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July 24, 2021

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AA meetings: http://www.costaricaaa.com/  San Jose 2222-1880
English meetings in Puriscal: contact Fred at 8866-0128

A group for men focusing on helping men with a history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who want to benefit from a group experience that will provide them a safe, confidential environment where they can share openly in a setting where they can form lasting friendships and therapeutic bonds with other men suffering from the devastating effects of PTSD. Contact Ray at 8363-2887 in Puriscal. Alcohol free but 420 friendly.


Roxana Barquero, Alajuela, 2443-6464, cell 8897-6464, email…roxanama64@gmail.com.  Private accountant and incorporated.  Her daughter speaks English.

Lic. Francisco Castillo, 8711-2582, castillofrco05@hotmail.com                          Lic. Edgar Chacón, MBA. tel. 2417-2010, 8823-3131, edchaconc@gmail.com.  CPA, only Spanish, directly in front of BNCR inside a liberia/bookstore.

 Airport SJO from Puriscal:  Jose is a nice, older guy with a RED taxi, Terios, he said 25.000 colones from the main park, 8764-8801, he is available from 7am to 10pm.                                                                                                                                                                      UBER:  Freddy lives in Puris but works in Sta. Ana-San Jose.  He said that he would take me from the Park to SJO for 17.000….off the meter, cash.  8723-6605   He has a 2017 Tucson.                                                                                                                                        Transportation: taxis might charge about $60 from Puriscal.  CARBUS can be contacted at 2288-6633/6644 & reservaciones@carbus.co.cr, $70 SJO to Puriscal.

ADVENTURE TOUR:  https://www.oceanranchpark.com/    Near Jaco Beach.

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY:  www.skyvusocialmedia.com


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: luisparking@gmail.com and tels. 8549-4608  2487-7402.  Call for current rates.

Rates at SJO airport:  https://sjoairport.com/parqueo
US $2.48 por hora
US $35.00 por día
US $200.00 por semana

Para más información:    Teléfono: 2437-2627
E-mail: parqueos@aeris.cr

Another option…..https://www.facebook.com/parquocercaaeropuerto/

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 bookings@margarita.info 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, 100 metros North FP Calcas, frente a la defensa pública del poder judicial en el lavacar chito. para más información al 8752 8200.   Aire Cond. Vega car wash.  Fernando Vega Fallas, studied at INA.                                                    Recommended;  Spanish…. in Puriscal, comes to your house Harold; 8808-5344 

** Multiclima S.A.  www.multiclimacr.com

*Ing. Rodrigo Quesada Kaver, 2249-1607 / 8384-3604,    aireconfort44@hotmail.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    cooltouchcompany@gmail.com            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.                                                Taller de refrigeracion de Eugenio Fallas 2416 77 37.                                                              Randall Cordero, Ciudad Colon, 2249-4047, 8843-0743                                          GRIFO ALTO: FERNANDO Aguero; 8807-6969 in Puriscal, Spanish                                              

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. proarsa@racsa.co.cr                                                                                                                                                                                        *Douglas, San Jose, all costa rica; repairs, sales, wireless, CCTV, IP cameras,  8393-3513 English, email is: dugalde@soportecr.com      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; info@senasa.go.cr                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.defensaanimal.net/



APPRAISALS: property appraisals, construction and/or land, experienced and very knowledgeable, good English, cost @$200.  Mario McKenzie, tel. 8680-9821, email; topografiamckenziecr@gmail.com,  mario.mcKenzie.q@gmail.com  Lives in Puriscal

APPLE APPS FOR CR……  Available in English.                                                                                                                                                                              MAP;  https://itunes.apple.com/cr/app/bigguide-costa-rica-map-+/id1103749073?l=en&mt=8

TOURISM;  https://itunes.apple.com/cr/app/a-turistear/id775345554?l=en&mt=8

TRANSLATOR:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartmobilesoftware.voicetranslatorfree&hl=en

ROADS;  https://itunes.apple.com/tr/app/ruta-alterna/id1116470365?mt=8

WAZE;  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waze-gps-navigation-maps-social/id323229106?mt=8

PETS;  https://itunes.apple.com/cr/app/petsapp-costa-rica/id646997419?l=en&mt=8

BIRDS:  https://itunes.apple.com/cr/app/birdsounds-costa-rica-lite/id594476979?l=en&mt=8

RESTAURANTS: https://itunes.apple.com/cr/app/ticoexpress/id580236990?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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…msajor@racsa.co.cr, tel. 2416-4262, 8815-0551, 50 meters South of Agro-Comercial Puriscal in town.

