San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

The National Surf Circuit finals are being held in Playa Hermosa this weekend in front of Terrazas del Pacífico. Nataly Bernold, Carlos Muñoz, Lisbeth Vindas and Jason Torres are just a few of the Central Pacific locals who will be competing in the event.

Following the surfing will be lots of live music options. Tomorrow night, reggae legend Alpha Blondy will perform at Docelunas Hotel, while Gentleman and The Far East Band will give a concert at Terrazas del Pacífico. Tomasito Cruz and Rey Ruiz are set to play Club Conga’s on Sunday.

Alejandra Alfaro, a fourth-grade teacher from Escuela Central de Jacó, received a wonderful gift of 150 surf books translated into Spanish to be used for lesson plans in reading groups. Mark Drewelowe and James Tancrell of Jimmy T’s Provisions put together a group called YAG, which consists of yachts transiting within Central and South America. The boats in this group agreed to become cargo boats for school supplies to the area, and the materials were distributed in coordination with the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce.

Desiree Morffe, local fashion designer and owner of Wishes of Venus, is hosting two fashion events this weekend. Today, she will be featuring her clothes at the National Surf Circuit Surf Fashion Party at Morgan’s Cove (previously Jacó Fiesta), while tomorrow she will be at Terrazas del Pacífico for the circuit finals. Desiree is opening a new store May 10 in Playa Hermosa, next to Backyard Bar. For information, contact her at or 2643-7140.

–Christina Truitt


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