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Manuel Antonio/Quepos Tidings

More new restaurants mean lots of dining options in the Manuel Antonio area. El Chef Oriental, offering authentic Chinese food, is now open Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to midnight, in front of Hotel Ramu’s in the old Banco Bar, across from La Garza commercial center. The best news is that they offer takeout and delivery; to place an order, call 2777-1189 or 2777-1173.

Offering healthy food options in Manuel Antonio is Juiced, at Hotel Arboleda on the main road to the beach. They serve smoothies, sandwiches and pub fare, and also offer takeout and delivery. For information, visit

Mailboxes to Go is now open in Quepos, meaning area residents no longer have to get their packages in San José and can receive them right here. Grand-opening specials are being offered until the end of January. The office is in La Garza center, 20 meters west of Banco Nacional. For information, call 2777-1151.

A new chess club is meeting Saturday afternoons at Café Mediterraneo, upstairs in La Garza center. For more information, write

Believe it or not, our area is getting a tennis club. Find out more at

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