ART  MATERIALShttp://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…businessadventure20@yahoo.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.           


Manuel Esquivel, Bo. El Carmen 150 meters North of the polideportivo sports field. 2416-2525, 8878-2806, speaks English, does work for INS.  Photos in Facebook, Manuel E Esquivel Alpizar.

*Christian Cubillo 2416-2235


The San Juan gas station in town has a parts store and a nice garage ,in the rear; tires, alignment, oil changes, tune ups, general mechanical work.

 *Mechanica MK, Diego Chavez and son Kevin, Bo. El Carmen (center of Puris), 2416-6179, 2416-5656 English, email  mecanicakeji@gmail.com

Giovani…. 8707-0090,  he lives in San Juan , cel tel. 8434-9187
He is our mechanic and he is excellent.  Peter K.
De todo en Mecánica y Electrónica automotriz.  Junquillo Arriba, Oficina. 2416-0896
De lunes a viernes de 7:00 am a 5:00 pm

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 BATTERIES:  http://fpcalcas.com/index

AUTO – TRUCK PRODUCTS:  tires, radio, polish, stickers, clean, etc.  http://fpcalcas.com/index

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/                          

AUTO UPHOLSTERY REPAIRS: Alexis tel. 7079-8596 Spanish. He lives about 300 meters South of MaxiPali, past the cigar factory.                                                  TAPICERIA SAN FRANCISCO, 2416-7383, 400 meters West of intersection San Juan, Puriscal

BACKHOE SERVICES: Ramon, “Moncho”, 8365-2434, 2416-6922

BAMBOO:  Fundacion Neotropica, 25 meters East of Bco. Popular, Nuria Mora 2416-3198.

BARBER SHOP LA FLOR;  across the street from rest. El Tulin, open 7am-7pm, 2.500 colones

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 richlobert@gmail.com       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. 

BLOGS:       http://www.livinglifeincostarica.info/

http://ticoquest.wordpress.com/                                                                                                         http://gringocentralsanramon.blogspot.com/



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.

www.costaricaholmes.com   or   http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/120623

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

A year in paradise?…you can order a presale copy of “South of Normal” at  www.normschriever.com

BOTANICAL GARDENS: Sarchihttp://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


COLY  8890-8095      for English 8704-8178   Puriscal
** Christian “Tito” Quiros Monge, 2416-5406, 8822-7413, Junquilla Arriba
+Franklin Granados, 8879-9196
+Luis Gomez 8365-5297.                                                                                                                                                                                            Constructora HJ Del Norte, Diego Corrales Valverde, 2416-5130 / 8605-2724.  English spoken,    diego.corrales@hjdelnorte.com     Hemos trabajado en construcción con la Municipalidad, y la CCSS, además de casas de habitación, también tengo el negocio de las Cabinas Escarlata.

CABINETRY: *Muebleria Hermanos Villalobos, Desamparaditos Puriscal. Oldemar 8882-8248. Email;muebleriahnosvilla@gmail.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

CANADA: http://www.fundacioncostaricacanada.org/index.php/home

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

CASA DE LA CULTURA de PURISCAL: music, art, literature…located in city hall….8478-4806

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

CEILING FANS and LIGHTING:  http://jambugroup.com/    Escazu, tels. 2588-0348, 2289-5035

CERAMICAS:  Beautiful handmade, custom pieces. Norman Quiros in Desamparaditos, 2416-7718, 8890-3260, Spanish, call for appointment.

CHAIN SAWS & WEED WACKERS:  Taller Koki, 2416-0143, in front of Uned in Bo. El Carmen, Puriscal centro. 

CHICHARRONES: Central de Carnes Puriscal, 2416-7310

CHIROPRACTOR:  Dr. Jim McLellan in Santa Ana.  2282-3998.  You can find his office on Waze by searching chiropractica Santa Ana.  https://www.welovecostarica.com/costa-rica-chiropractor-dr-jim-mclellan-of-sana-vida-quiropractica-in-santa-ana-with-free-video/

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 cigars in Puriscal. You can contact us at, puriscaltimes@gmail.com   Personalized cigar bands are available and cigars can easily be mailed to the USA.                                                                  Made at Tabacos de Costa Rica, Santiago de Puriscal.  Tours available M-F      Also in Santa Marta, Puriscal;      https://www.tabacordilleracr.com/                                    http://www.cigargeeks.com/                                                                         https://cigar-coop.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.

