NAVIGATION

Community Activities – June

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IRON MAN – JUNE 18TH

800 volunteers, 2,000 athletes, and 8,000 supporting family members will make up some of the 15,000 people that will be descending upon Playas del Coco on June 18 for IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica. This world-famous triathlon, organized this year by Costa Rican-born Wilber Anderson, will make a big economic impact on the area, estimated to bring upwards of $8 million into the area.

The event will showcase local artists through the IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica exhibition fair, the event providing 20 donated spaces to allow local artisans to reach a global crowd. In addition, the CRC Endurance Foundation, an organization that develops and empowers young male athletes in conditions of social vulnerability will be sponsoring two young people to participate in IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica.

Yoga with Miranda

New Yoga Studio in Coco

If you live near or are taking a trip to Playa del Coco, Yoga With Miranda is a new yoga studio. It has a small nutritional food section and a boutique with local handmde gifts.

The studio offers classes in Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, AntiGravity, Mediations and a yoga and dance fusion class called Yoga Lounge. Miranda offers private yoga classes at the studio as well. There are classes for beginners and advanced students. Prices range from $6/class for members, $12/ class for specialty classes, $10 – $15 for drop in, and $40 for private sessions. Visit www.myyogawithmiranda.com for more information

Coco Sunday Market

Every Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

No quaint Costa Rican beach town would be complete without an open-air market where local vendors can share their unique products with tourists and localsalike.

Playas del Coco in Northern Guanacaste is no different. Every Sunday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, one can meander among enticing displays of handmade jewelry, clothing, artsy knickknacks and delicious offerings of homemade bread, honey, granola and various other temptations guaranteed to delight your visual senses and awaken your taste buds to new and unique gustatory treats.

The Coco market was started by Luis Diego Villegas, owner of the Coco Consignment shop, located in the Las Palmas area just one block west of famous Coco Beach. The Sunday market is as much a venue for ex-pats, tourists and Ticos to meet, greet and chat about local happenings as it is a place to find that special pair of handmade earrings or one-of-a-kind ethnically inspired wrap skirt, shirt or beach cover-up. One can browse through the array of gently used memorabilia or utilitarian necessities featured in the consignment shop while looking for that special treasure to pack in the carry-on as a remembrance of the sun-drenched days and balmy nights in lovely Coco Beach. Rare is the visitor who experiences charming Playa del Coco without planning to return as soon as time permits. See you at the Sunday market!

Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo
July 28-30

The second annual Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo will be held in Flamingo Beach on July 28-30. The event aims to put fun and family back into sportfishing, while publicizing Flamingo as a world-class fishing destination. The tournament is open to all, with an entry fee of just $100 per team. Proceeds will go towards marine conservation and to a local charity called Abriendo Mentes, which is a non-profit organization that helps provide assistance to people in the Guanacaste region to access enhanced employment and education opportunities. If you’re looking for a new adventure that is also doing good for the surrounding community, check out the Flamingo Fishing Rodeo. Visit www. preschallenge.com for more information.

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