Monthly Archives: November 2011

Barrio Organizado

Over the past few weeks our neighborhood has met on Tuesday afternoons for about 2 or so hours attending the Seguridad Comunitaria hosted by the local Fureza Publica.  This course taught us all about being secure in insecure surrounding.  This is part of the continuing effort between the locals and the  Police to help lower the crime rate here in Puerto Viejo and Playa Negra.  With the successful completion of this course our neighborhood not gets to display a sign at the entrance to let people know that we are now organized and have an on going crime watch program in place.


We will be making smaller versions of this sign to have for people to post in and around their homes. 

Our graduation was quiet festive, sang the Himo Nacional, heard speeches and passed out certificates to those attending the class.  The class was all in Spanish, no English!



Overall this has been a very positive step in making better relations with the local police.  We have seen great improvements in response times and the fact they really do care about our safety.  The Police Commandant in BriBri should be congratulated on proving such positive efforts to diminish crime in our area.  Cheers!

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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


Ah, November already

The snow has been flying early this year and I still don’t miss it.  Now that our residency has finally been approved all there is left to do is pay the man(s) and get our cards!  Then we will be card carrying residence of Costa Rica.

Last month started out real nice and calm but has ended with lots of wind and a little rain.  When the winds kick up the beach really changes shape, especially when the waves get real big.  Not good for swimming or snorkeling.  So now until the dry season returns, the surf is king.


As you can see, not much in the way of rain in October, only 6.1 inches total.  Average is 6 inches so we are back to normal in that department.  The plants sure do like it when it rains, the ground can not hold very much water and dries quickly after these little rain events. 

So far this year since I have been tracking the rain amount (April) it has rained only 55 inches.  Not much for here considering we get over 140 inches of rain per year. 



Soon Thanksgiving, can’t wait to have our chicken dinner, and then on to Christmas and the annual party.  Then News Years rolls around and the year of the incredible election.  I guess there are always things you can wish for. 

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Posted by on November 1, 2011 in Uncategorized