San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

Canciones del Mar is now offering Sunday brunches from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in addition to offering the best paella in town on Saturdays. Also, Sacagomas Bar and Restaurant at Canciones del Mar offers happy hour specials and live music every Friday night. For more information, call 2643-3273.

Stand-up comedy dinner shows are returning to Jacó’s Lemon Zest Restaurant beginning March 5, featuring comedians Josh Filipowski (Beatz 106 and “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jokes”), Gabe Pacheco (New York Underground Comedy Festival) and Mike Ennis (“Law & Order” and the Discovery Channel). Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 8. Seating is limited; call Nellie at 2643-2591 to reserve your table for a night of great eats and comedy.

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) will be at the Garabito Municipality every third Thursday of the month through November to offer information about tourism, the Maritime Zone, the Certification for Sustainable Tourism, the Ecological Blue Flag Program and more. The hours will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The ICT’s Central Pacific office in Quepos (2777-4221) is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Falcon InternationalSchool continues to set an example among educational institutions in Costa Rica. This past month, students and faculty from Ludoteca School of Quito, Ecuador, visited Falcon, staying with host families in Herradura and sharing in the school’s cultural exchange program. The objective of the program was to develop a “Peace Project” between students of both countries. The Falcon school will also participate in an exchange program with the International University College of Leuven, Belgium. For more information about Falcon, call 2637-7400.


–Christina Truitt

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