COFFEE FROM PURISCAL:  SHB Cerro de Turrubares produced by APROCETU.  Sold exclusively at Super Belforth by the cigar factory.  Whole beans available upon request.  Tours available at the beneficio, tel. 8970-2017, E-mail aprocetu@gmail.com

COMPUTER REPAIR:  * PC’s in Santa Ana, Softech Technologias, 2203-6127,  8837-3471
*http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yeco-SA/116240391743062     English  

WINDOWS:  Cris Technology 2416-5403, next to Agro Gan vet. store, 1 block West of park from Jivis.                                                           There is a store in front of the park, past Monge and Musmanni, next to Rest. El Diamante called YECO. tel. 2416-6562 and email at yeco.ventas@gmail.com

Apple/Mac repairs:

  • Manuel Prado, a Certified Mac Techinician, San Ramón. Tel. 6050-9916 or email applegenius@me.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.

Dr. Mac. (authorized Apple dealer) in San Jose.  Apparently very reliable and easily obtains parts.  Tel. 8848-2424 / 2222-5850.

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                                     

 We teach lessons about Cake Decorating, Main Courses, Breads, Desserts and many others. Also we offer virtual classes. More info: www.saboryartecursos.com
We have an eco-friendly sushi to go. We prepare sushi on weekends. It’s delicious, everybody loves it, if you try you wont regret it. We are located 50 meters north from “El Tulin”. 8857-2140.  Puriscal
These are out Facebook pages:


Covid-19 test:    Leaving CR? Need a Covid-19 test? Contact MicroMed in Puriscal, behind the Farmarcia Puriscal by the post office. 8461-2423…70.000 colones. You need to call him 2 days before the test so he can get the “kit” to Puriscal.                                                                                                    https://ticotimes.net/2021/01/21/where-to-get-a-coronavirus-test-in-costa-rica

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  dewar@casadewar.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

DELIVERIES:  Trans Puris, Puriscal to Ciudad Colon, Santa ana, San Jose. Packages, mail, etc. 2257-7452 / 8347-3015

***Dra. Diana fernandez, calle to Barbacoas, santiago 8963-2440,  2416-8367, It is on the left hand side going to barbacoas a little past maxi pali, about 200 meters, next to Auto Repuestos Chaco.     English spoken                                          Dr. Alejandro Cespedes, near Hospital Mexico in San Jose, 8720-5393, some  English.                                                                                                     Clinica Dental Franklin Mora 50 meters North of the post office.2416-7278

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

DOCTORS:  Dr. Gregorio, Retired, lives/office in Guayabo.  Ear, nose & throat.  8821-8749  (Otorrinolaringología)

DERMATOLOGIST:   Dra. Eugenia Cuesta Jimenez. Tuesdays 2416-6171, located in Clinica Charpentier/Farmacia.  Liquid nitrogen

* Dr. Victor Fallas Granados, Escazu, 2289-8648  Lazer
Dr. Benjamin Hidalgo Matlock, CIMA hospital, 2208-8206, bhidalgo@gmail.com, English                             



cell +506 83252514
tania@charlies-angels-rescue.org    Facebook

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 lyabattleb@gmail.com  ( 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. clinica.dracarolinacalderon@gmail.com        www.carolina.vidamascr.com

DOG DNA Test:  https://embarkvet.com/

DOG/CAT BURIAL:  If you need a veterinaria to dispose of your pet’s body, contact Dra. Kenlly Guido at Agro Gan, 1 block East of the park, 8889-8706, @$25.00  Funeraria Horeb, on the corner across from the Cruz Roja-Muni, offers cremation for 75.000 colones.     

DOG TRAINING and boarding:  Alvaro Guerrero,  8342-9183, near the Redondel in Puriscal. Facebook;  https://www.facebook.com/guerrerosk9/

PET/DOG GROOMING:    Floria 8841-1086, Distrito Animal near the Redondel in Puriscal.  Facebook; Distrito Animal

DRIVER’S LICENSE:  The Medical Association of Costa Rica opened the option of making online payments, for medical appointments for licensing exams and license renewal.  The institution says that, as of this year, all payments for medical examinations should be made only online, on the official website:www.medicos.cr
Also, from February 1, doctors’ offices will no longer accept payments.
The institution also confirms that medical consultations will now cost ¢21,800 colones ($36) 2019.  See full article on “News & Articles” page.

