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Party to the Beat of the Drums

by Emiliana García

Twice a month, Hotel Café de Paris changes its name and rhythm. On Fridays, every two weeks, you can hear the drums and see the improvised dancers going into a trance. Now, the hot spot on Fridays is the “Fish Bar”. 
  
Why Fish Bar? Rumor has it, a wooden fish hangs in the bar area, near the pool, catching people's attention and so they started calling it “The Fish Bar”.  

Music starts playing at 7 pm; sometimes there is a guitar, other times a marimba. Tables fill up with people looking to taste some of the recipes based on the Tico-European cuisine of Swiss Chef Fabian Piguet. Then, with a full stomach and a happy heart, the drums start to beat.  

At this point people start moving their bodies, letting go of their emotions. Others come with their own instruments and join the circle. The energy increases and people close their eyes as they vibrate to the beat of the drums. The rapture of the night reaches its peak, allowing the rhythm to slow down, little by little, as the musicians leave one after another.

*Upcoming events at the Fish Bar will be held on Friday, March16th and Friday, March 23rd. Reservations for dinner are recommended.

 
   
 

 

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Nosara’s Fiestas: Lots of bulls, few people

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Highly successful debut of ‘El Fin’ in Nosara

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If you can’t go to the movie theater, then the theater will come to you! The Voice of Nosara is proud to present the movie “El Fin” (The End) on Thursday, March 8th in the events hall of the Nosara Fiestas, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. 

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Astrology VON March 2012

Aries: Financial productivity is likely; this is the perfect time to tackle any project that you have been putting off. Disruptions and delays could be par for the course. Dot your I’s and cross your T’s to insure that everything comes off without a hitch. Use this time to review any plans for the future.

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