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Entertain your kids with the very best that the coast and the city has to offer all summer long

By Emiliana García


Boxing: for children from 7 to 15 years old, children under 7 are fitness classes. $10 per child. During classes the kids play while they exercise inside the only ring in the jungle. Classes are in English or Spanish. Call 2682 - 0621 to book.

Dance Everybody dancing! Classes use a variety of techniques from Ballet to Hip-Hop and Jazz. "Cretive Dance" classes are Mondays 3:30 – 4:15pm, age group 2-5, 4:15 – 5:00 pm, age group 6-8. "Hip-Hop and Jazz technique" classes are Tuesday 4:45-6pm, age group 7-14 "Rhythm Tribe" classes are Thursday 3:30- 4:45 pm, age group 7-14 at Nosara Wellness. $10 per class. 2682-0630

Horse riding tour: book a tour with Boca Nosara Tour, Mis Amores or Playa Ponies. Ask at your hotel or tour agency for reservation.

Mini golf Mini golf courses for all ages, play 9 holes c2500 per child, adult c3500, combo son and father c5000. 8-9 Pm. All shade. Hotel Café de Paris

Horse riding: Carrie Anderson teach beginner, intermediate and advanced. Also teach three styles of riding western, hunter jumper and dressage, the main focus of the class is to learn to communicate with the horse and to form a bond of trust with the animal. Benefits of riding include building core muscle strength, balance, hand-eye and body coordination. Riding is also very therapeutic. $20 for a private one-hour lesson. 2682-5096 picture of girl with horse

Beach Buddies need a little vacation from your family vacation? Beach Buddies have all kind of activities for your kids. They offer art classes, sports, Spanish classes and lunch. From Monday to Saturday, for children between 4 and 12 years old. The day starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm,. Full day is $120 and half-day $50. You can call 8533-8979 for more information.

Aerial Yoga: is a unique fusion technique, in which they use a special hammock that acts as a soft trapeze and as a support while the kid master simple inversions and finally progress to more advanced poses. Every Tuesday, for kids over 9 years ols. Classes are $10 and go from 4:45 until 6 pm. Nosara Wellness 2682-0360

Canopy: Miss Sky. The longest of the world. Pure adrenaline. Perfect to see the tropical dry forest from the air and finish the tour in a waterfall. Ideal for children over 12 years, but if your child is younger, guides can take them with them. 2682-0969

Biological Reserve Lagarta Lodge, walk through the mangroves in the Nosara river. Birds sighting such as tucans and motmots. Also monkeys, Anteaters, reptiles, and hundreds of different insects. An excellent way for your kid to connect with nature. $6 entry. They offer private guide service in English, Spanish and German. 2682-0035


Horseback riding There are horses on the beach, and you can hire the guide's services right there.

Canopy Wingnuts. With 10 platforms and 11 cables, you can catch a glimpse of one of the best views of Chora Island and Samara Beach. Ideal for children over the age of 12, but if your kid is younger, the guides will take the child along with them. 2656-0153.



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Vacationing in Guiones beach or Peladas always had its price, and in many ways it still does. However, the new hostels are now expanding the type of tourists that are seen in the community's streets. The majority of them, called "backpackers," look for economical options close to the beach. They are young adults traveling around the country in search of good surf and a good time.

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The town of Nicoya is preparing a great celebration to honor its patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, along with the Yegüita Dance, which is held every December 12th to commemorate the origins and traditions that the Chorotega Indians left. The religious celebration includes several activities that bring residents, families and visitors together, embellishing the town with faith through one of the most deeply rooted traditions that characterizes Guanacaste's religious folklore.

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As you enter the garden of the Casa de Arte (House of Art) in El Curime of Nicoya, a stone path leads you to a door and a choice. The door, a piece of art in itself, is covered in squares painted with bright colors and designs, and it is symbolic of a choice each of us makes in life.

A Night Out in Nicoya

Sometimes residents and visitors of Nicoya's coastal areas find themselves "stuck" for one night in Nicoya. They might lose their bus or ride back to their hometown, or they just simply have to spend the night in the colonial city to run errands the next day. Many decide to book a room at a hotel and go straight to bed, however, Nicoya offers much more.

December Astrology Report

December promises to be a whirlwind of a month. Focus on seeing clearly the reality of all complex situations in your life- and pay extra attention to where self-defeating attitudes may be coming into play. The mid month eclipse could cause a communication snafu or two. Listen closely to avoid misunderstandings, and do your best not to make commitments until the dust settles. The end of the month brings clarity, so sit tight and do your best to have compassion for others now.


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