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WALKING THE TALK - Giving Back in a Big Way

Helping Less Fortunate Kids - La Paz Tempisque School 12th annual 5K and kids beach race

There is no doubt the real estate market has been doing very well in the Papagayo area of Costa Rica and many of our agents have had record breaking years. What is even more impressive is the leadership that our agents have shown by not only being involved in their communities, but getting involved and giving back in a big way.

Joseph Emanuelli is putting the words of the Tres Amigos Realty Group Mission Statement into action:

“…Tres Amigos Realty Group and all of its Agents have a vested interest in Costa Rica's Papagayo region
and an unrivaled reputation and commitment to our community.”

Joseph is always the first to donate to a needy cause and has consistently made it a priority to give generously to local causes that most need it. He is an example of someone who believes in sharing the wealth and paying it forward.

Recently, Joseph became a Diamond Sponsor for the La Paz Tempisque School 12th annual 5K and kids beach race in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste on June 11th, 2022 at 4PM. He mentioned this to our entire group and that inspired both Tres Amigos Realty group and Tank Tops Flip Flops to match Joseph and also become a Diamond Sponsors. Because Joseph took the initiative, our group has raised enough to give a 100% free ride scholarship to 1.5 students next year.


La Paz Tempisque School is located in the town of Comunidad, behind the Papagayo Do It Center. The school hopes to accommodate 300 to 500 students, ages 3 to 18, from the following communities; Liberia, Papagayo, Coco / Hermosa, Filadelfia, Comunidad, Guardia, and Santa Cruz. The demographic of the students is a mixture of Costa Rican citizens, residents, and ex-patriots from all over the world.

So what makes this school special? Well, how many schools do you know of that have a chicken coop, an apiary, mandala gardens, or fruit trees? Not too many! Alongside the standard subjects of math, language, and science, children experiment with hands-on life skills and emotional philosophies. La Paz's core curriculum is based on international baccalaureate, US and Costa Rican standards and benchmarks.

La Paz Tempisque School in GuanacasteThe La Paz Scholarship Program is donor-funded. Community leaders that participate within the school seek out underprivileged children in the local communities and offer them the opportunity to learn at La Paz. Oftentimes, a donor is partnered with the student they support to create a bond and give the student a sense that someone is watching out for them. The goal of the scholarship program is to help these less fortunate children become future leaders and raise up the underprivileged communities they came from.

La Paz School is having their 12th annual 5K race on June 11th, 2022 in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. The goal each year is to raise money for the scholarship program! Over 88 less fortunate children have been able to receive an education at La Paz through this program. The goal this year is to raise $60,000, which will cover tuition for 6 students.

If you have a business, this is a great way to show your support and participate in the local community! Make sure to come to Playa Hermosa on June 11th to check out this incredible event. The kids even have their own little race on the beach!

How else can you help? La Paz is always accepting donations! No donation is too small. If you are interested in donating, please reach out to Joseph Emanuelli at He will gladly send you all the information you need as well as put you in touch with Astrid, who is a helper mom at the school. For those who want to move to Costa Rica and send their kids to school here, we highly suggest La Paz School. Come and take a tour of the school and see what it's all about! You won't regret it.