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Clubs and organizations in Costa Rica

Looking for a support group, local activities, political kindred spirits or a way to pursue your favorite hobby in Costa Rica? Check out this partial list of some of the country’s clubs and organizations, particularly those with multicultural or international areas of interest and membership. (Want to see yours here? Let us know at Please include contact information, website/Facebook page and any relevant schedule information.)

Alcoholics Anonymous

American Legion Post 10: Escazú, meets first Saturday of the month, 4034-0788, info@alcr10.porg,

American Legion Post 16: meets first Saturday of the month, Heredia, 2591-1695

Animal Shelter: Heredia.

Association of Residents of Costa Rica: 2233 8068,

ATEC (Talamancan Association of Ecotourism and Conservation): Puerto Viejo’s eco-tourism provider, help visitors find and interact with ecological activities.

Birding Club of Costa Rica(BCCR) observe and identify the 900+ species of birds found here, travels around the country. Patrick McDonnell,

Bridge: Asociación Recreativa de Bridge, 2220-2818, html

Coffee Pickin’ Square Dancers: San Francisco de Dos Ríos, Grace Woodman, 2249-1208, 8369-7992,

Costa Rica’s Writers Group: Currently maintaining a roster of over 50 members. Meets the third Thursday of each month (except December), 11AM, Henry’s Beach Cafe,
Escazú. Contact Bob Brashears:  8684-2526. Visits its Facebook page.

DAWG: domestic animal welfare group, Uvita. Adoptions, Saturdays, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Centro Veterinario building, Uvita (across main highway, block north of  Banco de Costa Rica).


Democrats Abroad: politics, issues, register absentee voters. Meet last Saturday of the month, invited speakers on topical issues.

Hash House Harriers: Costa Rica HHHmeet Mondays to run in the Santa Ana – Escazú area and Thursdays in San José.

La Leche League: For nursing moms.

Little Theatre Group: English-language community theater, 8858-1446,

Newcomer’s Club of Costa Rica: monthly meetings focus on providing valuable information about Costa Rica.

Professional Women’s Network:

Republicans Overseas Costa Ricasucceeds Republicans Abroad, meets once a month, participate in US Embassy and local government activities.

Salvation Army: Cuartel Divisional, Calle 3 y 6, Ave. 18, San José, Apdo. 6277– 1000, San José. 2248 9087 / 2248 9175 / 2248 9181,

San Vito Bird Club:,

Wine Club: renbrantly@aol.com2288-6515.

Women’s Club of Costa Ricafriendship through service. Main goals are building friendships and promoting education for Costa Rican young people.

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom: 2433-7078,

Women’s Slow-Pitch Softball League: Roberto Castro, 8839-3856

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