San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Manuel Antonio/Quepos Tidings

Costa Rica SoZo is the first free social networking and classified advertisement website for the country’s Southern Zone. The site is full of valuable information, including a community social networking portal, classified ads, event postings, nonprofit organization coverage (including our local Kids Saving the Rainforest), tips for living in Costa Rica and live news feeds. SoZo also puts out a twice-weekly email newsletter, The Informer, which sends all classified ads and event postings to thousands of viewers. Join SoZo for free at

Don’t forget to renew your postal box at the Quepos post office. The price has gone up to ₡10,000 ($20) for 2012. If you pay after Jan. 31, you will have to pay an extra 50 percent. If you don’t pay by Feb. 29, you will lose your box. For more information, call 800-900-2000 or see or.

–Jennifer Rice,

& Anita Myketuk,

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