More than 120 people toasted the tití monkeys and enjoyed an incredible evening at the Tití Conservation Alliance cocktail party Nov. 19 at Gaia Hotel and Reserve. As a result, the organization raised $2,500. Businesses that contributed donations included Gaia Hotel, Café Milagro, Hotel Sí Como No, Super Jordix, Kapi Kapi, Portasol, Hotel El Parador, Byblos Resort and Casino, Mini-Price Store, Hotel Mono Azul, Haycom, Alpiste and FEMSA.
The Byblos Pizzeria and Bistro in Manuel Antonio has reopened after a two-month renovation that saw the entire structure rebuilt and upgraded, with both the dining area and kitchen enlarged. The pizzeria has long been a favorite place to stop in for a swim, relax, see the monkeys and take a dip in the beautiful pool on the way back from the beach, and to have a drink and a meal. Regulars will be happy to hear that the pizza and other menu items remain unchanged. Several dinner specials are being offered for the reopening.