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Loose Moose Garage opening December 15 in Tamarindo

Just when you thought Tamarindo couldn’t get any better somebody comes to town and builds a Canadian Pub! For those of you who have been in Tamarindo for a while, you remember the old Babylon nightclub. They were famous for their Thursday Reggae nights, and even had such famous musical acts like Damien Marley play. I also remember it being pretty sketchy, and that’s an understatement! Well, good news Tamarindo. The Loose Moose Garage is opening December 15. I talked…

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New Video! Liberia International Airport

We’re launching a new video series here on the Weekly Crawler, because, let’s be honest, it’s just too hard to read words sometimes. This is the first video. We’ll try to keep them short and entertaining (yes, I know, this is a video of an airport). If you have any ideas, comments or suggestions about the videos keep them to yourself….just kidding. Let me know here. Enjoy!

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Potrero Post a great resource

The Weekly Crawler mainly covers events, news, and happenings in Tamarindo, and we occasionally publish events and news from the surrounding beach towns like Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, and Brasilito. If you’re looking for a more in depth look at Playa Potrero I highly recommend following the Potrero Post. It’s the work of a girl by the name of Danielle who also happens to work at the Shack , one of the most happening places in that town. She covers…

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Tamarindo lifeguard program saving lives

The Tamarindo lifeguard program is doing an incredible job of saving lives these past few months. If you haven’t made a donation to this worthy cause consider doing so. Check out this article by the Tico Times on the program: http://travel.ticotimes.net/2015/10/tamarindo-lifeguard-program-saves-lives-despite-lack-of-funding/

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Alaska Airlines starts direct service from LAX to Liberia November 1

Alaska Airlines began selling tickets today on newly-announced routes between Los Angeles and Costa Rica’s two major international airports. The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, are scheduled to begin Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively, subject to approval by the Costa Rican civil aviation authorities. To inaugurate the new service, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares of $249 from Los Angeles to San Jose andLiberia/Guanacaste.* One-way fares for customers connecting from…

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Best mountain biking in Costa Rica only 45 minutes from Tamarindo

Most tourists come down to Tamarindo to enjoy the great surfing, fishing, and snorkeling our coast has to offer, but recently more and more tourists and locals alike have discovered the great mountain biking trails out at Las Catalinas. On my first trip out to Catalinas I asked one of the project managers why there was such an extensive network of mountain bike trails. It turns out the developer, Charles Brewer, is an avid mountain biker. Don’t worry if you…

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Limonada featuring new brunch menu

If you haven’t made the drive out to the Las Catalinas development you are missing some great views and even better food and drinks. Limonada is the beach front restaurant serving the development. I’ve gotten to know the general manager Can (pronounced “John”) since the Beach & Pool Crawl has been going there every Sunday. Check out their new brunch menu below available Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 2pm

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Salty Sols Surf School opens in Tamarindo

You might know Eric Atkinson as the bass player for the popular Tamarindo band Glasseye, but he’s also a top surf instructor in the area. Eric recently launched Salty Sols Surf School. He will be providing small group or individual surf lessons and will be based out of the Best Western. He’ll split his time between providing surf lessons for private clients of his and also will be the in-house surf instructor for the hotel.

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