Greek Ghosts Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Helen-Dunn-Frame/e/B0054LDOBW
Weston Magazine Group: http://www.westonmagazinegroup.com/
For real estate needs, contact Ivo Henfling, a Dutch expat who has lived in the country since 1980 and founded the
American-European Real Estate Group at https://www.american-european.
Handy numbers and Links:
Keep in mind most phone numbers have eight (8) digits unlike 7 worldwide. The numbers are subject to change. Please notify me if you find any that no longer work. I will publish updates as I create new editions and note them on my website: firstname.lastname@example.org
To dial direct internationally: 00+country code + area code + number
To dial with assistance: 09+country code +area code+number
Emergency and access telephone numbers (may change):
110 – To make local collect calls, follow Spanish instructions.
1110 – For charge
1112 – Time of Day confirmation
1113 – Directory Assistance
1115 – ICE Phone and Internet Services
1116 – International Operator (Collect Calls)
1117 – Non-Emergency Police
1118 – Fire Department and Paramedics
1124 – International Information
1126 – Electrical Power Interruption
1187—Cell phone uses may obtain a monthly balance in Spanish.
128 – Ambulance
1192 – Tourist Information
1193 – Cellular Service
800-343-6332 – Bilingual Tourist Information
(Note: The area code for the eight digit numbers is 506.)
Airport Arrival Information: http://www.flightstats.com/go/FlightStatus/flightStatusByAirport.do?airportCode=SJO&airportQueryType=1
Juan Santamaría International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría) (SJO) http://www.govisitcostarica.com/region/city.asp?cID=407
Liberia Airport – Daniel Oduber Quiros International (LIR)
http://www.liberiacostaricaairport.net/ www.liberiacostaricaairport.net/LR arrival&departures.html
Air Canada – 2441-8025 – www.aircanada.com
Air France/KLM – 2220-4111 –www. airfrance.com
Alitalia – 2295 6820 – www. alitalia.com
American – 2248-9010 – www.aa.com
Copa – 2223-2672 – 2672 www.copaaiar.com
Cubana – 2221-6918 www.cubana.cu
Delta – 2256-7993 – www.delta.com 0800-016-2002
Iberia – 4000-0225 – www.iberia.com
Jet Blue – 0800-012-1666 – www.jetblue.com
Lufthansa – 2243-1818 –www. lufthansa.com
Mexicana Airlines – 2295-6969 – www.mexicana.com
Nature Air – 2229-6000 – www.natureair.com
Sansa Airlines– 2290-4100 – www.flysansa.com
Spirit Airlines -- 2293-4133 –www. spiritair.com or 0-800-011-1103
Taca Airlines – 2299-8222 – www.taca.com (Avianca)
United Airlines – 2442-6997 – www.united.com 0-800-044-0005
US Airways – See American Airlines
Airport Taxi – 2221-6865
CR Shuttle – 4000-1040, 2289-4292 www.costaricashuttle.com Skype: costaricashuttle; email@example.com
Interbus – 8849-8569 info @transportationcostarica.com Skype: traveltocr
Fantasy Tours/Gray Line – 2291-2222 www.graylinecostarica.com
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Links for medical facilities in Costa Rica:
(Area Code 506)
Hospital RafaelÁngel Calderón Guardia – 2212-1000
Clinica Biblica – 2522-1000
Hospital Hotel La Católica – 2246-3000
Hospital CIMA Escazú – 2208-1000
Hospital Metropolitano – San José 2521-9595
Hospital México – 2242-6700
Hospital Nacional de Niños – 2523-3000
Hospital San Juan Dios – 2547-8000
Poison Control Center – 2223-1028
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Belgium – 2225-6633
Canada – 2242-4400
China – 2291-4811
Columbia – 2283-6861
France – 2234-4167
Germany – 2296-6790
Great Britain – 2258-2025
Holland – 2296-1490
Israel – 2221-6444
Italy – 2234-2326
Japan – 2232-1255
Panama – 2280-1570
Spain – 2221-7005
Switzerland – 2221-4829
USA – 2519-2000
Other Handy Numbers:
Alcoholics Anonymous (San José) 2222-1889
AYA (water) 2257-8822 -- Pipe breaks 800-737-6783
Air Ambulance Services -- SARPA-CR www.sarpacr.com
Drug Control Police – 800-376-4266
Fire Department – dial 911, 1118, or 2223-8055
INS Medical (Instituto Naciónal de Sequros), 2287-6006, 800-2835-3467, www.ins-cr.com
INS Traffic Accident Report – 800-800-8000
Ombudsman (abuse or corruption) – 800-258-7474
Red Cross Ambulance – 2233-7033
Transit Police – 800-872-6748
If you are not a yahoo member, you will have to sign up to use the links to groups.
