San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Flamingo/Potrero News

For the past few months, several couples from Villa Alegre Bed-and-Breakfast have been playing every Friday afternoon at the Hacienda Pinilla golf course. An invitation is being extended to anyone interested in a casual, relaxed round of golf on Friday afternoons. The group meets at 2:30 p.m. for a 3 p.m. tee-off. It is always a scramble event and usually ends up being guys versus girls. The group plays only for pride, and right now the men are looking for some help. This is a fun and social way to play some golf, so show up any Friday for a good time. If you are single, find a partner or just show up by yourself. There is room for anyone in this format. For more information, contact Jason Bauer at 2681-4502 or

Cabo Velas medical and dental center now has a new sign on the roadside in front of its building, with names and contact information for local dental and medical needs. The medical team, Dr. Adriana Monge and Dr. Natalia Rendón, is on call 24 hours a day and will make house calls if needed. The phone number for the medical clinic is 2654-5872, and the dentist, Dr. Marcela Porras, can be reached at 2654-5326.

As part of the effort to conserve the Flamingo mangrove forest, the Flamingo Beach Resort organized a June 29 mangrove cleanup involving area business owners and residents. The project’s objectives are to improve the health of the forest, safeguard the integrity of the ecosystem and raise public awareness about its ecological value.

The Flamingo mangrove forest is an amazing ecosystem that provides habitat to more than 35 species of sedentary and migratory birds, many species of fish, crabs, snails and other invertebrates, as well as a few species of mammals, including howler monkeys.

The Flamingo Beach Resort plans to make it an annual cleanup effort to help maintain the integrity of the mangrove forest.

–Babe Hopkins

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