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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD A LISTING, PLEASE SEND IT TO: email@example.com
ACCOUNTANT: *Lic. Francisco Castillo, 8711-2582, firstname.lastname@example.org
Airport SJO Transportation: taxis charge about $60 from Puriscal. CARBUS can be contacted at 2288-6633/6644 & email@example.com, $70 SJO to Puriscal.
ADVENTURE TOUR: https://www.oceanranchpark.com/ Near Jaco Beach.
ADVERTISING/MARKETING/VIDEOS/PHOTOGRAPHY: videos, social media marketing, photography & websites that generate sales, increase traffic, & promote your business brand. Weddings, baptisms, graduation, commercial work, real estate, promotional, and family portraits . I also work with a Drone and a 360 camera for home tours, websites, facebook 360 images, and Google maps business. Contact Louis Hernandez in Puriscal at; 2416-2281 & 7169-1729, email <firstname.lastname@example.org>, https://www.facebook.com/PuraFotosCR
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY: www.skyvusocialmedia.com
AIRPORT PARKING: Long term parking near SJO airport, about 15 mins./15 kms. Located at the Coyol exit off Hwy. 27, or Hwy. 1. Contact Luis, he operates “Luis Parking” and speaks English. $2.00 per day, no minimum and no maximum time. Car wash available. Airport pickup & drop-off $10.00. Email: email@example.com and tels. 8549-4608 2487-7402. Call for current rates.
In Alajuela, http://margaritaguesthouse.blogspot.com/ $20.00 per week.
La Garita, You can now see the website at www.villamargarita.info & you can make reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 506-8390-2132. $1.00 per day if you stay for one night, or $3.00 per day if you just leave the vehicle.
AIR CONDITIONING: Home & Auto: Puriscal…Estamos hubicados 150 metros norte de los bomberos/fire dept. de Puriscal frente a la defensa pública del poder judicial en el lavacar chito. para más información al 8752 8200 ** Multiclima S.A. www.multiclimacr.com
*Ing. Rodrigo Quesada Kaver, 2249-1607 / 8384-3604, email@example.com Cool Touch National Co SR. San Jose Costa Rica…refrigeration, air conditioner inf (sales & repair), automobile air conditioning repair. Contact; Jose Pablo Rojas Chaves: General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 2294-7709 8320-6836 8877-8083 recommended Automobiles: in Ciudad Colon, Aireconfort . Tel: 2249 1607 / 8384 3604
APPLIANCE REPAIR: VOLTROM, WHATSAPP 8949-0672, Puriscal. www.refrigeracionvoltrom.jimdo.com estamos calle al ctp de puriscal 2416 0110 Electrónica Díaz centro de reparación, especialistas en reparación de LED, LCD, Plasma, todo lo electrónico que ocupes reparar somos su solución. www.electronicadiaz.com
muchas gracias y bendiciones. Santa Ana Tel 2282-1760 Ciudad Colon 2249-1875 Whatsapp 70045760.
ALARMS: Grupo CISA Seguridad, 2416-0356, www.cisaseguridad.com http://www.globalqsa.com/ Cameras, sirens, alarms. 2237-8019 *PROARSA SA. 2265-7325. The very professional salesman that helped me was Jorge Corrales V. email@example.com *Douglas, San Jose, all costa rica; repairs, sales, wireless, CCTV, IP cameras, 8393-3513 English, email is: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.soportecr.com/
ANIMAL RESCUE: Spaying/neutering-adoptions-foster homes. Dra. Laura Villegas 2417-0011, Blanca Moran at the hardware store in front of Bco. Nacional 2416-8270. Facebook- “amigos del zawate puriscal”.
SENASA Costa Rica Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal. Barreal de Heredia Costa Rica de Jardines del Recuerdo 1KM al oeste y 400 metros al Norte en el Campus Universitario Benjamin Nuñez Central Telefónica 2587-1600, 2260-8300. Email; email@example.com http://www.defensaanimal.net/
APPLE APPS FOR CR…… Available in English. MAP; https://itunes.apple.com/cr/app/bigguide-costa-rica-map-+/id1103749073?l=en&mt=8
ID TREES: https://itunes.apple.com/lc/app/ojeadores/id1030536491?mt=8
AQUARIUM PURISCAL: tel. 500-74747. From the taxis by the park, 470 meters West towards Carit.
ARCHITECTS: Engr. Mainor Rojas Calderon, email…firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 2416-4262, 8815-0551, 50 meters South of Agro-Comercial Puriscal in town.
ART MATERIALS: http://www.artdepotcr.net/, Escazu across from World Gym, Plaza Natura. Paints, brushes, tools, supplies, canvas, easels, etc.
ATV TOURS: Jaco Beach and Manuel Antonio, Tel. 8412-3125, email…email@example.com
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS: Servicentro Araya, 2416-5691, gas, tires, in front of Seguro Soc. Rhino Lining for you pickup bed. http://www.gedsoluciones.com/rhino.html 2262-3605 in Heredia. Estación/service station San Juan 2417 5515 Don’t have the name….. 2249-6201, 8860-0861
*Autoparts Chico, Bo. Carmen diagonal UNED, 2417-0705, 2417-0758, Francisco Madrigal.
AUTO BODY REPAIR: *Christian Cubillo 2416-2235
*Mechanica MK, Diego Chavez, Bo. El Carmen (center of Puris), 2416-6179, 2416-5656 English
Gas station San Juan, past Bco. Nacional, 2416-5161 & 2417-1555
*Mechanica Kejisma, Kevin Chaves-bilingual, 2416-6179.
Auto Electric A&K, 2416-0896, 250 meters SW of Junquillo Arriba school.
**Santa Ana; Taller Hernandez, Randall & Ericka, Spanish 2203-2180.
AUTO SALES: http://www.crautos.com/ When buying a vehicle, have a mechanic check it first. Also, get the VIN number and check with www.carfax.com and http://www.certifi-car.com/ and also http://www.consultesuvin.com/
BACKHOE SERVICES: Ramon, “Moncho”, 8365-2434, 2416-6922
WEBER BBQ; http://crgrills.com/ Pedro Morales, 8883-64519
BEAUTY SALON: Genesis salon & spa, 8913-9846, 50 meters West of Taxis.
