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Tamarindo Talk

Happy Thanksgiving! Most restaurants in Tamarindo will offer a special Thanksgiving meal, including Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas, which will run about $15. Koi Restaurant, which has an expanded menu every evening, will offer a three-course special and live music for $25. Gobble gobble.

This week, on Sunday, the new Tamarindo Church will hold service in the old El Coyote restaurant on the road towards Villareal, 200 meters west of the Tamarindo Airport entrance. Pastor Lyle Watson will preside over worship services with a children’s church as well. For more information, call Lyle at 8868-0871 or go to

Last week, about 350 people ran the Ruta La Paz III around Tamarindo and Langosta. More than 500 spectators watched three races – a 5k, 10k and Kids Run – and the event benefited La Paz School. The top winners for the Men’s 10k were: 1) Jeffrey Rojas Arias, 2) Mathew Aurisy, 3) John Albert Quintana, 4) Gabriel Araya, 5) Abel McClennen. The top winners for the Women’s 10k were: 1) Kristina Ullrich Tigue, 2) Geysell Mejia, 3) Kerry McClennen, 4) Tanya Patricia Campos, 5) Murfel Hearens. The top winners of the Men’s 5k were: 1) Freiner Gutierrez, 2) Joel Gutierres, 3) Carlos Espinoza, 4) Victor Vargas and 5) Omar Cruz. The top winners for the Women’s 5k were: 1) Caroline Kirkendoll, 2) Evan Upchurch, 3) Sadie Mae Klein, 4) Gabriela Cabello and 5) Sofie Halus. Congratulations to all the finishers. A job well done.

Looking for a massage after your run or surf? Or just tight from the trials of the day? Let Shannon Vacca give you a massage. She’s certified in sports therapy and deep tissue massage and will come to you at your home or hotel. Call 8827-2759 to speak with her.

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