Instruction in Paragliding

Tandem Paraglide Costa Rica also offers instruction for those that wish to learn how to paraglide. Alex Badilla is a native Costa Rican who is also one of the few in the country that have earned their USHPA Instructor Rating.

Numerous years ago Alex met a man named Fred Grotenhuis, aka Grampa Ninja, who is a legend in Costa Rica. Alex and Fred quickly struck up a friendship. Fred was a mentor of paragliding as well as life to Alex and his family. Many in paragliding circles know and remember Fred.

Alex followed in Fred's footsteps on being an enterpreneur. Years ago Fred built a place called Grampa Ninja's Bed and Breakfast on the Pacific coast near Nemaclys launch. Fred often found himself staying with Alex and his family in Rivas, and encouraged Alex to build cabinas at his house. The cabinas are a great place to stay if you want to experience Costa Rican hospitality, culinary flavors and pura vida.


Call for a quote on your paragliding tour with Alex and his team.


Phone / Whatsapp 8-345-5135 (international 011-506-8-345-5135)




Cabinas are $30, including breakfast, free wifi and beautiful view.

Laundry may be used at $5 per load



If you are going to rent a vehicle while paragliding in Costa Rica we highly suggest a 4WD vehicle.

If you would like to ride with us our rates are as follows:

Ride from airport to Rivas: $180 one-way, typically no more than 4 people depending on equipment and space required.

Ride to and from Alex home/ Cabinas to Alex Launch: $5 per person
Ride from Alex home/ Cabinas to Dominical : $20 per person

Rivas: $5 per person
Dominical: $10 per person
(Cheaper than a taxi or renting your own vehicle)

Visitors to Costa Rica question why they need guide services when they are good pilots. You are a visitor in another country and mostly flying on private property. It is our responsibility to the landowners to make sure you fly responsibly. Ultimately this means you will need our advice to help keep you from landing in the trees on launch or landing where you require assistance to retrieve your equipment.

$100/hr. with 1 hr. minimum


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