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Towel                                           
  • Sun Hat and Sunglasses
  • Waterproof sun block                 
  • Small backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Aqua shoes/sandals/flip flops

 Please note that Water World Swim will supply swim caps.

*Try to bring at least 1 clear lens and 1 tinted lens for different light conditions. We recommend one clear goggle, one smoke, and one blue or yellow. Goggles are light, and you can never bring too many back-ups of your favorite pair.

Optional Equipment
These items are optional. However, we do recommend that you bring them to give you more comfort options:

  • Wetsuit
  • Swim aids as zoomers or fins
  • Snorkel and mask
  • Rash vest to protect you from the sun.
  • Body Glide
  • Neoprene cap, if your head gets cold easily

Walking Conditions
Most walks will be on recognized paths and tracks. Some walks may be over trails, or uneven terrain.

Itinerary subject to change.

Day 1 - May 2
Everyone arrives to San Jose Airport in Costa Rica, and transfers overnight to Los Suenos resort.

Day 2 - May 3

We will have a meet and greet over breakfast for all swimmers and brief you about the trip. Then we will head to Punta Leona and Playa Blanca, where we will have a 1-2 hour clinic and then lunch. After lunch, you’ll take the Crocodile Tour at the Tarcoles River before heading back to Los Suenos for dinner and a relaxing sunset.

Day 3 - May 4

We’ll do a morning swim clinic at Agujas Beach, swimming about 2.5k from Agujas to Punta Leona, supported by safety kayaks. After lunch at the beach, swimmers can opt in to a jungle canopy tour and then have a sunset toast at the beautiful Villa Caleta Hotel.

Day 4 – May 5

We will take a morning trip to Manual Antonio, one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful National Parks, to see monkeys! We’ll have a clinic at the beach and have lunch in Quepos.

Day 5 - May 6
Get ready to compete! Today we will be racing for medals. Swimmers are more than welcome to be in it to win it, or swim at your own pace. Farewell dinner and awards ceremony!

Day 6 – May 7 Thanks for swimming with Water World Swim
We part ways, filled with memories! Thanks for joining us! We will transfer you to the airport.

Stay tuned for flight recommendations!

Marine Life Disclaimer
Swimming off Costa Rica is an amazing experience, but you need to be aware of potential challenges. We will minimize potential challenges and will brief you on how to responsibly interact with marine life. Our escort boats are equipped to treat the most common minor issues. However, it is your responsibility to contact us prior to booking if you suffer from Anaphylaxis or other medical conditions and allergies. You should seek medical attention if you develop any infection following contact with the above. We recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance.

The safety of our swimmers, and environmental responsibility are the two priorities for Water World Swim. For safety reasons we rely on decent weather conditions during all swim crossings. Open water swimming requires an inherent degree of flexibility. The planned itinerary may change. This adds to the uniqueness of each tour!

Water World Swim respects the natural environment of Costa Rica. Leave nothing but footprints; take nothing but photos! We are committed to social and environmental responsibility and practices that minimize our presence and impact to sea life and the natural habitat.

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