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Tamarindo Talk

From July 15-26, there will be Tamarindo Adventure Camp, sponsored by TIDE Academy and the Tamarindo Community Center. Kids will get a chance to surf, play soccer and tennis, do yoga and hang out on the beach.

There will also be dancing and music, drama exercises, and a science “exploratorium.” The camp will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring sunscreen, surfboard, swimsuit and a change of clothes; lunch is available for purchase, as is water and snacks. Register via email at TIDEAcademy or call 8658-1171.

Over at Copacabana every Wednesday, you can hear live music with Interiorama. The sounds commence at 4:30 p.m. and continue through sunset.

Nick Holt is a fitness trainer here in Tamarindo who has been getting phenomenal results for his clients using functional training – mostly body weight training focusing on movements rather than muscles.

He gives personal and group training both on the beach and at Tamarindo Gym in one-hour sessions, the latter using the TRX suspension method. Nick will also provide nutritional guidance. His certifications include TRX and FMS (functional movement screen), and he is in the process of getting a CSCS strength and conditioning accreditation.

As an avid surfer, Nick can not only improve your ability to paddle and subsequently surf, but he also he offers surf lessons. After checking out his website at, email him at

–Ellen Zoe Golden

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