Costa Rica

COME CELEBRATE THE CHILDREN! (Sunday)

Costa Rica has a day in honor of children called "KID'S DAY" and ADICOCO has organized celebrations for the kids this coming Sunday 8th of Sept. at the beachfront park Amor de Temporada in Playas del Coco. Activities begin at 10 am and continue till sunset. There will be skateboarding contests (1,000 colones) , face painting (500 colones), BMX demonstrations, longboarding, jiu-jitso, volleyball, acroyoga ,music, bon fire, and more. 

These are part of the events celebrated all through the month of September as part of the celebrations of Independence. More on that to come.

 

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The Tradition continues at Country Day School Guanacaste

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CDSG Actualización de la comunidad

CDSG Community Update

Con tan solo a 4 días de distancia del primer día de clases en CDSG, queremos aprovechar esta oportunidad para que la comunidad sepa que nuestras puertas están abiertas y estamos en mira hacia a un año escolar fantástico! Tenemos un maravilloso grupo de estudiantes que regresan este año junto con muchos de los nuevos afiliados. Todavía tenemos espacio para el crecimiento y la bienvenida a los nuevos estudiantes. Tenemos la suerte de tener un increíble campus (y enorme!) Que puede acomodar fácilmente a todos nuestros estudiantes actuales y más. A medida que crecemos, vamos a seguiremos manteniendo las clases pequeñas que disfrutamos actualmente y ampliando la facultad, según sea necesario. En el mes de Agosto abrimos nuestras puertas con el mismo plan de estudios consistentemente que se ha preparado para nuestros estudiantes y  para las increíbles oportunidades en prestigiosas escuelas de todo el mundo.

 
En cierto modo, esta caída es "business as usual". Tenemos casi todos nuestros excelentes profesores y personal que regresa desde el año pasado y estamos muy contentos de dar la bienvenida a algunas caras nuevas también. Tuvimos un verano muy ocupado preparándonos para este año escolar bajo la nueva creación de organización sin fines de lucro dirigida por la comunidad que es La principal diferencia – que es enorme a años anteriores es que ahora tenemos el poder para poner en marcha los cambios en función de lo que nosotros, como comunidad de los padres es dar lo  mejor para nuestro hijos. Como parte de nuestro plan de estudios nos comprometemos con la integración más profunda de
idioma español siendo sólo una área en la que, de forma colectiva, expresamos la necesidad de cambio y estamos actuando en esto!
 
Para aquellos de ustedes que quieran implicarse más y unirse a ese equipo, La Junta Provisional de Administración ha estado trabajando en nuestro nombre, y habrá una elección abierta en el otoño. La Junta tiene un tamaño limitado, pero el proceso de inclusión es 100% democrática - votamos por los representantes que queremos, con el fin de garantizar que este equipo represente todas las voces dentro de nuestra comunidad.
 
Muy pronto vamos a estar hasta el cuello de todas las actividades normales del año escolar, así que sólo quería aprovechar esta oportunidad - antes de que los libros se abren y los equipos deportivos se reúnan - para que todos ustedes tengan conocimiento que estamos muy ilusionados, agradecido y emocionados por hacer todas las cosas que sabemos que van a beneficiar a la próxima generación de líderes que viven aquí en Guanacaste, y agradecido de tener esta increíble oportunidad de hacerlo.

Atentamente, La Familia CDSG

With the first day of school just 4 days away, we at CDSG want to take this opportunity to let the community know that our doors are open and we are looking forward to a fantastic school year!  We have a wonderful group of students returning this year along with many new enrollees. We still have room for growth and are welcoming new students. We are fortunate to have an incredible (and massive!) campus that can easily accommodate all of our existing students and more.  As we grow, we will continue to maintain the small class sizes that we currently enjoy by expanding faculty as needed.  We open our doors this August with the same proven curriculum that has consistently prepared our students for incredible opportunities at prestigious schools around the world. 
 
In some ways this fall is "business-as-usual.”  We have almost all of our outstanding faculty and staff returning from last year and we are excited to welcome a few new faces as well. We had a busy summer preparing for this school year under our new establishment as a non-profit, community-run organization.  The main difference - and this is a huge one - from previous years is that we are now empowered to put in place the changes based on what we, as a community of parents, feel is best for *our* children.  A commitment to deeper integration of Spanish as part of our curriculum is just one area where we, collectively, voiced a need for change and we are acting on it! 
 
The interim Board of Directors has been working on our behalf, and there will be an open election this fall for those of you who would like to become more involved and join that team.  The Board is limited in size, but the process for inclusion is 100% democratic - we vote for the representatives we want, in order to ensure that this team represents all of the voices within our community.
 
Very soon we will be knee-deep in all of the normal activities of the school year, so we just wanted to take this opportunity -- before the books open and the sports teams assemble -- to let you all know that we are both excited and grateful.  Excited to do all the things that we know will benefit the next generation of leaders living here in Guanacaste, and grateful to have this amazing opportunity to do it.
 