DRONE VIDEOS & EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY:  Foto Arte Brenes, English spoken.  Alexander 8481-7572 in Puriscal,   Email; fotoartebrenes@gmail.com     Prices range between $ 115 to $ 500, everything depends on what the client asks for.

DUTCH in CR:   club Holandes  http://www.clubholandescr.com/                                                                                         

ELECTRICIANS: * Eugenio Cespedes 8446-9643.    *Also…Diego Delgados 8640-8389 lddelgados@hotmail.com                                      Electrical Engineer, approved by ICE: Alexander Mora Fallas, 2416-4029, alexmoraf@gmail.com                                                               Francisco Salazer Sanchez  8984-9129                   ‘Lato’ 8311-5683

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/

ESCROW & TITLE SERVICES:  https://stla.net/offices/secure-title-latin-america-costa-rica-office/

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 / mimarisco@hotmail.com   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.”

Great new store opened Nov. 2020 in Puriscal. Located between Jivis hardware and Hacienda Puriscaleno, 50 meters West of the park. 8847-0524. CASA GRANEL on Facebook. Great selection and the daughter speaks perfect English. Some Similar items can be found in the central mkt. for less money.
�Granos básicos, rice, beans, etc. etc.
�Semillas mixtas
�Frutos deshidratados
�Café en grano y molido
�Dulces tradicionales y mucho más…

FOOD DISTRIBUTORS:   Public is welcome.      http://www.oceanicfoods.cr/              http://www.belcacr.com/

FUMIGATION SERVICES:  Jaris de Puriscal 2416-2572, 2416-2501 Tecniplagas de Escazu Rafael Porras Porras. Termites, bats, rodents, racoons, blocked tubes & plumbing.   

www.fumigadorasinai.com  7105-0971

Empresa Fumitec  8704-5004

www.fumigadoramacam.com  Wilberth Madrigal Quesada, 8860-1100, 2100-7109                                                                                                                          https://www.facebook.com/fumigacionsoscr/  7070-3021

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                                                                                                           **Funeraria Polini in Bo. El Carmen  2416-7343/ 7325. $1260 for a plain cremation service.   Email;     moradadelosjardines79@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                          Funeraria Horeb  2416-3353, across from the Red Cross/Municipalidad. Cremation approx. $1600

FLOWERS / PLANTS:  Innovaflor, Manrique Vargas, 8741-9173, in front of Macho Cruz (speaks some English).

GARDEN ADVICE:  Victoria Torley, gardener columnist, can be reached at victoriatorley1@gmail.com

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                                              COOPEPURISCAL:  2416-6071, 60 yrs. in business.  50 meters North from park, around the corner from Super Mora.

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                Costa Rican artisans can promote their products in the NOVICA e-commerce platform, which has a social orientation and is associated with National Geographic, according to the promoter of foreign trade.
Indigenous masks from the Boruca people, Chorotega indigenous ceramics, wood pieces, glass, silver and leather jewelry, recycled bags and more, are part of the products found in the handmade in Costa Rica catalog, included in the platform. www.novica.com

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; rambspider@yahoo.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 sgsolucionesgraficascr@gmail.com                                                                                                                     

GUITARS: custom handmade guitars, repairs of guitars, violins, banjos…any instrument with strings.  Barrio San Isidro near the cigar factory, 250 meters East of Maxi Pali, 100m South. Oriundo de Bajo Badillas…over 40 yrs. of experience. 2416-4992.  Facebook,  Guitarras Misael Badilla Vargas


Mr. Paul Furlong in Atenas offers a 2 day course for $280.00, for the course and range time. Does not include ammo or gun rental. Also includes free help when applying for carry or purchase permits.  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 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.

FALCON SERVICES OF COSTA RICA, S.A. TEL 22216648 // 22216039.

