Anyone who has lived here long enough remembers the old days of going to the bank. There were no numbers to take, and few chairs in which to sit. Everyone stood patiently in line because the ability to stand patiently in line was in the DNA of most all Ticos. I have heard that the original Himno Nacional of Costa Rica even included a line that went ‘’esperando en fila con la paciencia de un santo’’ (waiting in line with the patience of a saint), before it was edited out for the sake of brevity.
OBSERVE THE ENDINGS, ANALYZE THE BOXES, LEARN THE VERBS, MEMORIZE THE WORDS…
Four years ago we learned how to play with verbs in present and three years ago we learned how to play with verbs in past. ¿Remember the endings?
Let’s review both endings using boxes…
By Jennifer Rice
After CR Tree Plantation harvested their teak last April 18, 2016, they donated the land–277 acres (112 hectares) to the organization Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR). KSTR is known for its rescue and release of wildlife, but also works to earn its moniker, buying and restoring the rainforest of Costa Rica.
This beautiful rainforest property is in the hills of Parrita, Costa Rica and will reconnect the corridor on 3 sides when finished reforesting.
KSTR met with the Costa Rican Government (FONOFIFO) to plant 30,000 native trees on the newly acquired land. The organization will create a nursery on the property and subsequently plant 40,000 native seeds.
New Docks, new shops, new faces, more boats, and a few of the world’s largest mammals coming to visit are just a few items which are new around Marina Pez Vela. While the green season might mean a few less tourists in town, it is one of the busiest times for our local operations here at the marina and are months when our focus continues to grow on our local community, local and national celebrations and providing a world class space for locals to enjoy as the project continues to transform itself and our community. Here are some of the key news items for the project and we hope all of you will come out to spend time, support the new stores and enjoy this magnificent setting.
Carloz Muñoz – photo ISA
By Sarah Elena
Congratulations to our Costa Rican surf team who took third place in the ISA World Surfing Games in Jaco, the finals of the 2016 Aloha Cup! For eight days, the eight teams gave it their all as they paddled for the gold through the heat and choppy waters. The Tico team, defending world champs from last years competition, received an incredible turnout and endless support from their fans who have traveled near and far to back the team. Locals and travelers from all over the world lined the beach in Jaco to celebrate the marvelous talent and skills that are displayed by our Tico team and other countries represented in the competition.
Bienvenidos…Welcome to the Rain forest, green season has arrived. So enjoy the peace of it and the greenness it provides. Our mornings are normally beautiful the rain comes later in the day so get moving early and maybe an afternoon nap (guilt free when it rains haha). Are restaurants and tour companies are in full swing to make your stay here unforgettable and without the crowds more enjoyable. Marina Pez Vela offers outstanding restaurants and tours. Great shopping and MOST important this time of year underground parking and shuttle service. We recommended calling ahead to our fine restaurants beforehand because some will be closing for a quick holiday for themselves and staff. Always love this time of year being from the US I always look forward to the start of the NFL season. Catch all the games at Barba Roja and Byblos on the mountain. Hawg and Bills and El Sol at the beach.
We want to congratulate the Costa Rican Surf Team, Noe Mar McGonagle , and Jaco for an outstanding ISA Aloha Cup World Championship. The Tico team took the bronze in team competition. Noe Mar McGonagle brought home the bronze for Costa Rica in the individuals. We were fortunate enough to be there for the finals and Jaco deserves the Gold medal for hosting. The town was packed with surf fans from around the world and ended with a Cultura Profetica concert rocking the beach.
Costa Rica celebrates their 195th year of Independence on Sept. 15. Quepos will be having its parade with children in traditional costumes, floats and festive marching bands. So if you are in the area come celebrate with a country that truly appreciate their Independence….Pura Vida
We would like to thank Boris Marchegiani for our cover shot of one of the first babies born as part of the Scarlet Macaw reintroduction program at Gaia Hotel and Reserve. We also thank all its staff members and veterinarians Chris Castles and Ana Maria Torres for their work and dedication to bringing this beautiful species back into the skies of Manuel Antonio.
October 31 is Halloween so get your costumes ready for fright night in the jungle. Marina Pez Vela will be having a Halloween Bash as well as many bar and restaurants around Manuel Antonio and Quepos.
Also want to welcome our new advertisers Blue Restaurant & Social Lounge and Pura Vida Pest Control to our pages.
Sept/Oct is a double issue here at Quepolandia so we will be back to guide you in November. We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us at Quepolandia.com or on facebook. We appreciate and welcome your comments.
Happy Independence Day Costa Rica!!!
Peace and Enjoy…D
Sharing is one of the best qualities in the world. It as an action taken with joy and caring and celebration. Whether you are sharing your life with another, giving someone a ride, or simply gifting another human by being kind, sharing is a trait that many tourists here in Manuel Antonio appreciate, as well as around the world. It is easy to forget about the importance of sharing when one is preoccupied with him or herself. To hold and grasp to one-self, and the material things one earns is a lonely dead end street. How many times have we seen a person who looks as if they have it all, and in the end is ultimately unhappy, probably because they chose not to share. To “have it all” is a misnomer. It does not exist. Depending on your religious philosophy we all, have it all by simply being born. Sharing ourselves openly and completely is enough. To be true to oneself some find to be a mountain too high to summit, others live within it with ease, where are you on that scale?