BIRDING: http://birdingcraft.com/wordpress/ http://www.avesdecostarica.org/ Also Rich Lobert at firstname.lastname@example.org http://ebird.org/content/camerica/ Costa Rica has over 900 different species of birds. Many of them can be found in the southern Pacific coast community of Uvita on the Osa Peninsula. Ecotourism specialists are now putting together programs that would offer bird watching tours to the thousands of visitors who come to the area each year to enjoy the diversity of plants and animals. Bird-watching is among the fastest-growing tourist activities in the world, according to ICT research. Bird-watching tourists traveling outside their countries spend on average $3,000 in a usual stay of some 15 days.
BOOKS: “Little Free Library” in the central park, Jessica Peck 8565-1115, Hazel 6127-3870.
The Ticos, Culture and Social Change in Costa Rica. Mavis Biesanz, Lynne Rienner Publications 1999.
Fred Holmes, Author of “How to Live in Costa Rica on $1500 a Month”, e-book $3.99.
Check out the legal book store at: www.costaricalaw.com
Liberia Judith, in front of the taxis, Puriscal.
Good Light books, center of Alajuela, 2430-4083, www.goodlightbooks.com
BOTANICAL GARDENS: Sarchi, http://www.elsegarden.com/en/the-garden/the-gardens Lankester Gardens: Cartago http://www.jbl.ucr.ac.cr/php/inicio/inicio.php Jaco Beach area; http://www.puravidagarden.com/ La Garita, Alajuela; http://www.orchidgardencr.com/home.html
** Christian “Tito” Quiros Monge, 2416-5406, 8822-7413, Junquilla Arriba
+Franklin Granados, 8879-9196
+Luis Gomez 8365-5297
CABINETRY: *Muebleria Hermanos Villalobos, Desamparaditos Puriscal. Oldemar 8882-8248. Email;email@example.com
http://www.muebleamerica.com/ Guachipelin, Santa Ana.
Mon. – Fri. 6am – 5pm Sat. 6am-noon. Located in Desamparditos, past Carit. About 6 kms. From the taxi stand/central park. He just finished the Costa Rican Tennis Club. He can send photos of his work, and he has someone who speaks English.
*ULISES: 8833-6853. Cabinets, furniture, buildings,homes.
* Diego Mora Lopez, Bo. San Isidro, 8346-1032.
Cable TV: CTV Cable Vision 2416-8181, 2416-7516
CAKES ; for all ocassions, cupcakes, mini-cakes. Ana Artavia 2416-6759. La Casa del Queque Puriscal tel. 85 80 83 56. 50 m oeste del cruce de San Juan. Gael’s Bakery, tel. 8705-7241. Facebook DeliTicos Costa Rica. 200mts sur de la Escuela de Junquillo Arriba, Puriscal, 2416 5951 Reposteria Sauge, 8715-1656, Facebook **Homemade pastries: Stella Bermudez Vargas, owner y Chef at Chef en Solera Artesanal , catering y pastelería, Bo. Santa Cecilia, 50 meters past MINAET. On Facebook, Cheesecake de fresa 🍓 100% artesanal selection of flavors: strawberry, Maracuya, Limón, Blueberry, Piña 🍍 colada, Chocolate
For orders call 8511-0696 ór 893-01718. Facebook
The Costa Rica-Canada Foundation has over a 25-year record of service and commitment to the pursuit of improved quality of life of people in Costa Rica.
CANADIAN TRAVEL INSURANCE: http://www.medipac.com/ http://www.snowbirds.org/home
CANADIAN taxes on pensions & benefits:
CARS: Buying a used car? be very careful in when shopping as a lot of the used cars have odometers rolled back, or vehicles that were an insurance write off in the states. Or the seller claims to be the only owner, just to find out they were many previous owners. Contact http://www.certifi-car.com/ for a thorough vehicle inspection and background check. Tel. 2222-2442
CATERING: Pastry, Stella Bermundez Vargas, Santiago de Puriscal. Tels. 8511-0696 ó 8930-1718. Dueña y Chef at Chef en Solera Artesanal , catering y pastelería. Photos on Facebook. Gerardo madrigal tel. 2416-75-82 Catering los Ángeles 8669-0665 Francisco Solano 8713-9188 Eugenia Gutierrez 8605-6583
CELL PHONES: iPhone repair,* Allan Monge 8980-7948, www.laboratorioiphone.com
CERAMICAS: Beautiful handmade, custom pieces. Norman Quiros in Desamparaditos, 2416-7718, 8890-3260, Spanish, call for appointment.
CHICHARRONES: Central de Carnes Puriscal, 2416-7310
CHOCOLATE: organic, www.sibuchocolate.com
In Matastal, Puriscal, about an hour southwest of San José, Juan José Ramirez, a small a farmer is attempting to pursuade other farmers to once again grow cocoa in the region. Ramirez and other growers said they lack funding and government support.
CIGARS: premium, handmade in Puriscal. You can contact us at, firstname.lastname@example.org Made at Tabacos de Costa Rica. The tobacco farm in Santa Marta is now called Tabacos Orellana. http://www.cigaraficionado.com/ http://www.cigargeeks.com/ www.cigarsofcostarica.com
Clothing/apparel: Teenagers Store, 2416-7312, 25 meters West of Taxis.
CLASSIC CARS: https://www.facebook.com/AutosAntiguosCostaRica?fref=photo
CLUBS: see “News & Events” page.
COMPUTER REPAIR: * PC’s in Santa Ana, Softech Technologias, 2203-6127, 8837-3471
- Manuel Prado, a Certified Mac Techinician, San Ramón. Tel. 6050-9916 or email email@example.com; www.applegeniuscr.com Manuel services virtually all Apple products, can quickly access parts and accessories and will come to your house. He is perfectly bilingual. A couple of our members have been delighted with his services.