Holidays in Costa Rica, in the United States, or anywhere else, check online at http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/
The following list of clubs was provided courtesy of the Association of Residents of Costa Rica (ARCR). Since 1984 the organization has been providing services, information and advocacy to foreign residents. The main office is located on Avenida 14, Calle 42 in San José. 506-4052-4052. For general information, email firstname.lastname@example.org The group also has a Facebook page: facebook.com/AssociationResidentsCR. The group’s magazine El Residente is published every two months.
Groups meet daily throughout the country; times and places change frequently. For schedules for AA meetings and their locations go to:: www.costaricaaa.com.
English language Al-Anon meetings are open to anyone whose life has been/is affected by someone else’s problem with alcohol. Go to http://www.costaricaaa.com/category/al-anon/ for Alanon meeting information
American Legion Post 10-Escazú
The A.L. Post 10 has its monthly meetings to Casa de España in Sabana norte. An elevator enables those with a handicap to access the upstairs meeting area. If you wish to attend, please e-mail or call for directions. Terry Wise, cell: 8893-4021, Claudio Pacheco, cell8876-1394, home: 2225-4239.
American Legion Post 12-Golfito
Meetings are held 4 p.m. the 1st Tuesday every month at Banana Bay Marina. The Golfito GOVETS have been helping Southern Costa Rica for over 20 years. Contact Pat O’Connell at: email@example.com, 8919-8947, or Mel Goldberg at 8870-6756
American Legion Auxiliary
The Legion Auxiliary meets the second Saturday of each month, at 1300 hours in Moravia. Contact Doris Murillo 2240-2947.
Asociación Caritativa Canadiense
The activities of this charity began in 2000 as part of the Canadian Club of Costa Rica. The group’s vision is that every student has access to a clean, secure, well-maintained, and healthy physical environment in which to learn and grow. Donations supplement what the locals can raise. Canadians and Costa Ricans are volunteer membership. To contribute or learn more please contact Fred Boden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bird Watching Club
The Birding Club of Costa Rica sponsors monthly trips to observe local and migrant birds in various areas of the country. For more information, please visit the website: www.birdingclubcr.org
The Canadian Club welcomes everyone to join them for monthly luncheons, and special annual events, like Canada Day Celebration, no passport required. No fee or dues, just sign up with your email address you will receive information about Canadian Events. For information visit: www.canadianclubcr.com or email Pat at: email@example.com to sign up.
Cooking Class Club
Meets the first Wednesday each month from 10am to noon. Learn how to create memorable dishes from a culinary expert. A four-course lunch and beverage at a special price follows each class. For location, directions, and more information, contact Barry Blazer at 6008-9944 (Reservations recommended).
Costa Ballena Women's Network
Costa Ballena Women's Network (CBWN) started in Ojochal with a handful of expat ladies almost 10 years ago. The focus is on networking, community, business, and social activities as well as offering an opportunity to meet new people. Monthly lunch meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month at various restaurants with guest speakers talking about interesting topics. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and check out Facebook: www.facebook.com/CostaBallenaWomensNetwork
Costa Rica Writers Group
Published authors and writers; newbies, and wanna-bes make up this group, dedicated to helping and improving all authors’ work, with resources for publishing, printing, editing, cover design; and every aspect of the writing process. Third Thursday, January through November. Henry’s Beach Café, Escazu, 11:00 a.m. Contact: email@example.com, 8684-2526.
