About Paragliding in Costa Rica

If you like paragliding you'll love Costa Rica. It's beautiful, it's adventurous, it's warm, it's people are friendly, it's pura vida. Costa Rica provides flying for any experience level paraglider. Most sites are P-2 friendly depending on conditions, with plenty of fun and challenges for experienced pilots. If you are not a paraglider pilot consider giving a tandem ride a try.

tandem paraglide costa rica ownersHistorically we fly almost every day. Costa Rica is very micro climatic, and we usually know which sities are working on any given day. When the weather is not good at one site we travel to another site. Sites include Dominical, Rivas, Jaco and the newly pioneered site of Hatilla, just 5 kilometers from Dominical.

Alex Badilla is the main pilot and instructor. He iives in Rivas, Costa Rica, where he also runs Alex' Launch, one of the most beautiful but technically challenging sites in Costa Rica. Alex' services include guide services and tandems. He also offers instruction and has his USHPA Instructor Rating.

If you would like to spend a few days with Alex and Tandem Paragliding Costa Rica, accommodations are also available. Cabinas are $30 per evening, and can sleep two. This includes breakfast and free wifi.

Alex is assisted by his wife Wendy, driver and hostess, and son Justin, who is a talented pilot himself. Their youngest son Joshua, at 9, is also a pilot in training and already taken his first solo flight with a 19 meter acro wing.