- iCon (authorized Apple store) at Mall Internacional (just north of SJO airport, on the left, before entering Alajuela) and apparently expensive but the real deal. Tel. 2431-2641 / e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Mon-Sat 10:30 am – 8:30pm / Sun 10:30 am – 7:30 pm.
COMMUNITY SECURITY: info & ideas; www.actionalliancecr.com
COMPOST: California worm humus….., compost for plants of excellent quality produced by VIDDA Project, youth and adults with disabilities in Puriscal, our number is 8332-5914 thank you.
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT RENTAL: Segura, 2416-7836, 8395-5695, Junquillo Arriba Ruta 239.
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: Macho Cruz 2416-6006. Cedral 75 mts. from the park 2416-6062.
COOKING SCHOOL: Escuela de Cocina Sabor y Arte, Puriscal centro. Diana Isabel Madrigal Garro, Tel. 7206-9186 / 6056-0521. https://www.facebook.com/diana.madrigal.509?fref=nf
CULTURE HOUSE…Casa de la Cultura, 8478 4806. https://www.facebook.com/adeculturapuriscal/ http://puriscultura.com/
DANCE: Blooms, ‘The One Billion Rising’ Campaign: Membership inquiries are welcomed at 2444-8796 or by email to email@example.com
DANCE LESSONS: For all those interested in learning Latin and popular dances, starting a new beginners group on Tuesday and Wednesday 8: PM
Come and enjoy the 2 x1 in in the first month bringing your friend. Facebook; Academia de Baile Deyabú Puriscal, located in San Antonio, Tel. 6059-8539
Clinica Dr. Franklin Mora, next to the park, 2416-7278, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Dr. Alejandro Cespedes, near Hospital Mexico in San Jose, 8720-5393, some English.
DISCOUNTED MEDICAL SERVICES: http://www.medismart.net/ MediSmart is a Prepaid Medical Plan that offers a wide range of medical services through the Metropolitan Hospital, with toppings that will save up to 80% of your bill. MediSmart is a company of Grupo Montecristo. Monthly basic plans from $12.00
DERMATOLOGIST: * Dr. Victor Fallas Granados, Escazu, 2289-8648
Dr. Benjamin Hidalgo Matlock, CIMA hospital, 2208-8206, email@example.com, English
DOG ADOPTION: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Territorio-de-Zaguates-Oficial/1459982774272974 Alajuela 8815-2514. Territorio de Zaguates is located in Heredia Province, just east of the Alajuela Province line near Barva Volcano. Hikes are offered on March 4, 5, 18 and 19. Arrive at 8:45 a.m. in your own car. Call 8815-2514 (Alvaro) or email firstname.lastname@example.org ( Lya).
DOG BOARDING: Pet Garden, Dra. Carolina Calderon, English. Located along the road to Barbacoas, 2416-8837 & 8332-1274. She has rooms for 16 dogs, 5000 colones per day and you provide the food for your pet. email@example.com www.carolina.vidamascr.com
DOG FOOD: Kirkland dog food is a private label brand made for CostCo and it can sometimes be found in Costa Rica at Pricesmart. Kirkland has a very good reputation with dog breeders and dog show exhibitors, and many people say they have been feeding the food for years with good results. Kirkland’s foods are designed to compete with premium dog foods at a lower cost. They contain no corn, soy, or wheat; and they have no animal digest, by-products, or artificial preservatives. I found it to be half the price of name brands in local supermarkets.
DUTCH in CR: club Holandes http://www.clubholandescr.com/
ELECTRICIANS: * Eugenio Cespedes 8446-9643. *Also…Diego Delgados 8640-8389 firstname.lastname@example.org Electrical Engineer, approved by ICE: Alexander Mora Fallas, 2416-4029, email@example.com Francisco Salazer Sanchez 8984-9129
ECOLOGY: Fundacion Ecotropica, http://www.fecotropica.com/ 2416-6359 Butterfly farm, store offering biodegradable products, camping opportunities. Located 25 meters East of Banco Popular, next to the pulperia.
EGGS: farm fresh, free range chicken eggs…not factory chickens. The eggs are white. 1.500 colones/$2.75 kilo. Contact Mario Esquivel in Pozos de Puriscal, tel. 8613-8319 Spanish only
ENGLISH CLASSES: http://jumpstartcostarica.org/inicio/en/ Making a difference for Costa Rican children. JumpStart Costa Rica offers free, intensive English camps to Costa Rican students and hands-on professional development to public-school teachers in rural and low-income urban areas, in order to address educational inequality and create new academic and professional opportunities for underserved youth.
EQUESTRIAN CENTER: http://establosanrafael.com/horses/
FACEBOOK: ‘amigos del zawate puriscal’..FACEBOOK Groups in CR: Expatriates in Costa Rica, the expat’s guide to Costa Rica, Costa Rica Insider, Thing’s to do in Costa Rica, Costa Rica by bus, Gringo Gardeners in Costa Rica, Costa Rica poker, Costa Rica Gringo Classifieds, Personal Care for Gringos in Costa Rica, Texans in Costa Rica, Food in Costa Rica, Puriscal Times..
FARMERS MARKET: Friday afternoons 4pm -9pm – Saturday mornings 6am – 1pm, downtown by the Catholic temple/high school.
FISH DISTRIBUTOR: San Ramon; Fernandez/Alexander Fernandez, 8325-0057 / 2447-7341 / firstname.lastname@example.org Here’s what one of our members says, “Some neighbors introduced us to a absolutely great fish distributor in San Ramon. They have everything lobster tails, crabs, salmon, catfish, shrimp, etc. Some fresh and most flash frozen. 600 meters east of the Laboratorio school on the road to San Isidro. It looks like a house when you drive in but you will see the dozen freezers and the workers if you go in the driveway.”
FOOD DISTRIBUTORS: Public is welcome. http://www.oceanicfoods.cr/ http://www.belcacr.com/
FURNITURE: In Sarchi; Adolfo Aries, 2454-3927 / 8831-4306, owner of “Fine Furniture” in Sarchi, created Judy’s new kitchen. The cabinets were very well made and very attractive. He also made her an incredible wicker/wooden sleep sofa, a hand carved painted bureau and coffee table. The quality of his work is absolutely outstanding. If anyone has any questions, be sure to call Judy at 8307-9059.