COASE; San José, Costa Rica San Francisco de Dos Ríos.  2272-0633

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; denishola1@hotmail.com

*ASK ANGELO: For additional information and description of charges call 506-6008-4133, marisalazar334@gmail.com

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…f.orlandoledezma@gmail.com

HOME REPAIR:  Victor  8886-8823 in Puris, spanish                                                                                                                                                    Electrician ‘Lato’ 8311-5683 in Puris, Spanish

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 ‘Tito’ Quiros 8822-7413 Spanish, contact Puriscal Times for references.                                                                         Repairs, electrical, plumbing, structural, call Coli at 8890-8095.                                                                                                                     Constructora HJ Del Norte, Diego Corrales Valverde, 2416-5130 / 8605-2724.  English spoken,    diego.corrales@hjdelnorte.com     Hemos trabajado en construcción con la Municipalidad, y la CCSS, además de casas de habitación, también tengo el negocio de las Cabinas Escarlata.


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 theontarget@earthlink.net   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 cabanas_ensueno@hotmail.com                  https://www.facebook.com/cabanasensuenos.puriscal/?hc_location=ufi

Barbacoas; Lamar Arney at Bosquito Verde, studio cabin $50/night. 2417-3123, lamararney@gmail.com

Rancho Montezumo…hotel, cabins, swimming pool, in Le Legua, Puriscal.  https://www.facebook.com/Centro-Turistico-Montezumo-536503379795443/. www.ranchomontezumo.com, montezumo06@yahoo.com, Tel. 2416-3035, 8561-3135.

Motel…..Cabinas Escarlata:  Facebook   Bo. Los Angeles, Puriscal.  La dirección es 200 Sur y 100 Oeste de Credimuebles, los teléfonos de las cabinas son 8380-5033 y 2416-5003.

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

ICE CREAM artesanal:  Los Paleteros….30 meters down the hill from the park and JIVIS, 1.400 colones, great flavors on a stick.

ICE FACTORY:  1/2 block West of park below Jivis store, 2416-6573 & 2416-0876


INSURANCE:   http://garrettbrokers.com/

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., notary,  8706-6185, 2416-4869, new location below the post office next to the Mega Telas fabrics store, her assistant Lily speaks some   English, email;  r.chavarria537@gmail.com

OUTLIER LEGAL:   Office: (506) 2100-6593   Fax: (506) 2289-4728  Escazu  www.outlierlegal.com      

*Licda.  Yorleny Murillo Vargas,  2416-8538 or 8993-8838,   york.murillo@hotmail.com, Bilingual, in Puriscal.

  *Lawyer & notary, Max Rojas Fajardo, maxrojasf@racsa.co.cr,  2234-7676, bilingual in San Jose.

Gloriana Fajardo, Lead Real Estate Attorney, Outlier Legal Sevices Office: (506) 2100-6593
Fax: (506) 2289-4728, gfajardo@outlierlegal.com, www.outlierlegal.com. De la Paco 300 west 100 north Guachipelín, Escazú, San José.  Labor laws, estate planning, Notary, immigration law.

* Lic. Daniel Shanahan, Quepos, bilingual, Email; shanadan@racsa.co.cr, tel. 2777-1313, Quepos.

*Licda. Alina Fallas Zeledon, bilingual, 2273-6119, 8340-2497, licda.alina@amnet.cr

  *Lic. Danilo Portuguez, Engl-residency/real estate, 8579-9862, daniloportuguez@gmail.com

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, 50 meters East of Banco Popular, 2417-1059, 6232-5500

LOG HOMES – GAZEBOS:  http://www.grupoxilo.com/           http://maderaskodiak.com/

LOCAL SHIPPING: San Jose to Puriscal; Comtrasuli bus 2416-4814, in SJ 2256-0105


MAID: * Illiana Jimenez 8584-3546                                                                              Seidy, some English, practices Yoga, 8401-5074, lives in town.

MADERAS ROCHA: centro por Kamakiri, Jorge 8362-6958

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.

MEAT MKT./carniceria:  San Isidro Carniceria in Barbacoas across from the church on main road.  Special cuts can be ordered.  2416-5805

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.

