• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Flamingo Beach to get new Coast Guard station

November 19, 2012

In an event organized by the Costa Rican government and the U.S. Embassy last Wednesday, the first stone was placed for the construction of a new Coast Guard in Flamingo, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste.

Located in front of the old Flamingo marina, the station was donated by the U.S. Southern Command and will be finished by November 2013.

The project will include dorms for Costa Rican Coast Guard officers, restrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, air conditioning and a floating dock, among other features.

Public Security Minister Mario Zamora, Costa Rican Coast Guard Director Martín Arias, U.S. Southern Command Rear Adm. Charles Michel, U.S. Ambassador Ann S. Andrew and Santa Cruz Mayor Jorge Chavarria attended last week’s ceremony.

You may be interested

Costa Rica celebrates 72 years without an army
Costa Rica
12211 views
Costa Rica
12211 views

Costa Rica celebrates 72 years without an army

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 30, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday is celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the abolition of its army. While the official holiday is…

Slothy Sunday: This just in — sloths are cute!
Sloth Sundays
2166 views
Sloth Sundays
2166 views

Slothy Sunday: This just in — sloths are cute!

The Tico Times - November 29, 2020

This just in from The Tico Times: Sloth are very cute! We visited Toucan Rescue Ranch in San Isidro, Costa…

Dental school or Costa Rica dental abroad?
Dental Tourism
2352 views
Dental Tourism
2352 views

Dental school or Costa Rica dental abroad?

Patrick Goodness / Goodness Dental - November 28, 2020

A visit to the local dentist is becoming too expensive for most Americans. While prices for routine check-ups and cleanings…