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Costa Rica Wildlife Veterinarian

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Charity, Costa Rica Living, Costa Rica Service Providers, EX PATS in Costa Rica, Newsletters

Costa Rica Wildlife Veterinarian

Our friend Karol Allard from the Salve Monos project here in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste brought to our attention the amazing work being done by Wildlife Veterinarian Doctor Irena Villalobos Hoffmann.  Yes you heard that right – A WILDLIFE Vet. 

wildlife veterinarian Irena Villalobos

Doctor Irena founded SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary in Nosara, Guanacaste.  SIBU’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured, orphaned and displaced Costa Rican wildlife, specializing in Golden Mantled Howler Monkeys.  It is a legally sanctioned Costa Rican Non-Profit organization that receives no government funding.

If you are interested in visiting SIBU or finding out more about their programs go to their webpage and you can reserve a visit.  We can probably all agree that at some point when you think of Costa Rica you think of the wildlife.  It is great to see someone putting in the hard work as a wildlife veterinarian to help out what would otherwise be forgotten wildlife.

So now it comes to the reason behind writing this newsletter.  Karol Allard is in constant communication with Doctor Irena with her work here in Playa Hermosa for Salve Monos and she found out the Doctor Irena had her car stolen.  Obviously she needs a car to get around and do her work as a wildlife veterinarian and as you can imagine this line of work does not pay very well and the Sanctuary is trying to raise money for their programs and there is no budget for a car for Doctor Irena.

Karol had the great idea of creating a GoFundMe campaign for the purchase of a car for Doctor Irena.  The goal is raise $8,000 – which will not buy a new car in Costa Rica by any means but will get something decent that will work for the purpose.  So please have a look at the GoFundMe campaign here and donate if you can.  We would really appreciate it.

Thanks for all your support.  It does make a difference.

Michael Simons

Come on Down Baby!

Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 139

What is the Costa Rica dress code?

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Living, EX PATS in Costa Rica, FAQ's, Vacation in Costa Rica

What is the Costa Rica dress code?

Hello!

What is the name of this website?

TANK TOPS FLIP FLOPS

Exactly.

That is our dress code.

Costa Rica dress code is tank tops and flip flops

Literally, you can go anywhere in this town, in shorts and T shirts. I work every day, in a pair of Tommy Bahama shorts and Polo Shirt, with a pair of Flip Flops. I could go to a wedding or a funeral dressed like that, and no one would be offended. As a matter of fact, they would probably be dressed the same way.

But the nice thing is, you can also get dressed up, and you would still fit right in. Whatever floats your boat, as they say. That’s the Costa Rica dress code.

The only exception to this, is if you visit one of the resorts and eat in their fine dining restaurants; like the Four Seasons or the Mangroove Marriott. You don’t need a coat and tie by any means, but they would probably not let you in wearing a Tank Top.

Come on down baby!

See you soon.

Michael Simons

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