San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

Global Electric Motorcars is now distributing its electric cars in Jacó; check them out in the showroom at I Love Sushi, on the corner of

Calle Boulevard

at the first entrance to Jacó. These electric-battery cars are perfect for short-distance transportation and zipping around town. Available in six different models, they are an economical, eco-friendly and fun alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles. For more information, contact Marc Hauser at 2643-3083 or

Special thanks go out to Jimmy T of Jimmy T’s Provisions in Los Sueños resort for helping to get extra school supplies to the district of Garabito. The school principals who received the donations were Syrlene Campos of the HaciendaSchool, Eduardo Arias of PlayaAzulSchool, Carmen Padilla of QuebradaAmarillaSchool, Marcos Villalobos of PochotalSchool and Franklin Herrera of Pueblo Nuevo Las Monas School. Anyone else interested in helping out area schools may contact the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce’s Gabriela Arias at 2643-2853.

Italian beautician Laura Visetta is back in town and has set up her new spa in the PacificCenter, store 17. Ache Spa offers treatments ranging from anti-aging and deep moisturizing facials to microdermabrasion, massages and waxing. For information or appointments, e-mail lvisetta@gmail. com or call 2643-2112 or 8317-9328. Ken Soto is now coordinating Spanish workshops in Jacó for Central Pacific residents. These workshops are designed to give foreigner participants their first tools in the Spanish language so they can become more involved in their communities.

A percentage of all workshop proceeds will be donated to Jacó’s new library project and to the McKee Project’s spay-neuter campaigns. For more information about this month’s workshop May 21 and 22, contact Ken at or 8917-9697.

Ken also will be presenting at the next Central Pacific Women’s Group meeting, May 20 at 9 a.m. at Balcón del Mar.

–Christina Truitt

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