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SUBMISSIONS | Surfside Green Zones

As a result of recent activity near the Windsong Apartments, there has been some discussion of green zones in Surfside.

While some aspects of the green zone areas in Surfside can be quite complex, other aspects are simple. First, a person is required by law to obtain a permit through the Municipality of Santa Cruz before starting any activity in a green zone.

Second, the green zone areas are not for sale, nor can they be sold, regardless of any sales that have occurred in the past.

Third, there is a legal requirement for communities to include green zone areas in their zoning plans.

Finally, the Surfside Property Owners Association has not taken ‘sides’ either for or against anyone involved in or expressing an opinion about the activity behind the Windsong Apartments. The original developers of Surfside had a vision of a community, which included common community areas with swimming pools, parks, clubhouses, beach front parks and other amenities.

While these have not been realized, we feel it is prudent to protect the green zones so that this may come to pass, how ever far into the future that may be.


Richard Pease
Secretary, Surfside Property Owners Association
17 August 2014

¡AL CHILE!A chat with Carlos Munoz, winner of the 2014 Hurley Pro Video Trials. Meet the Costa Rican phenom here.
Photo | @aspworldtour


A chat with Carlos Munoz, winner of the 2014 Hurley Pro Video Trials. Meet the Costa Rican phenom here.

Photo | @aspworldtour

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As many of you may know, the Tamarindo Airport has been shut down since May of this year due to runway safety concerns. The scheduled date of reopening has passed, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been movement, as far as bringing air-traffic back to our coastal area.

CRHoy.com reported government officials and local entrepreneurs met within Reserva Conchal recently to scout land that would be donated for a 900 meter runway. Further technical studies of the area will continue the hopes of a new airport.

16 Agosto 2014 | 6:27pm
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We know you are out playing Bingo tonight at Marie’s to benefit Abriendo Mentes, and then going to Las Brisas for Ladies’ Night), but for the rest of the week…

14 Thursday  Evan and Killian host the night’s Radio Dos (99.5fm) Live Show at the Flamingo Beach Resort with drink specials and karaoke to follow, 5pm-7pm.

The Shack hosts their last event of the season with Ludo and friends, 8pm.

15 Friday It’s Mother’s Day folks, so you better treat your mom well:

Bahia del Sol: Yerbabuena plays their magic as a free Bellini is handed out to all of the ladies (along of course with free marshmallows for the bonfire), 5pm-11pm.

Marie’s: Pedro’s acoustic show accompanies dinner and drink specials, including free dessert and an after dinner drink for moms, 5pm-9pm.

16 Saturday KJ Joff keeps the karaoke rocking at Perlas, 8pm.

Side note: A special shout out to the mother’s of the crew at Potrero Post!

13 Agosto 2014 | 8:18pm
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Another side to the story on the Flamingo Beach Road from the Bulevar Las Olas de Flamingo Committee:

To the members of our Flamingo Community, especially those interested in promoting tourism, environmental protection, job creation and increased property values:

Unfortunately some incomplete and erroneous information has been circulating the community under the guise of fighting “the Closure of the Flamingo Beach Road.” In fact, this project is actually the creation of a beautiful and functional public access boulevard called the “Waves of Flamingo Beach.”

More than a decade ago, the Flamingo Marina served as an economic engine promoting tourism growth and spurring the creation of many small businesses in our area. It was a draw for many to make Guanacaste’s Gold Coast their home. However, the closing of the Marina operations— which was in no small part provoked by petty disagreements, political infighting and a lack of communication and information-sharing—left our community stagnating , while other areas in the region have prospered and benefited from the expansion of the Oduber International Airport in Liberia.

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Orcas were spotted yesterday playing in the wake of a boat just off Playa Brasilito, relayed Alito Vasquez, who took this photo and posted video of the small pod (see this post by Alito Vasquez).

These could be transient orcas, said Russ Nicks, an associate with the Transient Killer Whale Research Project based out of British Columbia, Canada. Transient orcas are one of four types of orca, distinguished by range and diet. Unlike resident orca, which prey mainly on salmon, trasietns are mammal-hunting killer whales, also known as Bigg’s killer whales.

11 August 2014
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Go on and get your bingo on.

Go on and get your bingo on.


Update on the closure of the Flamingo Beach Road: 

Along with the petition to stop the closure of the road (at Marie’s Restaurant) the following is a translation of what is being presented to the council at 5pm in Santa Cruz this Tuesday:

Through this, the undersigned, residents, 
workers and employers in Playa Flamingo and places nearby, we would like to greet you while ​at the same time we express our concern and opposition to a possible closure of the public road which links the south ​and north ends ​of Flamingo Beach for the following reasons:

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After last night’s rain, the creek beds on the back road to Potrero, which were bone dry yesterday, are at least now a slushy, mud mess. It is definitely an improvement! Keep up with the rain dances. Here’s hoping for more.

Currently were are at 87ºF/30ºC with 67% humidity with scattered clouds.

10 Agosto 2014 | 10:24am
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SUBMISSIONS | Flamingo Road Closure

Members of the Asociacion Pro-Mejoras de Playa Flamingo and Surfside Association are urging both full and part-time residents to sign anytime between now and Monday a petition against the closure of the Flamingo Beach Road. Signatures will be brought before the Municipal Council of Santa Cruz this Tuesday at 5pm. 

Anyone who cannot physically go and sign their name to the petition, can send an email to the Association noting their objections to the road closure (see instructions below). 

The following information was sent to the Surfside Association earlier this week:

You will need your cedula or passport number for ID on this and will print and sign this petition, if you desire to not have Flamingo Beach Road closed. This will be presented to the Municipal Council Tuesday showing the opposition of the community to closing the road! 
Please if you are in the area (you do not have to be a member of the assoc as this is an open letter and anyone can sign this). As many signatures as possibe are needed!
If you are not in the area please copy an email stating you do not want Flamingo Beach Road closed to Federico Marin email fams04@yahoo.com. 
Thank you to those who have done this and all who will sign or e mail re this and hopefully we will keep this road open! Hopefully there will be also a good turn out Tuesday In Santa Cruz at 5pm on this Tue!
Please scroll down for info re this from Federico [Marin, president of the Asociacion Pro-Mejoras de Playa Flamingo] with a thank you Federico and Assoc. for your efforts keeping this road open.
9 August 2014 | 5:41pm
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What’s the story with Flamingo Beach Road? just received an email re a petition signing at Marie Restaurant Today (Saturday) 12 noon why do the municipality want to close it????

Well, we are just catching wind of this and will investigate, but in the immediate, it seems stopping by Marie’s today might be a good thing. The most we know is the petition is meant to be signed and read to the municipality Tuesday in Santa Cruz by the members of the Asociacion Pro-Mejoras de Playa Flamingo, and other supporters, in an effort to keep Flamingo Beach Road open. We will follow up as soon as we know what’s up! (If you are planning on signing the petition, you will need to bring your cedula/passport…and anyone can sign.)

9 Agosto 2014 | 1:53pm
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If this doesn’t inspire you to get to the beach more and watch the sunsets…
Playa Prieta, GuanacastePhoto: Joshua Wilson1 Agosto 2014

If this doesn’t inspire you to get to the beach more and watch the sunsets…

Playa Prieta, Guanacaste
Photo: Joshua Wilson
1 Agosto 2014