MURALS: Interior/exterior, painted; SERVICIOS CREATIVOS
Tel: (506) 8684-9047
E-mail: artemaniascr@gmail.com
Puriscal, San José, Costa Rica

NEWS: online in Spanish;  http://www.puriscaleno.com

NEWSPAPER:  “Puriscaleno” , owner is Verny Quiros, 8851-5787, vernyquiros@gmail.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.                                                                                          Vivero Estrellita, 2416-4560, 8550-0220, 300 metros North de la escuela (church) mixta de Bo. San Juan.    Facebook   big selection                             Vivero Mary, Bo. San Juan, 8470 3649, 8997-0560 with Javier. You can also arrive by going past the elem. school in Barbacoas.  Facebook

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/


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 SHOPS:  Agro Gan, 100 meters below park, post office & Jivis.

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.    Service also available at Funeraria Horeb in Puris.

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

REQS:  airline approved crate, water-food-profile letter of the animal, try to book a direct flight, a Vet certificate that is dated no more than 10 days before your departure date, don’t sedate.   If your dog is in cargo, ask the flight attendant to confirm that your dog is loaded and secure once you’re on board. They may be able to give your dog a little extra water in his dish before take-off.

PHYSICAL THERAPY:  *Nueva Vida, Gloriana Guzman and Estella, 2417-1496, 8846-6784.    glorigus85@hotmail.com            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, fisioplus@hotmail.es 

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:  TAVA…..across the street from Hacienda Puriscaleno, 100 meters West of the park.  However the “best pizza” with very thin crust is in Pozos, STa. Ana:  Massa Pizza  on Fbook

PHARMACY: Farmacia Dozel, across from the old church, by BCR… 2416-6029                                                                                               **Farmacia Puriscal, next to CAJA office and the post office.  Dr. Luis Charpentier speaks some English.

PODIATRIST:  www.lacasadepie.com

PRESSURE WASHING: Costa Rica Pressure washers and Cleaning: free qutoes, Cell: +(506) 6290-97-87, 8860 2159,   Email: crpressurewashers@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL VERIFICATIONS:  DENTISTS & LAWYERS:  The College of Surgeons Dentists of Costa Rica wants to alert the public that people who are not dentists have been found providing such care as: cleaning, orthodontic placement, dental and prosthesis provision, among other services. The dental organization has implemented a search system where people can include the name of the dentist they wish to consult and get an immediate result on the licensing status of the individual.  http://www.colegiodentistas.org/sitCol/                                                                                                                                               To check the status of a lawyer;  https://www.abogados.or.cr/

PROPERTY MANAGER: Expat naturalized citizen of CR; contact the Puriscal Times at puriscaltimes@gmail.com.

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

RADIO & TV REPAIR; Taller Los Gemelos 75 meters before the Delta gas station.  2416-5709

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…centrodeacopioyeca@gmail.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.  If you are over 55 then “pensionado” status is much less. All legal residents must join the CAJA.  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.  Residency/CAJA as an “investor” is very expensive. For more information, go here:   http://www.usexpatcostarica.com/arcr-rate-hike-for-caja-plan/  Feb. 5, 2014.  



!!! EL TULIN; new location in Puriscal.  250 metros norte de la esquina noroeste del parque, Barrio María Auxiliadora.  El Tulin restaurant is no longer putting utensils in plastic bags or using styrofoam containers for take out. You can also ask for a cloth napkin!
Santiago De Puriscal, from Sabor Oriental turn left then right, about 200 meters on the right, street parking. Tel. 2416-0181. Facebook and they can send their menu to you via Whatsapp, extensive menu and pizza, beers/liquor, clean and modern, great food and fair prices.  Open Mon-Sunday, 11:00am to 10:00pm

SANTA ANA:  http://www.santaanatowncenter.com/via-gourmet/

LA ESQUINITA DE JM: Tipical, comfortable with a nice view off the rear deck. Located next to EXORNA nursery/garden center on the road coming into or leaving Puriscal. Great coffee, good Tico food, beer-wine-cocktails, open Monday. – Saturdays from 11:00am to 10:00pm, Sundays 8am-8pm….Tel. 7084-3779.

