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Montezuma Musings

Cabuya Surf Club, in its ongoing effort to keep area youth involved in competitive surfing, has announced that Mikol Salazar and Steven Serrano will be sponsored for the upcoming national surf contest series. In addition, the Playa Los Cedros Junior Surf Contest was a huge success this year. Conditions were ideal for the two-day tournament with overhead surf, a huge crowd and sunny skies. The contest is a community-based effort that would not be possible without support from area businesses. Many thanks to Hotel Luna Llena, Century 21 Beach Area Properties, Amor de Mar Hotel, Zoom magazine, Ylang Ylang Resort, Armonía Eco Village and Montezuma Surf School and Surf Safari, which donates 10 percent of all proceeds to benefit junior surfing. For complete contest results and photos, visit

Keep an eye peeled for an exciting new restaurant in Montezuma. Michael Strazie, from Cape Cod in the United States, is opening Dorado’s BBQ Grill and Tacos. The menu will offer “killer” fish, chicken and shrimp tacos, grilled chicken in a variety of flavors, and vegetarian items. This new venture will focus on sustainable business practices and community support projects. All items will be available for takeout and delivery, packaged with biodegradable paper products. Find Dorado’s in Montezuma Center, or call 2642-0717.

Get your costumes ready for Escuela Futuro Verde’s annual Halloween party Oct. 30. The fundraising event will be held in the old school location, a kilometer above Montezuma on the Cóbano road. Kids’ activities start at 4 p.m., and DJ Black starts the dance music at 8 p.m. Escuela Futuro Verde has moved into a new campus, and will use the party proceeds to continue improving the educational environment for its students. For more information or to make a donation, visit the school’s website at or call 2642-0291.

–Chris Johnson

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