July… SUMMER is here… or wait, WINTER is here… still can’t get used to this whole summer being winter, but unlike decades ago, when Quepos and Manuel Antonio truly went into a hibernation mode in the months after Semana Santa until Christmas, we now enjoy a robust mid-season here with travelers from around the world coming to Costa Rica. The increase in families, school summer trips, and other exploring the “green season” and all its magic have become something special, and here at Marina Pez Vela, while the fishing tournaments have ended, the ACTION IS JUST GETTING STARTED for another month full of reasons to come out to MPV!
COSTA RICA’S BIGGEST JULY 4TH PARTY IS ON AT MARINA PEZ VELA!
Sure we are in Costa Rica, sure Independence Day here is in September, but this IS our local English speaking paper, this is a melting pot of locals and expats, and when have we ever been one to not embrace any excuse for an amazing party! As in all of our activities, July 4th at Marina Pez Vela is an all-day event and one for ALL of the family. There will be games, inflatables, and a host of activities for all the kids to enjoy around the plaza starting at 3pm, just as the heat of the day starts to fade. At 6pm, the party kicks up a notch with the insane music of Kin Rivera Jr who will jam away through the sunset and until the epic fireworks display closes out the night at 8pm. All the restaurants here will have specials, some featuring traditional bbq and summer eats, along with their regular menus and options. Marina Pez Vela is a melting pot and this is a party for ALL to enjoy. So whether you are an expat who ran from the USA, a local looking to experience a bit of US culture, or just someone looking for some cold drinks, great food, good fun and amazing music…DO NOT MISS JULY 4th at MPV.
COPA ORO SEMI-FINALS, July 2 and FINALS, July 7
I could write an article about the summer baseball season, but since we already gave our friends from up north their July 4th festival, better focus on Costa Rica’s National pastime…FUTBOL (soccer)! As I write these words, Costa Rica still hasn’t played their first game in the Copa de Oro. This is one of the largest annual tournaments and an important testing ground for Costa Rica’s new coach and World Cup Qualification goals for Qatar. Hopefully we will be here at the marina, weather permitting watching it on the big screen, but if not, our restaurants will have the games on and there is no better place to get together with some friends, enjoy some great eats and cheer the sele onto victory!
RECYCLED BOAT RACES, July 27th
Escuela Maria Luisa, one of the local public schools has this amazing tradition which we are proud and honored to be able to support. Their students build boats from all recycled materials and we host a boat parade here at the Marina to see their creativity. This event is all about raising awareness about the importance of protecting our oceans and our water, and is just one example of how Marina Pez Vela hopes to be a part of this community and the development of future generations committed to conservation and environmental responsibility. Please mark your calendars and come down to support these amazing kids, their teachers, and the schools here who are planting seeds of conservation in our future generations.