Mirachos: on the road towards Barbacoas, just past The Fish House. 7 days a week, opens at 11:30 supposedly.  Good parking but check your bill before you pay and expect to “wait” for the food.                                                                                       **CHINESESabor 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Casa 76 in Ciudad Colon, 225 meters East of BNCR. Great pizzas, pastas, fish and steaks.   Beer & wine available.   Che Pizza in CColon has a new location just before Delta gas station.                                                                                                                                            Restaurante Dona Tona, in front of Panaderia Monge, 2416-8452
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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tres Amigos, 1.5 miles past Grifo Alto, closed Mon. Tues.  Look for large Imperial sign on the right.                                           

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:   Santa Lucia, pre-school, elementary, high school, located in Puriscal centro, from Pali 100 meters North and 100 meters East. Tel. 8495-4832, email…santaluciaeduca@outlook.com                                                                                                                       Escuela Santisima Trinidad         https://www.facebook.com/Escuela-santisima-trinidad-480555505353707/info?tab=overview   2416-7491    email…joykama777@yahoo.es    Santiago de Puriscal, Barrio Corazón de María, del EBAIS dos 300 metros al sur y 300 metros al este.

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.

Security doors and gates.  Tico Aceros CR.
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Security Cameras…interventas.net
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SECURITY FOR TOURISTS & RESIDENTS:  The attorney general, Emilia Navas, appointed four new prosecutors who will work on tourists’ complaints in the areas of Santa Cruz, Nicoya, Osa and Limón.  The objective is to offer immediate attention to tourists who are victims of crime in Costa Rica, even when the victim returns home, officials will continue to seek the perpetrators of the crime.  In the case of tourists who are victims of a crime in San José, the complaint is made in the Office of Technical Advice and International Relations in the Ministry of Public Security.  The public prosecutor’s priority is to deal correctly with complaints lodged by tourists with the possibility that video-conferences can be held with victims or witnesses who are abroad. In the past, a lack of videoconferencing prevented cases from being resolved because the victim was not in the country, officials noted.

* Charles Zeller, 2258-8747, 2431-1234, Email – shiptocostarica@racsa.co.cr               Airport parking available.

Another option…..http://shippingcostarica.net/ 

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 FOUNDATIONThe 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, in front of Cedral Hardware, 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.

SHOE STORE:  “El Ranchero”…big selection, good prices, daughter speaks perfect English.  1/2 block from the park, down the hill in front of JIVIS hardware store.

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…castillooscar305@yahoo.com

SKYDIVING: Looking for some adventure? http://www.desafiovertical.com/
SNOWBIRDS:  http://www.snowbirds.org/home

SOLAR ENERGY EQUIPMENT:  www.solarcostarica.comwww.swissol.net, www.poderco.com.    Purasol, a company specializing in solar domestic hot water and solar electric.  CONTACT  ralph_carlson@earthlink.net or call at 8779-2344.

www.cr-solar.com/en/ Paul Furlong 2446-0543  English

SPANISH TUTORS:  Mary Carmen, Santa Marta, 8730-1465, $10-$15/hour + viaje, has car. Her son speaks English.  Her email is: candelaria1988@gmail.com

   Omar Arias in Puriscal,  teléfono 8682-1140, email is; omararias28@yahoo.es

   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; armicarit@yahoo.com

Great book: 501 Spanish Verbs by Christopher Kendris, Barron’s Educ. Series, NY.                                              


SURVEYOR/TOPOGRAPHY/APPRAISALS:  Ing. Danilo Fernandez, 2416-7614, 8729-4136, bilingual, Email…topopuris@gmail.com

SWIMMING POOL BUILDERS:   http://ecopiscinas.net/   Orotina…pools & storage tanks. 

Pool supplies from Glen Bain, 2643-3227, poolworld1@hotmail.com

SWIMMING POOLS:   Maintenance & repairs, Karen Porras Porras, 2215-5972  8522-2382, poolart@ftechniplagasescazu.com

http://www.piscinasaqualux.com/  in San Jose.

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, montezumo06@yahoo.com, Tel. 2416-3035, 8561-3135.

Kamakiri Recreational Center. Mon: 6am – 10pm, closed Tuesdays, Wed.-Sundays 6am – 10pm.  Tel. 2416-2175   Email; kamakiri@outlook.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 en bamboo, 6090-7249, rustic furniture, Mercedes Norte,  Bajo Murillo road

Santa Ana;  150 meters West of BCR,2282-6073. 
  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, jroyma@hotmail.com


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:   Streaming internet TV; Do you have a device such as an Android box, Apple TV, Roku, Firestick/Fire TV or even a laptop? If so, you can access over 600 Live TV channels, including all major sporting events and PPV in HD all for under $10USD/month. All you need is a device, a PayPal account and a consistent internet connection of 5mbps or higher. For more information, a channel list and free 24 hour trial please email teamexpat902@hotmail.com

