December 2nd, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) After what those involved describe as a 20-year wait, the coastal community of Playas del Coco in Guanacaste finally has its own community center.
President Laura Chinchilla was on hand last week for an event that marked the delivery of the first stage of the center, which carried a cost of ¢100 million (~$200,000).
The first stage consists of an events room with space for 60 people, a kitchen, storage rooms, walk-in coolers, and other amenities.
“The inhabitants of Coco are very pleased to see this project finally take shape […] thanks to the joint work between the community, government and private enterprise, we can [finally support] this project that we’ve been fighting for for more than 20 years,” said Edwin Solano Rivas, executive secretary of the Association for Comprehensive Development of Playas del Coco (ADICOCO).
When completed, the next two stages of the project will house computer rooms, an amphitheater, a room for emergency care, administrative offices and an indoor communal space for about 350 people.
The final project will consist of 1,331 m2, at a total cost of about ¢316 million (~$633,000).