In Puriscal, Muebleria Las Magnolias. Large selection of furniture, beds, from Sarchi made with Guanacaste wood. Tel. 2416-7303, located on main road coming into Puriscal on the right, on the corner in front of the high school and half a block from the Saturday market place.
ALSO See listings under “Cabinetry.”
FURNITURE CLEANER: sofas, chairs, auto upholstery, rugs. Ronald Monge, 8848-8695, also on Facebook.
FUNERAL SERVICES: Funeraria La Asuncion 2416-6671 8322-7363
FUMIGATION SERVICES: https://www.facebook.com/fumigacionsoscr/
GARDNER: 8863-2556 2.500 colones per hour.
GARDEN SUPPLIES: Vivero in San Juan past the school, 2416-4560. Garden, agriculture, livestock supplies; Agro Comercial “Macho Cruz” on the corner diagonal to SuperMora, 2416-6006
GIFTS: Holalola products include posters, coffee mugs, stationery, tote bags, and many other items featuring whimsical depictions of Costa Rica. For your friends, family and yourself! http://www.holalolashop.com/ Holalola is a gift and stationery brand based in Costa Rica by local illustrator Priscilla Aguirre. Her illustrations capture the magic of Costa Rica’s favorite spots and culture and the LOVE of traveling.
GLASS SHOPS: Vidrios Estrubal, 2416-4262, in town 50 meters South of Agro-Comercial Puriscal (Macho Cruz).
GOLF: Los Reyes, Valle del Sol, Cariari Country Club, Los Suenos, Los Defines, & Escazu Country Club.
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Roger Madrigal, Total Print, 2288-3204 Escazu. In Puriscal 8712-8193, email is; email@example.com. SG graficas in Ciudad Colon, Carolina Alpizar Nunez, 8540-2248. Biz cards, flyers, design work, signs, adhesive stickers, mugs, t-shirts, uniforms, etc. email is firstname.lastname@example.org
GUITARS: custom handmade guitars, repairs of guitars, violins, banjos…any instrument with strings. Barrio San Isidro near the cigar factory. Oriundo de Bajo Badillas…over 40 yrs. of experience. 2416-4992.
Mr. Paul Furlong in Atenas offers a 3 day course for $260.00. He will teach you to shoot and react correctly under various stress situations. Includes “mental set”, and details of presenting a weapon that will make you dangerous to anyone intending you harm. English/Spanish, flexible schedule of classes, help with CCP. Call Paul at 2446-0543 or 8898-9398, Fuzzlong@gmail.com, http://shootright.blogspot.com/
Poligono de Tiro CDC, http://poligonocdc.com/. Take the written, practical and the pyscological test in the same day.
GYMS: Alpha fitness 2417-1210, 150 meters West of Cruz Roja. Spinning, cardio, zumba, weights, aerobics, dance classes. Zumba Fitness Puriscal, Max Angulo 8329-0001, 1.000 colones per class, facebook; zumba con Puris
HANDBAGS, WALLETS, PURSES: custom made with different materials. Elena Campo, Junquillo Arriba, 8567-5476
HEALTH INSURANCE: private…http://www.palig.com/latin-america/costa-rica Santa Ana Forum I Canadian TRAVEL INSURANCE: http://www.medipac.com/ BlueCross BlueShield: https://www.seguros506.com/
HELPER/GO-FOR: *Macho 2416-6083 / 8390-3987 Spanish only.
*Dennis Bermudez, bilingual, 6222-3979. Email; email@example.com
*ASK ANGELO: For additional information and description of charges call 506-6008-4133, firstname.lastname@example.org
HIKING CLUBS: 2223-3186, 6010-0048, 2511-1811, 2229-0809 (see article in “Potpourri”).
HOME DECORATIONS: Beautiful hand carved wooden decorations, hand painted. https://www.facebook.com/Decotallas/?fref=ts
Orlando Ledezma Arley, 2454-4590, 8820-2560, Email…email@example.com
HORSEBACK RIDING TREKS: https://barkinghorsefarm.com/ Nine different rides to choose from! Directions; Pass through Ciudad Colon and head straight up the mountains towards Puriscal. Follow the winding road for about 25 minutes. Before you get to the center of Puriscal you will pass through the intersection of San Antonio (stop light). About 2kms. further, going down the hill you will see a ‘large commercial store’ on your left. Turn left immediately after this business. Do not go up the road into Puriscal. Follow this road down, down straight until it turns to a gravel road. Stay straight on the gravel road, past the cemetery. Bear left at a y union, following the signs towards Floralia. Go down for another 1/2 mile until you see a lone house where a road turns off to the left. There is a sign there that says Punta De Lanza with an arrow to the left. Take this left, a hard, hairpin left turn. We are the second entrance on the left hand side up on this road. Look for the horses, a brown wooden fence and a hay shed at the entrance. We are working on a new sign. Tel. 2416-3869
HOT SPRINGS: http://www.termalesdelbosque.com/ $12.00 http://baldicostarica.com/ http://www.hotelrioperlascr.com/ Orosi Valley, Cartago;
HOME CONSTRUCTION: http://www.concrepal.com/?lang=es…hese are pre-fabricated, one story homes. Custom Builder Christian Quiros 8822-7413 Spanish, contact Puriscal Times for references. Repairs, electrical, plumbing, structural, call Coli at 8890-8095.