CLARO TV, internet, phone; 8522-0719


SKY satellite TV


telecablecr.com 4080-4000 serviciocliente@telecablecr.com

Metro Wireless; www.metrowirelesscr.com

TIRES:   Tire Kingdom, 2416-7655, diagonal of PALI.                              Estacion de servicio San Juan, Firestone, 2416-5161, 2417-1555                           Belen, near Intel;  Servicio Car Club Firestone.  Tel.: (506) 4100-4420.  Correo: chantoesteban@carclubfirestone.com

TITLE INSURANCE – SEARCH:  Escrows, Trusts, Title insurance, Title search, Closings:    https://stla.net/offices/secure-title-latin-america-costa-rica-office/

TOOL REPAIR:  Taller Koki, 2416-0143, in front of UNED in Bo. El Carmen, 60 meters So. of Hacienda Puriscal.

TOPOGRAPHER: Carlos Alberto Mora Cascante, 2417-1909, email…proyectaryconstruir@gmail.com 

TOWING SERVICE/GRUA: * Stalin 8315-5000       and                               Gruas Macho 8877-4455, Gruas Chaco 2416-6868 / 8384-5259                                                      Gruas Puriscal 6337-5252

TRANSLATION – Interpreter:   

Ruth Fredericks, Pavas near the Embassy, 8843-0783

Samanta Chavarria, Barbacoas, 8314 9465

Luis Diego Marin, translator; marinluisdiego@gmail.com                                                                                       

TRANSPORTATION: Need to send/receive something….?  To and from Puriscal and San Jose on Mon.Wed.Fri.  About $10.00  Tels. 8489-3075.

TRAVEL/TOURS in Costa Rica:      Coffee & birds;  http://www.vivedota.org/                                                                                                           COFFEE FROM PURISCAL:  SHB Cerro de Turrubares produced by APROCETU.  Sold exclusively at Super Belforth by the cigar factory.  Whole beans available upon request.  Tours available at the beneficio, tel. 8970-2017, E-mail aprocetu@gmail.com 

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 comeeds@yahoo.com                                                                                  Reserva Quitirrisi:   NELSON 8957-0051                                                                                                                                                                   One day rural tours, Discover Costa Rica: http://turismoruralcr.com/en

TRUCK FOR HIRE:  Fernando Alpizar  8337-0367  and/or Alexander  8848-2117.                                                                                                 YOu will find trucks for hauling stuff (carga taxi) in front of Super Mora next to Cedral hardware/building materials in town.

TV:  http://www.skycostarica.net/………http://www.claro.cr…….CTV Cable Vision 2416-8181, 2416-7516

UNIVERSITY:  UNED, www.uned.ac.cr, Puriscal 100 meters South of Hacienda Puriscalena, 2416-6558                                                       Castro Caranza, 50 meters East of Banco Popular.


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, abmachado2000@hotmail.com                                     Franciso Ugalde, 8397-6395, 2262-3952, franciscougalde3@yahoo.com



** Dr. Diego Delgado, 20 meters North Koki small engine repair, on the corner 100 meters West of park 2417-1353,  8817-1744. New digital X-ray machine!                                                                                                                                                                                          Purisvet, Puriscal centro, Dr. Laura Villegas speaks English. Tel. 2417-0011 and emergencies 8928-1212, Email; purisvet@hotmail.com                                                                                                                                                                                               Dra. Carolina Calderon, English, located on the road to Barbacoas, 2416-8837, 8332-1274, and email; clinica.dracarolcalderon@gmail.com  www.carolina.vidamascr.com  Pet Hotel also.                                                                                           Dra. Kenlly Guido, Agro Gan, 100 meters West of the park.  8889-8706, kenllygh@hotmail.com   $25 to bury a pet, depending on size.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 VET & PET SUPPLIES: open on Sunday mornings, Hacienda Puriscalena, 100 meters NW of park (down the hill next to a Chinese Rest.)  2416-2545, 2416-8079, 8709-5003, email is vethacpuris@ice.co.cr



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.

WATERFALL TRAILS:  https://www.facebook.com/thewaterfalltrail/

 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

WRITERS RETREAT: Casa Mismac is a self-guided writing retreat in Puriscal, Costa Rica.   https://casamismac.com/

YOGA: www.atenasyoga.com.  In Puriscal, http://www.costa-rica-mountain-property.com/