Manuel Antonio/Quepos Tidings

December 6, 2011

Hotel La Colina is now holding a barbecue every Sunday at noon for ₡5,000 ($10) per person, tax and tip not included. The menu includes southern-style pork ribs, Russian potato salad, grilled veggies and beer. 

Eight-year Manuel Antonio resident Donna Porter has developed a concept for a commercial botanical garden in the Quepos area, and the idea is steadily gaining momentum. Donna was the founder and first executive director of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and director of Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce, Florida. For the past six years, she has been creating unique private gardens in Manuel Antonio, but her real passion and desire is to develop a public botanical garden for Quepos. 

The garden not only would be a tourist draw for the area, but also would benefit the community educationally, scientifically, environmentally, culturally, recreationally, socially and aesthetically. The concept plan is for a 12-to-14-acre garden that would include a visitor center with a café, gift shop and area for educational workshops. A site search is under way, with the main criterion that it be easily accessible to all. Investors are also being sought for the project. This is an opportunity for an investor to make a positive, permanent and tangible difference in Costa Rica while making a significant profit as well. For more information, contact Donna at groquepos@yahoo.com.

–Jennifer Rice, 

jennifer@kidssavingtherainforest.org

& Anita Myketuk, labuenanotacr@gmail.com

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)
Pic of the Day
65 views
Pic of the Day
65 views

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 18, 2019

Isla Nublar, the setting for much of the "Jurassic Park" series, is unfortunately not a real Costa Rican island. Cocos…

Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety
Costa Rica
11 views
Costa Rica
11 views

Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety

AFP and The Tico Times - April 18, 2019

The Costa Rican Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that it places responsibility with the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro for…

Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomat
Latin America
25 views
Latin America
25 views

Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomat

AFP and The Tico Times - April 17, 2019

Venezuela withdrew the diplomatic credential from the Costa Rican chargé d'affaires on Tuesday in retaliation for the country’s acceptance of…

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