Playa Tamarindo

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

 


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.

 


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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Whales, Dolphins and Fishing!

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fishing in El Coco

Just this morning many local fisherman were in the breakwater casting their lines and catching 20 pound fish as they battled the seagulls searching for Sardines. 

There has also been many sightings of Whales and Dolphins off the coast as many charter boats report along with their happy guests in the morning and during sunset trips. 

Sunset from  Marlin del Rey Sailing Tours  - Tamarindo

Sunset from Marlin del Rey Sailing Tours - Tamarindo

Green Season is upon us so the backdrop of nature is lush without a sighting of the bare mountain and fabulous sunsets in Guanacaste. Costa Rica.

Check it out what you can see in the video below!


Fourth of July Specials at Pangas!

Pangas in Tamarindo celebrates the Fourth of July with Dinner Special and Bar specials. Stop by and check it out! If you don't know where it is then check below! 

 

Businesses for sale in Tamarindo

Here is a short list of some businesses available for purchase in Playa Tamarindo. If you are interested or selling your then place Contact Us.

Chillerz Bar & Grill

Chillerz Bar & Grill

Chillerz Bar & Grill

Subwave

Mail Boxes Etc.

Contact Us.

La Oveja Negra Hostel, Restaurant & Surf Camp

Cevicheria Ricante

Mail Boxes Etc.

Cafe Sophia

Lazy Wave Restaurant & Lounge

El Garito Bar


Playas del Coco/Playa Hermosa Map


BREAKING NEWS: New Catamaran Coming!

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We have learned at elcocobeach.com that Marlin del Rey Sailing Tours will be receiving another catamaran of similar size to the New Marlin in Playas del Coco and Marlin del Rey in Playa Tamarindo!

There are many boats in the Guanacaste beach areas but Marlin del Rey has taken the charter business to new heights with their sunset tours originating from Playa Tamarindo and Playas del Coco. The tours include snorkeling and sailing and the have the best open bar and food of any tours that we have been to on the ocean or on land. The open bar has premium liquors, domestic and imported beers, bottled water, sodas and juices. The food usually consists of BBQ Chicken with Guacamole and Salsa that the crew prepares. They also have chips, fruits and homemade chocolate chip cookies.

We want to know what you think they should do with the next catamaran!

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