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Stuff To Do Besides Surfing and Yoga

By Pinar Istek

If you are a surfer or a yoga practitioner, Guanacaste, especially Nosara, is a good destination for you to visit. In fact, for an outsider, Nosara and surrounding areas might even look like it is all about nothing but those two activities. Surely, there are other things to do such as zip lining, stand up paddling, horseback riding or kayaking. In addition to these mostly tourist attractions, there is other stuff to do for the residents. All from experienced instructors, tennis, salsa and ballet classes are offered in Nosara and surrounding areas.

Ballet
Ballet classes are mostly geared toward children. Patricia Vargas Gonzales, who has been dancing since she was 5, is an acclaimed ballet instructor from the Royal Academy of Dance. And she has been teaching ballet over 30 years. Currently, she teaches ballet in Nicoya, Palmira de Carillo and Carillo beach with a motherly patience and devotion to students as young as three and four. (see article)
 

  Salsa
"It is good exercise for body and mind. It is a good reason and way to spend time. In other words, it is a healthy distraction (from daily life)," said Willy Porras, a salsa instructor with 17 years of experience, after a class at El Rancho Tico. In addition to El Rancho Tico, Blue Spirit, Kaya Sol, La Banana, Café de Paris and Costa Rica Yoga Spa are some other places that host his classes. The ongoing class schedule is Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (see article from the May archive)

Tennis
An experienced instructor, who has played tennis since he was eight, teaches tennis classes here. When Daniel Mainzer arrived in Guanacaste from California, he brought with him more than 20 years of teaching experience. According to Mainzer, overcoming adversity, striving to do something and being the best you can be are only some of the life-related teachings of tennis. Mainzer offers private and group classes and can be contacted via his website, 506 Tennis. (see article from the May archive)

 

 

More Entertainment News

Cañas Seniors Visit Nosara
Fifteen Again

On Friday, June 17, Nosara's David Kitson Library Senior Club hosted a group of sixty seniors from Cañas. More than eighty people in all enjoyed a day of activities that included a morning dance–exercise, a walk at Pelada Beach, lunch, games and a dance show at Rancho Tico.

D Ray Brings California Sounds Back to Nosara

Singer-guitarist Danny Ray (D Ray) has returned to the Nosara music scene, where he has been a regular since 2006, and you can catch him Saturday night at Marlin Bill’s restaurant. The smooth voiced D Ray mixes the flavor of classic folk and country rock with a blues and early surf rock that shaped his formative years from his perch in Southern California. 

Two Days, 40 Bikinis: The Annual Bikini Show of Nosara

On Friday, June 10th 2011, Honali Beachhouse hosted the annual bikini show of Nosara. It featured 40 pieces from the local bikini designer, Desi Morffe. The event, that more than 150 guests attended, started at 7:00 p.m. The same venue also held an after party. (with video)

New Horizons for Ballerinas of Guanacaste

Five-year-old Alana Peuker Neukirch hurried out of their rehearsal space to greet her instructor, Patricia Vargas Gonzales, in anticipation of her weekly ballet class on Sunday morning, May 15, at Carrillo Beach. Excited and ready to dance, Alana in her pink tutu gave a quick hug to Gonzales and ran back inside.

Intercultura Samara School book fair and film festival
"The Crazyness of Life" In Between Book Pages and Movies Screens

From Monday, July 4, to Friday, July 8, Intercultura in Samara will be hosting free movies each night at 7 p.m. The theme of the fair is La Locura de Vivir (the Craziness of Life).

Juan Rafael "Chanel" Mora, Farmer and Millonaire
"Don't give your efforts working for another person"

Juan Rafael Mora Madrigal, known as Chanel (as in the perfume, Chanel No. 5), is 81 years old. Still he leaves his house at 6 a.m. to work on his twenty-seven fincas. He says he wishes night would never come so he could keep right on working outside. Although he had very little education, he has made his millions, raised 10 sons and two daughters, been married 64 years to the same woman and still enjoys good health.

June Astrology Report

When Mercury enters Gemini on the 3rd, our thoughts quicken and we become surrounded by a multitude of options and variables. Take a moment to listen to your deepest truths before jumping headfirst. Get distracted by the sights and sounds; spend time appreciating this colorful world. Flirt a little, allowing curiosity to lead you towards new discoveries and opportunities for growth.



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