Standing with the Northern Zone

Costa Rica’s Northern Zone is struggling: partly because of an uptick in COVID-19 cases in some parts of the region, but arguably even more severely because of the effects of the suspension of tourism on this iconic destination.

A group of local business and community leaders have launched a fundraising campaign to help meet the needs of some 1,500 families who have lost their income because of the crisis. More on this in the coming days, but you can read more here. If you or someone you know loves La Fortuna, please let them know about this effort.

Wishing you as much peace as possible this Monday evening!

I’m a writer in San José, Costa Rica, on a year-long quest to share daily posts on inspiring people, places and ideas from my adopted home as a kind of tonic during a rough time in the world. Sign up (top right of this page) to receive a little dose of inspiration every weekday in your mailbox; tell a friend; check out past posts; and please connect with me on Instagram or FacebookIf you want to learn more about how to support Costa Rica during the crisis, visit my COVID-19 section, updated regularly – or for ways to enjoy Costa Rica from afar, visit Virtual Costa Rica.

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