*HAM RENTAL* Casa Talamanca, Costa Rica


Situated in one of the oldest beach communities in Guanacaste Province, Playas del Coco, Casa Talamanca is recommended by DA-RC members as the perfect ham holiday shack for serious DX Hunters, Contest Teams and DXpeditioners.

ti7wgiA 3 element multiband yagi antenna (See above and below), towering above nearby Pacific Coast beaches on a huge lattice tower, is the ultimate weapon for DX.

Coupled with an amazing yagi take off to the Americas and Europe and you’ve got everything you need for a successful radio weekend.

guenter_mariaA traditional Bed & Breakfast, Casa Talamanca is located approximately 20 miles from the city of Liberia, in northwest Costa Rica.

Away from the shack, team members can relax on white sand beaches or stroll the palm-lined black sand beach beneath the cliffs at Playa Ocotal which are only a few minutes bike ride.

beach-ocotalTo freshen up after the pile-ups, they can also dive, snorkel, swim, surf, fish, bird-watch, kayak, sail, jet-ski, hike, bike, golf, and horseback ride.

This ideally located Central American ham rental offers nice, spacious and clean rooms, private bathroom with hot water, a kitchen, fridge and cable TV.  All rooms have a ceiling, a standing fan and optional air conditioning. 

There’s even a pool and a barbecue facility available.

To book your fantastic trip away to this awesome ham holiday rental, check out the complete details, including costs, contact details and much more, below…

scarlet macawMore Infos…

  • Shack Name: Casa Talamanca
  • DXCC: Costa Rica TI7
  • Division: 69
  • Cost:  $15 US per night
  • Station: 4-Element Beam and G5RV antenna from 80-10m (1KW), 30amp Power Supply available on request, own rig required.
  • Licensing: Costa Rica doesn’t issue TI-calls to foreigners. Guests get their home call / TI8. You receive your guest license in San José. All you need is a copy of your passport and your Ham Radio License. After paying your fee at the bank, you’ll receive your guest license. It’s all done in 2 hours.
  • Contact Persons: Maria & Gunter (TI7WGI)
  • Contact Email: ti7wgi@ice.co.cr
  • Website: http://www.casatalamanca.com
  • Getting There:  There are plenty of flights to Costa Rica. From Europe, you fly via the USA. For me, Stuttgart – Paris – Caracas – San José was the best connection.  If you book on time, you will get a ticket from € 700 and the flight takes about 15 hours including the stops.  Bus from San José / Alajuela with the Direct bus to Playas del Coco or via Liberia with Pulmitan Liberia. From Liberia frequent buses travel to Playas del Coco (el Coco).