Things to pack
-Good walking shoes or hiking boots.
-Flip flops or river sandals.
-At least one pairs of light long pants.
-Light weight rain jacket or poncho-Waterproof bag to hold camera.
-Long-sleeved shirts for protection from the sun.
-Waterproof insect repellent.
-Small back pack for daily activities.
-Your own water bottle (there are refill stations at the fields).
-A pair of binoculars if you have them.
-Prescription medicines. If certain medicines are part of your daily health regimen and are vital to your health, make sure you bring an adequate supply for the duration of your trip.
Do I need a passport or visa?
United States and Canada citizens need a valid passport to enter Costa Rica and stay for up to 90 days. No visas are necessary. All Europeans need valid passports. Most, with the exception of the Greeks, don't need visas. Greek citizens must have their passports stamped with a visa before they leave home. All may stay for up to 90 days. In Central America, only Nicaraguans need consular visas to enter Costa Rica. All Central Americans must present valid passports. Panamanians may stay for up to 90 days; other Central Americans receive an initial 30-day admittance that may be extended for 60 days more.
Do I need to exchange money?
There is no need to exchange money, since in tourist areas US dollars are accepted as well as Costarican colones.
Where do we stay?
We will stay at the Tilajari. Tilajari Hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms with two double beds, a/c and private bathroom with hot water. All the rooms are equipped with double beds or a King size bed, air conditioning and a private bathroom. The room's amenities include: Cable TV, hairdryer and a safety deposit box.
Guest Services Include:
-Parcel and letter delivery
-Phone and Fax Services
What if I want to bring my partner, who does not play ultimate?
If you want to bring a partner who does not play ultimate, we will discount the cost of the t-shirt and frisbee (which means they will not receive these). The cost for the non-playing participant is $400, and he/she is of course invited to attend the games, party, hot springs session and nature hike.
The TD will make sure that Non-playing participants can contact one another so that they can plan activities in advance.
What other activities are available in the Arenal Volcano area?
The Arenal Volcano area caters to tourism, from high adrenaline zip-lines, to relaxation and massages at one of the volcano?s thermal water spas. There are many tour options. You can do a google search for Arenal volcano, and explore the many options. Here is a web-site that has links to many of the tours: https://www.arenal.net/tours You can also find information in any of the Costa Rica Guide books available, such as Fodors Costa Rica, The New Key to Costa Rica, The Tico Times guide to Costa Rica and many others.
What kind of wildlife could we see?
We usually see multiple kinds of wildlife during the tournament, common sightings include, Yellow-Throated Toucan, Keel-billed Toucan, Three Toed Sloth, Howler Monkeys, American Crocodile, Green Iguanas, Jesus Christ Lizards, Red-eye Tree Frog, and many other types of birds and other tropical wonders.
What is the weather in Arenal Volcano like?
Nearly 16 feet (5,000 mm) of rain falls on parts of Arenal yearly. Expect rain at any time of the year, but the wettest months are June through October, and the driest are February through May, and occasionally November. Yearly average temperature is 75 ?F (22?C), and there is no drastic change in temperature troughout the year.
Who is the TD?
Carlos Chacon is a born and raised Costa Rican Ultimate player who started playing Ultimate in Costa Rica in 1992, one year after the game arrived to the country.
For many years Carlos worked as a nature tour guide in Costa Rica, leading trips around the country. In 1994 he started visiting the United States chasing his American girlfriend. He started playing Ultimate in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1999, Carlos started dividing his time between summers on Hilton Head Island, where he played with the Savannah Georgia team, and winters and springs in Costa Rica, where he played with the Costa Rica team.
Since 2004 Carlos has been living with his wife and two kids in Bluffton, South Carolina, where he works as the Manager of Natural History for the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. He also organizes a couple of nature trips to Costa Rica each year. Ultimate and nature travel are Carlos' two major passions, which he has combined for the Costa Rica Volcanic Tournament. Over the years Carlos has played in several dozen tournaments, with various teams from South Carolina and Georgia.