A tropical paradise of palm tree-lined beaches with soft pale sands as the sun glistens across the water. Costa Rica is a dream like...
You can find one of the longest left-hand waves in the world at Pavones.
The former 'King of Pavones' has been denied entry into Costa Rica again, complicating his quest to regain all the beachfront property that was once his in the idyllic hamlet in the country's southwest corner.
“The Battle for Paradise: Surfing, Tuna, and One Town’s Quest to Save a Wave” by Jeremy Evans chronicles a fascinating fight for the soul of Pavones.
Dan Fowlie, founder of Pavones, proclaims his innocence of drug charges for which he served 18 years, and asserts his claim to all the land he once owned.
A developer from Texas is building a 60-unit beachfront condominium complex, right in front of the famous wave at Pavones, and a lot of people are up in arms over the size of this project and the zoning plan that comes with it. Others say it will bring jobs.