San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Notes from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) invites businesses interested in obtaining the Certification for Sustainable Tourism to a workshop on code of conduct for protecting children and youths from sexual exploitation. The course will be held Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Hotel Suizo Loco in Cahuita. For more information, contact Marilyn Fallas at, 2234-6222 or 2234-2993.

Are you a woman interested in experimenting with yoga, meditation and dance to enhance your creative power and abdominal health? Try Fertile Core Yoga, Thursdays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Hidden Garden, until Oct. 27. The class is open to anyone with yoga training. For information, call 2750-0954 or email

This week’s featured responsible business is Celestial Spring Water, a new company providing a local source of clean drinking water. The water comes from Valle de la Estrella near Penshurt. The eco-friendly, local water company has all the testing done to make sure the water is pure and safe, and has all its permits. It delivers containers of water to homes and business along our coast three days a week at prices similar to or lower than those of the big water companies. It can also deliver water to fill big tanks. For information, contact Saskia (English, Spanish, German) at 8897-2501 or, or Terry (English, Spanglish) at 8639-0048.

–Alaine Berg

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