HOUSE – APARTMENT RENTALS – CABINAS:
House for rent in the center of town, one week $378.00, completely furnished,1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo, spectacular view within walking distance to town. Contact Glen Engman at 1-781-284-6145, email is firstname.lastname@example.org No pets, no smoking. Photos here:
Cabinas Balneario Santa Marta, Mercedes Sur, Puriscal. 2416-3015. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, cabins. Best Chifrio that I have had in Costa Rica. Very reasonable prices. Wi-Fi FACEBOOK; https://www.facebook.com/centroturistico.santamarta
Establo San Rafael; http://establosanrafael.com/
www.lasalturas.wordpress.com Patsy & Bob 2417-1134
http://www.amatierra.com/ Yoga retreats
Cabanas en Suenos, bungalows in Junquillo Arriba, Guillermo Segura; 2416-8860, Email email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/cabanasensuenos.puriscal/?hc_location=ufi
Barbacoas; Lamar Arney at Bosquito Verde, studio cabin $50/night. 2417-3123, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rancho Montezumo…hotel, cabins, swimming pool, in Le Legua, Puriscal. https://www.facebook.com/Centro-Turistico-Montezumo-536503379795443/. www.ranchomontezumo.com, email@example.com, Tel. 2416-3035, 8561-3135.
Grifo Alto; Jose Reid at Finca las Mariposas, 8604-7552, $35/night – rustic. firstname.lastname@example.org
https://www.facebook.com/CabanasSanj/?hc_location=ufi Tel. 2416-5824, Barrio San Felipe in San Juan
HYDRAULIC HOSES; trucks, tractors, autos. Central de Mangueras S.A
Puriscal, Barrio los Ángeles, next to Credimuebles, call 2416-3838 o 8498-8716
INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER LOCATIONS IN COSTA RICA:
ITALIAN PRODUCTS: pastas, cheeses, meats, wines, oil, cookies, candy, soups, etc. DELITALIA, 2239-0326, 8am – 4:45pm M-F and 8am – 11:45 Saturdays. Calle Potrerillos, large intersection between Panasonic and the large bridge heading into Santa Ana. About 2 kms. West in front of Holcim, driveway on the left.
INTERNET: Some residents have service with Metro Wireless. Their website is in Spanish, http://www.metrowirelesscr.com/ Office in Santa Ana, Tel. 2204-7444
We are not the cheapest service on the block, and bargain hunters will find little here. Yes, if your looking for business class service at your home or office and have to be able to depend on it’s reliability, then CRWIFI Ltda. will exceed your needs. http://crwifi.com/index.html Our clients will tell you that for reliability, support, billing, uptime, and consistent speeds that CRWIFI is by far the best Internet service provider they have ever had. Some service available in the Barbacoas – Desamparaditos areas.
JEWELRY STORES: Joyeria Orlando Saborio, 2416-6143, South side of the park, in front of the taxis.
KIDS PARTY DECORATIONS/ETC: Fiesta Magica, Party Supply & Rental Shop in Santiago 2417-0335, Facebook . Distribuidora K-Nela by ICE 2417 0320
*Licda. Roxana Chavarria A., 8706-6185, 2416-4869, diagonal from BNCR & across from the high school, upstairs, her assistant speaks some English, email; email@example.com
**Attorney Richard (Rick) Philps is a Canadian citizen, naturalized as a citizen of Costa Rica. Rick practiced law in Victoria, B.C., Canada. Lic. Rick Philps – Attorney at Law, Petersen & Philps, San Jose, Costa Rica Tel: 506-2288-4381, Ext. 102; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.plawcr.com They also have an escrow company for real estate transactions approved by Sugef, “Alliance Equity”. www.costaricacanadalaw.com
*Licda. Yorleny Murillo Vargas, 2416-8538 or 8993-8838, email@example.com, Bilingual, in Puriscal.
*Lawyer & notary, Max Rojas Fajardo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2234-7676, bilingual in San Jose.
*Licda. Barbara Jimenez Coble; email@example.com 2272-3860, 8358-7075 Bilingual.
* Lic. Daniel Shanahan, Quepos, bilingual, Email; firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 2777-1313, Quepos.
*Licda. Alina Fallas Zeledon, bilingual, 2273-6119, 8340-2497, email@example.com
*Lic. Danilo Portuguez, Engl-residency/real estate, 8579-9862, firstname.lastname@example.org
LEATHER PRODUCTS: Walter Dobles 8819-1631 in Grifo Alto, Puriscal. Spanish but some English. Handmade bags, belts, sandals, cell phone cases, etc. Also La Perla ‘shoe repair’ by Super Mora offers very nice custom made leather sandals.
LIBRARY: see Public Library (very nice)
LITTLE THEATRE GROUP; Reservations can be made at 8858-1446 or through the group’s Web page: littletheatregroup.org/reservations.html
LIQUOR DISTRIBUTOR: Distribuidora Calderon in Junquillal Arriba, on the main road about a mile past the cigar factory. 2416-4439. Beers, wines and liquors. Closed for lunch 12 to 1pm.
LOCKSMITH: Cerrajeria, East of Banco Popular, 2417-1059, 8320-8033
LOCAL SHIPPING: San Jose to Puriscal; Comtrasuli bus 2416-4814, in SJ 2256-0105
MAID: * Illiana Jimenez 8584-3546
MARIMBAS: Factory and music group, Purires de Turrubares, 8835-6491/8644-3496
MARIACHI BANDS: Trio “El Santiago”, 45.000 colones one hour, 35.000 for serenata, 3 day notice before event. Call 8530-2319 TRIO LOS BOHEMIOS Ofresemos un regalo diferente para las Madres Servicio de serenatas 88824034 seria un gusto servirles
METAL WORKER: Contact Rafa in San Antonio de Puriscal, he has a metal shop and works with stainless steel. 2416-5368. Spanish but he has a friend who speaks English.
MUSIC: Choir group, Coro de la Academia, Carlos Luis Fallas, 2416-8458, http://www.siemprecamilosesto.com/corocalufa/index.php
MASSAGE: *Gloriana Guzman, Nueva Vida, Puriscal centro, 2417-1496, 8846-6784,
email; gloriguz85@hotmail. M-F 7am-7pm, Sat. 7-12. 12.000 colones/hour.
MOVING SERVICE: large trucks.
Eloy 8523-3259. Luis Angel 8892-7060. Marcos Quiros 8494-2795, Colo Carga 8301-8123
MUFFLERS: AutoSport, 2416-4832, 100 meters West of the Taxis.
