San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Flamingo/Potrero News

A fond farewell to teachers, Scott Peters and Delcina Phelps, from the U.S. state of Oregon, who  had been teaching for the last year at La Paz Community School and are returning  to the states to pursue their careers closer to friends and family. We wish you both well!

Beach Community Church recently hosted two seminars for local Spanish-Speaking church leaders at BCC and Calvary Chapel in Villa Real.  The seminars were taught by Dr. Alejandro Oviedo and Victor Soto from the Honduras-based “Walk Through the Bible,” program. Over 100 people were in attendance throughout the week, so thank you to all who participated in making the week’s event a great success.

For the youth in our area, there will be a free baton twirling clinic on the beach in front of Flamingo Beach hotel running through July 29. Hosted by the Southern Tennessee Twirling Association, the clinic starts at 10 a.m. Each summer the students and their families travel to a special destination to perform, teach, and often compete. This year they are bringing batons to share with local kids in Costa Rica.  

Our first “Cha Cha for Charity” class sponsored by I Break for Iguanas was held recently at the Flamingo Marina Resort.  There were about 17 brave souls who brought their dancing shoes and raised $52. Our brave beginners learned the Cha Cha basic step, the crossover, and a spot turn.  Everyone had a good time with lots of laughs.  We want to thank everyone for their support and especially, our assistants Olivia and Ashlee Goodloe. If you want to be on this contact list for future classes, send contact info to

Brasilito is now offering an Italian restaurant and pizzeria, called Séptimo Cielo (Seventh Heaven), which has become the talk of the town. The owner, Daniele, and his staff provide outstanding  meals with top-notch service. Our waiter Ernesto, who was playful, remembered each of our names and never had to write anything down when taking our order. The restaurant is open daily (closed on Wednesdays) from 4 to 10 p.m. They offer free transportation for a minimum group of six. Call 2654-5670 for reservations.

There is a newly published author in our midst: Playa Potrero resident, Craig Ledbetter, has a new book out “Saved by the Enemy,” a true story of two brothers who lived in Berlin, Germany, during WWII. Filled with facts and history, the book is offered at a signing at Marie’s Restaurant in Flamingo on Friday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan Fisher of Surfside designed the cover. Susan Adams of Tamarindo will also be at the event displaying her fine art, along with wine supplier, Jorge Granados, who will showcase his fine selection for purchase. For more information, write and .

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