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Tips: Safety on the Beach

Over the last 20 years, I’ve heard the same stories multiple times. Here is the first one “I locked up the car and hid my bag under the seat. But when I came back, one of the doors was open and they took everything inside. I was gone only ten minutes.” I do not need to […]

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Costa Ballena Lifeguard, Salvavidas, Dominical

Beth Sylver: The Lifeguards’ Ambassador

Costa Ballena has come to greatly appreciate Beth Sylver´s dedicated input to improving the circumstances of the Guardavidas Costa Ballena Lifeguards. Beth and her husband, Gene, are from California where they used to produce fine extra virgin olive oil. She felt the need to study yoga and transfer her newly acquired insights to more people. […]

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Donations for lifeguards and Safe Beach program

I want to share a big win with you, three actually. For years the Lifeguards have relied on many small donations from the community. Our first big win was when the Mayor of Osa pushed through four of eight salaries making the Municipality a true partner in the program. The second big win happened when […]

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Perez Zeledón Bans the Use of Agrochemicals in Public Spaces

~ by Amy SchriftIn a virtually unanimous vote in April of this year the Concejo Municipal of Perez Zeledón became the first municipality to bring into law a complete ban on the use of agrochemicals in public spaces; including roadsides and ditches, green areas, soccer fields, etc. The hearing was attended by over 125 people. Presentations were given […]

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Fresh at the Feria: The Cacao

~ by Luba Nikolayev Cacao is considered by ancient civilizations to be a gift from the gods, and is still loved around the world today. From the aromatic sweet smell of chocolate to the bitter taste of the beans and the satisfying crunch, cacao engages all our senses. Many cultures, like the Mayans, have used this plant as a portal to […]

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