San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Manuel Antonio/Quepos Tidings

Jungle Juice has reopened on the road to Manuel Antonio, next to Barba Roja. Owner Dina Tochluk says the store will continue serving smoothies and health-enhancing drinks. Hours are from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tues.-Sun. For more info, call 2777-7328.

Kids Saving the Rainforest has some great volunteers here who are going to run the Environmental Kids Camp Aug. 4. They are Brittany Anderson, Valerie Arguelles, Christine Ellenburg, Kevin Ellenburg, Melissa Ellenburg, Victoria Fiedler and Neal Simmons. They are seniors at Miami Palmetto Senior High in Pinecrest, Florida, in the U.S.

The girls are all Girl Scout Gold Award recipients and the boys are Eagle Scouts. The triplets, Melissa, Kevin and Christine are weekly volunteers at the DuMond Conservancy in the Monkey Jungle in Miami. They work primarily with owl monkeys. Two of the triplets wrote a book called “Two Monkey Tales.” One of the stories in the book, “Let’s Save the Rainforest,” is written and illustrated by Melissa. The other, “Nina, A Monkey’s Story” is written and illustrated by Christine.

The camp will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at the Hotel Mono Azul Tiki Hut. Camp includes a snack and all necessary materials, and costs ₡2,500 ($5) per person. All proceeds will go to saving the rain forest.

For more, email or call 2777-2592. Those who attend may purchase signed copies of “Two Monkey Tales.” Proceeds go to saving the rain forest. Participants will also receive prizes. Space is limited.  

–Jennifer Rice


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