Follow our yearly event schedule and help our causes

Upcoming Events:

Tickets will be on sale starting February 1st on the website:

You can also buy your ticket in the following locations: Surfbox Flamingo, Cafeseato Huacas, Frijoles Locos Playa Grande, The Bookstore of the Waves Tamarindo, Cheboards and Café Corazon.


The film schedule will be available starting February 1st on the website The event opens its doors at 5PM. Films starts at 6PM.

2023 Black & White Fundraiser Party

We are EXTREMELY happy to announce that with the support of our sponsors, 400 attendees, volunteers and of course Pangas, this year's Black and White Fundraiser Party raised $63,000!!!!!!

We could not have asked for a more beautiful evening. With a delicious dinner provided by Pangas, tasty cocktails made by our CEPIA bar and the amazing energy and sounds of the talented DJ Assembly and Congatronica to get us moving on the dance floor all night long!

We are extremely grateful for this year's platinum sponsors Villa Sose, Reserva Conchal, and RPM Tamarindo. We also thank Capitan Suizo, Robin B. Movement, BOHO Tamarindo and Ideas Productions for their exceptional support. This year's fundraiser was also sponsored by The Coast Hotel, Serendipity Charters, Remax Ocean Surf, Sharkys and Pangas.

We were very lucky this year to have had the support of some very amazing photographers. VERY special thanks to Sean Davis (Instagram: @costaricaphotographer), Rachel Kershaw (Instagram: ) and Carlos Andrade (Instagram: @andrade_photographys)

Here are the links to their photos and video from this spectacular evening: @costricaphotographer @rachaelk8 @andrade_photographys

100% of the proceeds benefit the children and families of our coastal communities! CEPIA will be able to buy Christmas gifts, food baskets, school supplies and uniforms. CEPIA will also be able to maintain a permanent food bank for families in extreme need and thanks to this event we can do this all year long.

This year we had the help of 29 volunteers to help this event come together. A big thank you to:

Liz Daley, Geneva Garcia Ellen, Natasha Averith, Nathalie Salazar, Martin Salerno, Simona Daniele, Natalia Gallego, Roberto Cespedes, Maureen Navarro, Ericka Quintero, Fabriciano Cuarezma, Lucia Castro, Sophie Videau, Camille Bourlette, Isabelle Vandevelde, Camille Kindt, Ronja Muhr, Kim Behrman, Sean Behrman, Brenda Carey, Marian Paniagua, Dania Fallas, Keri Schmeling, Laetitia Deweer, Kim Nijhof.

This event was also such a successful fundraiser because many businesses donated products and services towards the silent auction:

2 Aves, Alegria, Alexia Huysmans, Andrea Castro, Azul Profundo, Bagus, Bamboo Sushiclub, Belldesign, Bendita Tamarnido, Blue Water Properties, Bocas Tamarindo, Boomerang Tours, Brothers of Ale, Cabo Velas Dental Group, Capullo Fishing, Casa Chameleon, Catherine Paulson, Cavallini, Cha Cafe, Circus Tamarindo, Coco Day Spa, Colores Del Pacifico, Community Tennis and Pickleball Academy, Cosmic Sister Shop, Costa Dental, Cura Sana, Deli Cafe, Denise Varela Sanchez, Dental Solutions, Diving Nomads, Doma Home Decor, Dr Eduardo Villalobos Beauty Clinic, Dragonfly Bar and Grill, E Souvenir, Ek Art Jewelery, El Huerto Playa Grande, Essential Drips, Fish & Cheese, Forget Me Not Boutique, Gracia in Mar Vista, Hair & Nail Bar, HandleBar, Hang Ten, Hotel Playa Negra, Indi Maya Swim, J&G Furniture Store Huacas, Jacques Hervot, JW Marriott, King by the Sea, La Oveja Surf House, La Vid Gracia, Lazy Lizzard Sailing, Life Is Better at Sea, Lilian Wine Store, Lola's, Los Altos de Eros, Lydia Beach Art, Malu Art, Marianela Ortiz, Natives Way, Neo School Playa Grande, Nimbu, Oasis de Meditacion, Ocho Beach Club, Ojos del Mar, Pachanga, Pacific Coast Dive Center, The Palms Villa 25, The Palms Villa 31, Panache Sailing, Pascual LC, Patagonia Del Grill, Petit Paris, Pots & Bowls - Las Catalinas, Pots & Bowls - Playa Grande, Pots & Bowls - Rohrmoser, Pura Vida Ride, QM2 Boat Tours, Ralia Realty & Ralia Retreats, Rip Jack Inn, Sentido Norte, Salon Saloon, Scuba Tamarindo & Wonder Away, Soulshine, Su Casa Services, Surf Club Bar & Grill, Tama Rocks, Tamarindo Bay Apartments, Tempisque Eco Tours, The Grateful Hotel, Tiger Cowgirl Art, Urban Eclectic Jewelry, Vamos Ocean Racers, Vamos Youth, Villa Deveena, Witch's Rock Surf Camp, Wok N Roll.

Special thanks also to Pixel, Fabrica Hielo Huacas, Fofi’s liquor Store, Super Massai, Surfbox, Cha Cafe, Restaurant Cepia and Casa y Mas.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY! We hope to see you again next year!