NEWS: online in Spanish; http://www.puriscaleno.com
NEWSPAPER: “Puriscaleno” , owner is Verny Quiros, 8851-5787, email@example.com
NEWS & INFORMATION: Online…. www.amcostarica.com , www.qcostarica.com, www.news.co.cr, www.crhoy.com
NEWCOMERS Womens Group: Marsha Waddelow, President 8624-4186
NURSERY-PLANTS: Viveros EXORNA, 2416-7220, on the road in San Antonio before Puriscal.
NUTS IN BULK: Nuts and peanut butter, bulk presentations, GREAT prices in San Jose: http://www.nuecesindustriales.com/
ORGANIC PRODUCTS/FARMS: http://upwardspirals.net/organic-directory/
PANI: The National Institute of Children is the governing institution in matters of children’s and adolescents’ rights AND care. It was created on August 15, 1930. In Puriscal 2416-6211. Located near the Munic. sports stadium, Dirección: Santiago de Puriscal; Barrio Corazón de Jesús, 350 metros norte de la estación de bomberos, frente al estadio municipal. The government takes care of the children living in the facility. If you wish to donate gifts, Christmas, birthdays, etc. they can provide names of children who live at home but are very poor. The PANI facility will sponsor a “tree lighting” event in December and public donations of cookies, treats, etc. are accepted. http://www.pani.go.cr/servicios/directorio-de-contactos/12-contacts/29-puriscal
PARQUE NACIONALE : http://www.costaricaweb.cr/en/la-cangreja-national-park-costa-rica/
PARTY RENTAL SUPPLIES:
PEPPER SPRAY: Red Pepper Defensive Spray…available at Armeria Armix in Heredia 2261-6059 and Ciclo Huracan in the center of Alajuela, 2441-9469. Cost is between $10 – $15.
PET CREMATION: Cremation of pets, a service created thinking of the end of our pets, the only safe way that exists, which is burning the body of the pet and not buried on properties, lots, gardens, or worse still leaving them In Garbage Bags, thrown into rivers or on coffee plantations. Located in Barva de Heredia. https://www.facebook.com/Cremaci%C3%B3n-de-Mascotas-Francisco-de-Asis-Cr-388581867989206/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
Retains a memory of your faithful friend, for more information call: 2260 5543
PET HOUSE SITTING: http://www.livinglifeincostarica.info/
PET TRANSPORTATION to Costa Rica: http://www.ipata.org/ http://www.relocationcr.com/ http://www.movepet.com/
United Airlines, https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/animals/petsafe.aspx. “…if dog is on same plane as you are” and is not over 100 lbs, including kennel, and not traveling as cargo, no broker is required. UA doesn’t do dogs as checked baggage, only as cargo, but what I was able to just verify is that the broker is required for San Jose, but NOT for Liberia. Call your airline and verify the rules.
DELTA! They are great with shipping dogs. If you need a broker contact…. debbie@AllPetTravel.com
PHYSICAL THERAPY: *Nueva Vida, Gloriana Guzman and Estella, 2417-1496, 8846-6784. firstname.lastname@example.org Located up the hill past Comtrasuli bus terminal and the OIJ, on the right, large sign.
Power Fitness Ekilibra-T, 8703-5347, www.puriscal.biz/ekilibra-t/
Clinica FisioPlus, near US embassy. Paola Marin, English, 2220-4572, 8377-8802, email@example.com
PHOTOGRAPHER: Verny Quiros 2417-1100, 8851-5787, Spanish only
PLUMBERS: Coli 8890-8095. Ronulfo 8784-4247 bilingual. Plumber Jose Campos, Tabarcia. Worked for AyA for 16 months. Tel. 8542-8409. Roger al 8698-8279. Jose..tels. 6325-5069 or 2416-4486
PIANO REPAIR/TUNING: www.pianosojo.com 8920-3636 Jose Sojo, bilingual.
PIZZA: PIZZERÍA IAN 🍕🍕🍕 83921674 y 88775748 75 metros este de la clínica o frente al Taller los Gemelos. Call for updates on specials; Miércoles 2 x 1 en Pizzas de 2 pm a 9 pm$ervicio Express 88775748—83921674 Pizzería Ian en Barrio los Ángeles
PHARMACY: Farmacia Dozel, next to the old church 2416-6029
PROPERTY MANAGER: Expat naturalized citizen of CR; contact the Puriscal Times at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC LIBRARY: New in 2018, near the Comtrasuli bus terminal, up the hill and next to the OIJ building, downtown.
RADIATOR REPAIR: Taller Gonzalez in Barrio Los Angeles, 2416-5236
Radio Puriscal 88.3 FM www.radioculturalpuriscal.com
RAFTING: Aguas Bravas, 2292-2072, Chirripo River class III, www.aguasbravascr.com
RECYCLING CENTER: Centro de Acopio Yeca, 8321-6476, about 3 miles outside Puriscal on the main road, before the hospital, and in front of Frutas Yeca. Email…email@example.com
RESIDENCY: 3 categories….rentista, pensionado, inversionista. Note that if you do apply as a Rentista and are under the age of 55, you are required to pay into the mandatory social healthcare system, which could cost you $450 a month. Most expats also purchase private health insurance due to long wait times for appointment for specialists or surgery in the CAJA (social system). If you have a baby born in CR then you can apply for residency through the Vinculo program.
Mirachos: 2417-1919 on the road towards Barbacoas, just past The Fish House. 7 days a week, opens at 12:00. The grilled tuna was great, the steak could have been more tender, the big ribs were very good, good nachos….atmosphere excellent , great views and lots of parking. Pricing is good, expanding menu to included pastas.
