Darrel Simonson 1

Darrel Simonson

~ by Dagmar Reinhard Darrel Simonson is from Saskatoon in western Canada. There he was raised, married very young, and had three boys. At times he held 3 jobs to make ends meet. After working in […]

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The Borucans ~ People of survivors 2

The Borucans ~ People of survivors

~ by Susie Atkinson The Boruca Indian history contains some very hard chapters.  Through the long duration of the Spanish conquest, they did not give up! The Diquis region (southern border of Costa Ballena) became an important […]

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Homage to Doña Elba Montero Marín - Osa, Costa Ballena, Uvita

Homage to Doña Elba Montero Marín

~ by Dagmar ReinhardLess than 50 years ago, Bahía Uvita was an isolated area difficult to access. Its history is linked to Mr. Cai Cruz and the aluminum producer Alcoa. In 1962, Cai Cruz owned Hacienda Bahía […]

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Las Rocas de Amancio 3

Las Rocas de Amancio

By Dagmar Reinhard Photos Isidro Obando Vargas Don Amancio Vargas Obando was born in Guápiles (Limón) and raised in Quepos. He worked with the Banana company, where he also met his future wife, Zaida. He was 26 […]

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Remembering Roger Watson 5

Remembering Roger Watson

Roger Watson rode up to Escaleras on horseback 12 years ago, long before the Costanera highway existed, and landed his opportunistic eye on a plot of land. Shortly after, Watson became one of the first […]

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Pioneer of the jungle 6

Pioneer of the jungle

In 1971, Don Walter Odio returns to Uvita after having studied Animal Science at Louisiana State University, and becomes part of the family enterprise of El Rancho La Merced. Due to his newly acquired know-how, […]

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