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Nature: Piedras Blancas National Park

The Piedras Blancas National Park (PNPB) is one of the most recently created protected areas and one of the least visited in Costa Rica. It protects both continental (14,147 ha) and maritime (1,200 ha) area. It was created in 1991 (Executive Decree No. 23153-MIRENEM) to protect the last remnant of tropical rain forest in Golfito […]

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DAWG: The Life Of Shawnell Lisa Parker

Shawnell Parker who in September 2018 crossed the “Rainbow Bridge” was honored in December when the DAWG community held a memorial at Roca Verde. In every community exist a few special souls, people who are “known” by all for what they do; yet “known” by so few for whom they are. In the Costa Ballena, […]

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! What does that mean? The holidays represent distinctive celebrations for different people. Both Canada and the US have their historical Thanksgivings commemorating the beginnings of their nations, giving thanks for the good harvest and bountiful success of their ancestors. To my Jewish friends, it means the eight-day observance of Hanukkah or the celebration […]

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Petanque in Ojochal: Much More than a Game

According to Michele Moutquin, petanque has a longstanding tradition in Ojochal. French speakers from Canada, France and Switzerland met in 2005 at La Palmeraie, then at El Coco, the previous El Fuego, Fabricio’s Pizzeria, the Sud restaurant and the Pancito Café parking lot. Finally they have found their home in the Hotel Diquis, where the […]

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