CHINESE: Sabor Oriental, 2416-7872, 2416-8175. 150 meters West of Super Mora, Cedral, ICE. Rest. El Redondel-bar-event salon, behind Seguro Social in Santiago, 2416-6554 Sunday buffet 12-4pm Balneario Santa Marta, Mercedes Sur, Puriscal. 2416-3015. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, cabins. Best Chifrio that I have had in Costa Rica. Very reasonable prices. FACEBOOK; https://www.facebook.com/centroturistico.santamarta El Higueron en Cerbatana; ribs, ceviche, nachos, friend chicken, chalupas…plus singing and dancing. Porky’s Hamburgers & BBQ in Pozos, Santa Ana, 400 meters North of the church, just past Fresh Market. Parking next door. 100’s of beers. Casa 76 in Ciudad Colon, 225 meters East of BNCR. Great pizzas, pastas, fish and steaks. Beer & wine available. Restaurante Dona Tona, in front of Panaderia Monge, 2416-8452
**El Tulin, West side of park/church. 2416-0181. Can’t go there without ordering their ‘Jalapeno Poppers.’
Steak house & cabinas, Playa Carrillo Gte., http://www.cabinaselcolibri.com/
La Casa de Don Julian: about 3 kms. before Puriscal, 2417-3415, offers Rib Eye Angus steaks. Calle Los Herrera, San Antonio, Puriscal. Donde Pilo, 1.5 miles past Grifo Alto, closed Mon. Tues. Look for large Imperial sign on the right. Soda El Diamante is on google maps across from the park, next to Importador Monge. Good fried chicken..
RUBBER STAMPS: “paid, thank you, your name, etc.” Located in front of BNCR, next to the jewelry store.
SAFES: “cajas de seguridad” for your home. 2239-1283, 8831-1737
SAUSAGES: San Ramon, meat for expats, lots of sausage. http://www.carnesdongerardo.com/home.html
Italian Sausage: Marcial Artavia, 8920-0616, Atenas. Martaviac@hotmail.com DELICIOUS!
SCHOOLS: https://www.angloinfo.com/costa-rica/directory/costa-rica-schools-international-schooling-250 Private: Escuela Santisima Trinidad https://www.facebook.com/Escuela-santisima-trinidad-480555505353707/info?tab=overview 2416-7491 email…firstname.lastname@example.org Santiago de Puriscal, Barrio Corazón de María, del EBAIS dos 300 metros al sur y 300 metros al este.
Saint Spirit School……email@example.com Barrio Las Brisas de la entrada 100 norte y 100 este. Puriscal 2416-4818
Colegio Bilingüe Naciones Unidas, Centro Educativo Nuestra Señora Del Carmen 2416-8162 B° El Carmen Puriscal,100 metros oeste de la esquina noroeste del parque y 200 norte frente cancha fútbol del polideportivo. Email….firstname.lastname@example.org
Four other private schools in Ciudad Colon and several others in Santa Ana.
SECURITY SYSTEMS: Grupo CISA, 2416-8089, 2416-0356, 50 meters West of IMAS, 50 meters North of the Feria del Agricultor, 50 East and 50 North.
SHIPPING TO/FROM COSTA RICA:
* Charles Zeller, 2258-8747, 2431-1234, Email – email@example.com Airport parking available.
Also…http://www.lomaser.com/ Mike Rappaport & Bryan Aguirre speak English. Located in Cartago.
Barry Wilson & Arden Brink at: http://shipcostarica.com/
Import duties & tariffs: http://www.costaricalaw.com/Customs-and-Trade/costa-rica-import-duties-and-tariffs.html
SENIORS FOUNDATION: The Fundación Cadena Mayor (Seniors Foundation) presented Tuesday a new icon to identify spaces and services for seniors in the country.
The iconography, a blue box with 65+ in white and yellow lettering, replaces the blue box with a symbol of a person with a cane. The new icon will be used to identify preferential seats on buses, lines at for seniors at banks, health centres and public recreation spaces, for example. The Cadena Mayor says the new logo avoids the discriminatory message of the old logo. http://cadenamayor.org/ (under construction)
SENIORS HOME: Hogar de Ancianos Corazon de Jesus, 2416-6250, 50 residents.
SEPTIC TANK SERVICE: * Blanca Costa, 2416-6103, 8369-2038. Also** Fumigadora Mundial with Juan Carlos, English & Spanish, tels. 2416-6103, 2416-0287, cell 8339-2814. SANITARIOS LOS CHUMICOS, 8330-1555, 8772-5716
Shipping CONTAINERS and container homes. www.containerhomes.net Tel. 8307-8666 Located in San Ramon for 11 years. James Lee
SHOE REPAIRS: in front of the other Super Mora market past the park by the construction material companies. In front of the Super Mora you will see a narrow, covered walkway. At the end is a large repair shop run by ‘Perla’. Tel. 8913-1249. Custom made leather sandals, 25.000 colones.
SILK SCREENING; logos, designs, transfers on clothing, caps, bags, shirts, mousepads, cups, aprons. Oscar Castillo en San Juan de PUriscal. Tel. 2416-6235 and 8786-0769, email…firstname.lastname@example.org
SKYDIVING: Looking for some adventure? http://www.desafiovertical.com/
SOLAR ENERGY EQUIPMENT: www.solarcostarica.com, www.swissol.net, www.poderco.com. Purasol, a company specializing in solar domestic hot water and solar electric. CONTACT email@example.com or call at 8779-2344.
www.cr-solar.com/en/ Paul Furlong 2446-0543
SPANISH TUTORS: Mary Carmen, Santa Marta, 8730-1465, $10-$15/hour + viaje, has car. Her son speaks English. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Omar Arias in Puriscal, teléfono 8682-1140, email is; email@example.com
Isabella (a.k.a. Chris)…8895-2959. Puriscal centro.
Prof. Armando Jimenez has a language school 200 meters from the central park. Tel. 2416-5174 Tiene academia en el barrio El Carmen. Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Great book: 501 Spanish Verbs by Christopher Kendris, Barron’s Educ. Series, NY.
SWIMMING POOL BUILDERS: http://ecopiscinas.net/ Orotina…pools & storage tanks.
