Dominical lifeguards plan July 3 benefit and auction

The Dominical lifeguards plan a community Independence Day party in that central Pacific community July 3.

The party is a benefit with a silent auction designed to raise money to keep the lifeguards in business. This year the auction will be going online to generate bids from those out of town, said an email from the Dominical Lifeguards.

A similar event last year brought in $10,000 and helped the lifeguards pay off two years of debt, said the email.

Dominical is among the few towns that have a professional lifeguard crew. They have saved many lives of bathers caught in rip tides.

The benefit will be at Roca Verde Hotel and Restaurant. More information is HERE!

The benefit is one of several Independence Day events that weekend and the following Monday.

The U.S. Embassy is hosting the annual invitation-only Independence celebration Friday afternoon at the Hotel Real Intercontinental in Escazú. Guests are mostly government officials, Costa Rican business leaders and foreign diplomats.

Democrats Abroad of Costa Rica is hosting a catered July 4th Picnic July 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Paso Fino in Barrio La Trinidad on the old road between Piedades and Ciudad Colón. Everyone is welcome, the organization said.   Those interested can contact Nelleke at 2279-3553 or email

Expats in the Grecia area also have a party planned that weekend, but details were unavailable.

Monday, Independence Day, the American Colony Committee is joining with Avenida Escazú for an afternoon event instead of the traditional morning picnic. The event will be from 3 to 8 p.m. All are welcome regardless of nationality, said the committee. Avenida Escazú is an upscale shopping area with office buildings and other attractions south of Hospital CIMA on the Autopista Próspero Fernández.

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