Clubs and organizations in Costa Rica

May 1, 2018

Looking for a support group, local activities, political kindred spirits or a way to pursue your favorite hobby in Costa Rica? Check out this partial list of some of the country’s clubs and organizations, particularly those with multicultural or international areas of interest and membership. (Want to see yours here? Let us know at cvargas@ticotimes.net. Please include contact information, website/Facebook page and any relevant schedule information.)

Alcoholics Anonymoushttps://costaricaaa.com/

American Legion Post 10: Escazú, meets first Saturday of the month, 4034-0788, info@alcr10.porg, http://AmLegionCR10.com

American Legion Post 16: meets first Saturday of the month, Heredia, 2591-1695

Animal Shelter: Heredia. https://www.animalsheltercostarica.org/

Association of Residents of Costa Rica: 2233 8068,  arcr@casacanada.netwww.arcr.net.

ATEC (Talamancan Association of Ecotourism and Conservation): Puerto Viejo’s eco-tourism provider, help visitors find and interact with ecological activities. https://www.ateccr.org/

Birding Club of Costa Rica(BCCR) observe and identify the 900+ species of birds found here, travels around the country. Patrick McDonnell, information@birdingcraft.comwww.birdingclubcr.org

Bridge: Asociación Recreativa de Bridge, 2220-2818, www.bridgewebs.com/arbcostarica/rules. html

Coffee Pickin’ Square Dancers: San Francisco de Dos Ríos, Grace Woodman, 2249-1208, 8369-7992, gracewccr@gmail.com

Costa Rica’s Writers Group: Currently maintaining a roster of over 50 members. Meets the third Thursday of each month (except December), 11AM, Henry’s Beach Cafe,
Escazú. Contact Bob Brashears: bbrashears0@gmail.com  8684-2526. Visits its Facebook page.

DAWG: domestic animal welfare group, Uvita. Adoptions, Saturdays, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Centro Veterinario building, Uvita (across main highway, block north of  Banco de Costa Rica).

http://dawgcostarica.orghttps://www.facebook.com/D.A.W.G.DomesticAnimalWelfareGroup/

Democrats Abroad: politics, issues, register absentee voters. Meet last Saturday of the month, invited speakers on topical issues. www.democratsabroad.org/cr

Hash House Harriers: Costa Rica HHHmeet Mondays to run in the Santa Ana – Escazú area and Thursdays in San José. http://www.costaricahhh.com

La Leche League: For nursing moms. www.facebook.com/Liga-de-la-Leche-Costa-Rica

Little Theatre Group: English-language community theater, 8858-1446, www.littletheatregroup.org.

Newcomer’s Club of Costa Rica: monthly meetings focus on providing valuable information about Costa Rica. newcomersclub.costarica@gmail.comwww.newcomersclubofcostarica.com

Professional Women’s Network: pwn.wccr@gmail.com

Republicans Overseas Costa Ricasucceeds Republicans Abroad, meets once a month, participate in US Embassy and local government activities. www.facebook.com/CostaRicaGOP

Salvation Army: Cuartel Divisional, Calle 3 y 6, Ave. 18, San José, Apdo. 6277– 1000, San José. 2248 9087 / 2248 9175 / 2248 9181, costarica_division@lan.salvationarmy.org

San Vito Bird Club: https://sanvitobirdclub.org/, vp@sanvitobirdclub.org.

Wine Club: renbrantly@aol.com2288-6515.

Women’s Club of Costa Ricafriendship through service. Main goals are building friendships and promoting education for Costa Rican young people. wccr.org

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom: 2433-7078, peacewomen@gmail.com

Women’s Slow-Pitch Softball League: Roberto Castro, 8839-3856

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