Pool supplies from Glen Bain, 2643-3227, email@example.com
REPAIRS: http://aqualifecr.net/deteccion-y-reparacion-de-fugas/ Pedrito Gomez, 8585-6042 Eng. / 8634-5350 Span. Maintenance & landscaping Bryan 6422-1306
Balneario Santa Marta, Mercedes Sur, Puriscal. 2416-3015. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, cabins. Best Chifrio that I have had in Costa Rica. Very reasonable prices. Wi-Fi. FACEBOOK; https://www.facebook.com/centroturistico.santamarta
Rancho Montezumo…hotel, cabins, swimming pool, in Le Legua, Puriscal. https://www.facebook.com/Centro-Turistico-Montezumo-536503379795443. www.ranchomontezumo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 2416-3035, 8561-3135.
Kamakiri Recreational Center. Mon: 6am – 10pm, closed Tuesdays, Wed.-Sundays 6am – 10pm. Tel. 2416-2175 Email; email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/kamakiripuriscal 38 meter water slide, heated swimming pool, fast food restaurant, soccer field, beach volleyball court, basketball, green areas, play area for kids, rooms for parties. Rock climbing wall and zip line canopy offering adventure and adrenaline. Directions are from PALI 100 mts. North, 100 mts. East. Entrance: 4.000 adults, 2.500 ‘seniors’ and kids 4-12. Futbol 5 10.000/hour, beach volleyball court 4.000/hour. Physical therapy membership 25.000. VERDE MALAKITA…Somos un centro turístico familiar, ubicado en San Pablo de Turrubares a 40 minutos del peaje de Escazú sobre la ruta 27. Camping, day use, swimming, waterfalls, wildlife. Tel. 8391-7918, closed Wed. Thurs. Visite la página en Facebook. Verde Malakita….
I have one between Bajo Mora with barbecues, soccer field, basketball court, rancho, swimming pool and large green zones tel: 8666-4064, Sr. Jose manuel Salas Chacon. Available for private parties.
SPAS: Trilogia Estetica & Spa, Tel. 6202-2668, located in Junquillo Arriba.
SOUVENIRS – GIFTS:
Souvenirs en bamboo, 6090-7249, rustic furniture, Mercedes Norte, Bajo Murillo road
Santa Ana; 150 meters West of BCR,2282-6073.
http://www.imperialbeerboutique.com/ items must be shipped within the USA or Canada.
www.cigarsofcostarica.com Made in Puriscal, shipped around the world!
STREET REPAIR/PAVING: Julio Rodriguez Marin, 8392-9285, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPANISH INSTRUCTION: Spanish classes for seniors, 2524-1726, www.epifaniaschool.com
SUPERMARKETS: PALI, Super Mora, Maxi-Pali (Walmart)
TABLE and CHAIR RENTALS: Exorna 2416-7220 in San Antonio
TELEVISION-internet: CLARO tv, internet, phone 8534495, 8522-0719. CABLETICA.COM. SKY satelitte TV. Metrowireless internet. Telecablecr.com, 4080-4000 E-mail: email@example.com
TIRES: Tire Kingdom, 2416-7655, diagonal of PALI.
Estacion de servicio San Juan, Firestone, 2416-5161, 2417-1555.
TOPOGRAPHER: Carlos Alberto Mora Cascante, 2417-1909, email…firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURS: One day rural tours, Discover Costa Rica: http://turismoruralcr.com/en
TOWING SERVICE/GRUA: * Stalin 8315-5000 and Gruas Macho 8877-4455, Gruas Chaco 2416-6868 / 8384-5259
TRANSLATION – Interpreter: Luis Diego Marin, translator; email@example.com
TRAVEL/TOURS in Costa Rica: Personalized tours Pkgs., Daniel Scoble, 8303-3249, email firstname.lastname@example.org
…Kevins Transfers….he can help you and will accommodate dogs…he is American and we use him for all transfers and has very large vehicles….he is based in Jaco and will go anywhere…we love him and he is fair in price Kevin…USA #n is 770-892-8284 and here is CR its 8340-5182…..or www.kevintransfers.com and email email@example.com
TRUCK FOR HIRE: Fernando Alpizar 8337-0367
TV: http://www.skycostarica.net/………http://www.claro.cr…….CTV Cable Vision 2416-8181, 2416-7516
USA TAXES: Nick Hodges, CPA/PFS, MBA, CFP NCH Tax & Wealth Advisors (www.nchwealth.com)
VAN RENTALS/TRANSPORTATION: Tours of Puriscal, Tours Bola 2417-1800 & 8982-1800, $90.00 Servicio de Turismo, Abraham Machado, 8870-5461 2249-3726, firstname.lastname@example.org Franciso Ugalde, 8397-6395, 2262-3952, email@example.com
VETERINARY: *Purisvet, Puriscal centro, Dr. Laura Villegas speaks English. Tel. 2417-0011 and emergencies 8928-1212, Email; firstname.lastname@example.org Dra. Carolina Calderon, English, located on the road to Barbacoas, 2416-8837, 8332-1274, and email; email@example.com www.carolina.vidamascr.com Pet Hotel also.
WALLPAPER: Creative Walls, Centro Comm. La Paco Escazu, 2228-9659, www.creativewallsdesign.com, FB/creativewalls
WINE: by Don Teofilo Santillan winery in Grifo Alto, Puriscal. Tours available, English, Monica 8847-7352 and Gabriella 8839-2398. The wine is sold in Super Mora (6.500) and at the winery for 6.000 colones.
WATER PARKS: The largest waterpark in Costa Rica has opened in the Arenal region, with the unique bonus that it has been built on top of a hot springs. Located just outside of La Fortuna de San Carlos, Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park combines the health benefits of the hydrothermal attraction with the fun of a waterpark. Facilities include a restaurant, pool bar and four water slides. http://www.kalambu.com/
WEED CUTTER/chapeador: Jose 2416-4486. Mauricio Villalobos 8937-2554
WHEELCHAIR: need to rent a wheelchair? contact the Lion’s Club in Puriscal.
WOMENS Club of CR http://wccr.org/
WRITERS GROUPS: Atenas writers group, meets 2nd Wed. of the month at Hotel Colinas de Sol, contact; Michael Rusin 2451-8063
YOGA: www.atenasyoga.com. In Puriscal, http://www.costa-rica-mountain-property.com/