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Jacó Happenings

Hope your costumes are ready! Tonight’s “Mischief Night” is kicked off by the 3rd Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball, featuring a live funk band from Washington, D.C, at Hotel Docelunas!

The festivities will start at dark, with trick or treating for the kids in the world-class haunted house. All kids are welcome, free of charge, if costumed and accompanied by an adult. At 10 p.m. the adult party will go into high gear with the sounds of “Midnight Spaghetti,” a high-energy band with a full horn section. This year they’ll be playing along with the D.J. from “The Roots.” A full buffet will be offered from 10 – 11 p.m. and again from 1 – 2 a.m. More than $500 in cash and prizes will be given out in the costume contest! For more information, contact the Hotel Docelunas at 2643-2195.

Tomorrow, get your costume out early to drop in on the oceanfront scene for Halloween. Check out the sunset at Ganesha, El Bohío and Clarita’s. And now there is the new Riviera Beach Club, 50 meters south of the Bahía Azul condos in Jacó. La Riviera offers fast food and cocktails daily from 11a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Guests are allowed to use the swimming pool, beach beds and umbrellas free of charge. Another sunset stop to make is the annual Los Sueños Hook Up Bar in Herradura.

Later on, the fun continues with Halloween events at Jacó Taco, Conga’s and Plankton. Follow the crowd out to the Backyard to see Los Chupacabras and then back in town to a party at the Monkey Bar! Get your costume out to make all the stops and collect all the cash prizes!

Also, in full Halloween style, ClubDel Mar will continue its annual holiday tradition of celebrating the British Guy Fawkes Weekend!

After a full weekend, find relaxation at the area’s new spa. LosSueñosMarriottOcean and Golf Resort has launched the new Sibo Rainforest Spa & Retreat. Danilo Domínguez, spa director, has done a great job. Through Dec. 31, the spa is offering to area residents a special membership program, including access to the gym, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, tennis courts and swimming pool. The membership includes discounts at the spa, the hotel’s retail outlets and gym services. For more information, contact Danilo at 2630-9074 or

It’s time to order your Thanksgiving turkey. For those and accompaniments, contact Jimmy Tancrell at Jimmy T’s Provisions, 2637-8636.

The McKee Project hosted another successful activity on Friday, Oct. 16, in the new park in Jacó. More than 240 students from the Escuela Central in Jacó – some with parents, some with pets – attended the event, accompanied by their teachers.

After a typical breakfast, the children who brought pets were treated to a presentation by Dr. Esteban Soto from The Plaza Boulevard Clinic in Jacó, and they won prizes of ultrasound teeth cleaning, vaccines and consultations for their furry friends.

Cynthia Lizano, chair of the McKee Project’s education program, and Scott Ramírez, of Scott New Promotional Music, offered a variety of competitions, with great prices for the winners. The prizes were donated by Vetim, S.A., Ayurveda Centroamericana, S.A., Chuck WOW Surf, Soleil Soleil shop, Beauty Salon Never Better and the

Plaza Boulevard

vet clinic.

A delicious lunch (for everybody!) was provided by the Escuela Central in Jacó. Angela María Lozano, from Escuelarte Jacó, offered an art class for 60 kids while two of the school teachers painted faces. So, in the end, we had some cat-and butterfly-faced kids jumping all around. Cake and brownies were donated by TCBY Jacó, members of the Central Pacific Women’s Group, Julie Textor, Anna Pilz, Cafe del Mar, and Douglas Giampapa!

Christina Truitt


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