Sincerely,
 

The CDSG Family

 


Where are you watching the upcoming NFL Season?

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We all know that sometimes getting to watch your NFL team is a little difficult at times to find in Costa Rica so we have listed a few places to watch the upcoming NFL Season in various locations.

Let us know where you like to watch the games.

We also decide to attached a funny video to get you in the mood for this upcoming season. 

Playas del Coco:

Coconutz Bar & Grill - NFL Package/Sound

Zi Lounge  - NFL Package/Sound

La Vida Loca - Games with Sound

The Anchor Bar - Games with Sound

 

Playa Tamarindo:

Sharky's - NFL Package/Sound

Chillerz - Games With Sound

 


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Residents say concession holders have destroyed Tempisque River and put communities at risk

We hope that this is followed up on in the near future to avoid any damages in the upcoming months. ..

By Edgar Cantón / Voz de Guanacaste

Residents of the community of Los Angeles of Palmira in Carrillo, Guanacaste, reported that concession holders have destroyed the Tempisque River and endangered the community in case of flooding.

The neighbors are upset with the Ministry of Environment for having authorized a concession to extract sand from the Tempisque River, work which was done using a backhoe to descend into the river and remove the sand.

 The  Tempisque River , or  Río Tempisque , is 144 km long, located entirely in  Costa Rica  flowing from the Guanacaste Cordillera  near the  Orosí Volcano  and emptying into the  Gulf of Nicoya .

The Tempisque River, or Río Tempisque, is 144 km long, located entirely in Costa Rica flowing from theGuanacaste Cordillera near the Orosí Volcano and emptying into the Gulf of Nicoya.

The head of the environmental office of the Municipality of Carrillo, Henry Duarte, said that at the time he had opposed the concession because it affected the natural defenses of various communities against the overflowing of the river during rainy season.

He said that the National Environmental Technical Secretary (Setena) approved the permit for sand extraction, despite the reasons given by the Municipality of Carrillo. The neighboring communities of Filadelfia, such as La Palmera, are concerned that the heaviest part of rainy season is coming up and they could be affected.

They said the concession holders broke the wall of the river in one of the river’s bends, and it could flood several neighborhoods. They are asking the environmental authorities to void the concession for extraction from the river with machinery. In the area, until recently, the only concession holders were sand artisans who remove the sand with shovels and use oxen to move it to a collection site.

 


New Sunset Fishing Tours!

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3pm until Sunset    $50 per person limit of 5 per tour

catch: Wahoo, Mahi, Red Snapper, Bonita and more..

see: Whales, Dolphin, Manta Rays, Turtles, Snakes
cells: 8940-0442      8887-0498

email: info@crfishon.com 

site: crfishon.com

 


Vacation Rentals to pay same taxes as hotels in Costa Rica

This was written today in www.InsideCostaRica.com , This is a law that if passed will be extremely difficult to enforce and Real Estate for condos in such towns as Playa Tamarindo and Playas del Coco will then possibly have less value.

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August 5th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Private homes and condominiums that are rented as vacation homes will have to begin paying the same taxes and fees as are imposed on hotels.

The measure will be imposed by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute (ICT) as a palliative measure against the downward trend in hotel occupation, which hotel operators blame on vacation rentals.

According to the director of the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH), Flora Ayub, the regulation is ready and only requires the signature of President Laura Chinchilla to be published in the official Gazette, meaning the measure should come into effect in the coming months.

Ayub said vacation rentals constitute unfair competition because they operate at a lower cost and are not forced to pay the same taxes and fees as hotels.

Additionally, hotels are forced to pay for electricity at the “industrial rate,” which is significantly higher than on private residences used as vacation rentals.

In addition, vacation rentals are not required to carry a health permit, meaning should a grievance or complaint arise; it is difficult for customers to recover damages.

“We are not opposed to the [vacation rental business], what we want is that the rules are the same, that they have the same obligations as us,” Ayub said.

 


Tex Mex Buffet and Live Music at La Vida Loca

 New Logo for La Vida Loca

New Logo for La Vida Loca

Live Music Jam and Meet The New Owner!
The LEATHER PIRATES, OSCAR LIOS, ANDY BROWN AND MORE!
Tex/Mex Buffet,  Burritos, Tacos, Nachos and more
C4000 all-u-can-eat includes a Margarita!
Saturday August 3rd  5pm

Sunday August 4 All Day SchnitzelFest
Bratwurst, Wienerschnitzel, Sauerkraut, German potato salad and more!
With German Chef Miguel!

 


Free Drinks for Guys & Girls at Aqua

With a c2000 entrance fee, you will receive 3 free drink tickets for beer or Cocktails every Friday at Aqua in Playa Tamarindo. Have fun!

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