Democrats Abroad meets on the last Saturday of every month at Casa LTG (Little Theatre Group). Contact Nelleke Bruyn, 2279-3553, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Join Democrats Abroad at: www.democratsabroad.org. Register to vote absentee at: VoteFromAbroad.org
First Friday Lunch
Each month ARCR sponsors a “First Friday Lunch.” Everyone is invited to join ARCR Officers and others for an informal lunch and BS session. No RSVP required. No agenda, just food and meeting new and old friends. Attendees are responsible for their own food and drink expenses. The FFL takes place at 12:00 PM on the first Friday of the month. Gatherings are at the Chinese restaurant, Mariscos Vivo, located behind the Mas x Menos grocery store (located across from the Nissan Dealer) and not far from Hotel Autentico (the former Hotel Torremolinos, where the ARCR Seminars are held).
Little Theatre Group
LTG is the oldest continuously running English-language theatre in Central or South America. For more information, go to page 157.
Marine Corps League
MCL meets at 11 a.m. the 2nd Saturday of every month, at Tres Hermanas Restaurant on the service road opposite Hospital Mexico. Look for the big bull statue in front. For information call Bill Enell at 8812-0126 or write to email@example.com
Newcomers Club of Costa Rica (for women) meets the first Tuesday of every month, September through May. Contact: 2416-1111, email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at: www.newcomersclubofcostarica.com
PC Club of Costa Rica
The PC Club meets the third Saturday of each month; social, coffee, doughnuts at 8:30 a.m. The meeting starts at 9 and ends at 11 a.m. Guests may attend one free month before joining. Meetings are held at the Pan American school in Belén. For information visit http://pcclub.net/home.php
Perez Zeledon International Women’s Club
PZIWC was formed in November 2009 to promote friendship between English-speaking women in Perez Zeledon and to make positive contributions to the local community. The group meets for luncheons the the second Tuesday of the months, hosts Walkers Day on the third Tuesday of the month, and has a Games Day (board and card) on the fourth Tuesday of each month. As event sites change, call Jane Gregson, 8899-6859 or Cathy Carrolan, 8384-8281, or email pzwoman’email@example.com. Website: www.pzwomansclub.org
Professional Women’s Network
PWN provides members with opportunities to network with professional women with the goal of aiding personal and professional development of entrepreneurs, students, and professionals. Monthly meetings are open to the public with an entrance fee of ¢4000. Membership with a listing in the directory is ¢12,000; meetings ¢3000 For information about meetings, the speaker, and to register, call Helen at 2280-4362. The group meets at the Tin Jo Restaurant in San José, Calle 11, Avenida 6-8. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org See the website: www.prncr.com, and the Facebook address is Professional Women's Network of Costa Rica.
Radio Control Sailing Club
Meets at Sabana Park Lake. For information write Walter Bibb at: email@example.com
Wine Club of Costa Rica
The wine club usually meets at 1 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month.
Join the group to tantalize your taste buds and expand your education. For more information on upcoming events, please call 2279-8927.
Women’s Club of Costa Rica
The Women’s Club of Costa Rica is the oldest, continuously operating, philanthropic organization for English-speaking women in Costa Rica. The Club focuses on serving community needs in Costa Rica, particularly on children’s needs. Along with its philanthropic fundraising activities, WCCR also hosts regular lunches, teas and many special interest groups. Guests are welcome. Find further information and a calendar of planned events d at: www.wccr.org
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Open to men too. English language group in Cariari de Belén, English-Spanish group in Heredia, Spanish language group in San José. We work on peace and human rights issues. Call Mitzi, 2433-7078 or write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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