• Costa Rica Real Estate

Arenal Report

June 23, 2011

With airplanes nearly as rare as polar bears at Lake Arenal, it was a huge surprise to receive through Google Alerts recently a video taken through the windshield of a single-engine four-seater zipping over the water and beach to land on a paved strip somewhere at the lake. In seven years here, I have known of no field other than El Tanque on the other side of Fortuna from the lake. A bit of Google research revealed that there is a heliport at La Mansión Inn, a small luxury hotel at La Unión, a village between the dam and Nuevo Arenal on the east side of the lake. If the video is of the La Mansión heliport, it shows that helicopters are provided a runway more than long enough for what was a pretty hefty light plane. It seems there must be a strip other than the La Mansión heliport. The video of the landing is at www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ECnwVldy7w.

Try as they may, Roberta and Daniel at La Reserva Forest Foundation are never going to run out of pasture to reclaim with their indigenous saplings. They recently finished a project called the Río Sol Bio Corridor in which 14,330 trees were planted in 10 days on 34 acres at the Maleku Indigenous Reserve. Some 113 native species were planted. The acreage was comprised of six properties along the Río Sol. In addition to providing trees from their own nursery, Roberta and Dan show landowners how to gather baby trees so that they may make their own nurseries of at least 1,000 trees per hectare to be planted. They then pay the landowner 50 cents per sapling when it’s time to plant. Etnies shoe company helped fund the project. Money was also raised through the Global Giving website at www.globalgiving.org. The La Reserva website, where more information and photos of the project may be seen, is at www.lrff.org

You may be interested

Swimming, squeaking and more: 5 sloth facts explained!
Sloth Sundays
89 views
Sloth Sundays
89 views

Swimming, squeaking and more: 5 sloth facts explained!

Sam Trull / The Sloth Institute - January 26, 2020

In honor of Slothy Sunday, Sam Trull of The Sloth Institute shares five sloth fun facts.  1. All sloths are…

USA picks new faces to take on Costa Rica after training camp shift from Doha
La Sele
28 views
La Sele
28 views

USA picks new faces to take on Costa Rica after training camp shift from Doha

AFP and The Tico Times - January 26, 2020

US national team coach Gregg Berhalter announced a 22-man squad Saturday for next weekend's friendly against Costa Rica that features…

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting
Costa Rica
89 views
Costa Rica
89 views

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting

The Tico Times - January 25, 2020

A donation from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) receive and track environmental…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!