San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

Jacó Happenings

Lots of shops are having sales in Jacó. Mary Vancza’s Harmony Shop under Platinum Gym offers a fine selection of women’s clothing, jewelry, bathing suits and other unique gifts, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also, Rubén Rivera’s Furniture Consignment Store in El Jardín commercial center is a great place to find quality furniture at excellent prices. Rubén personally selects the items to be taken in for consignment. If you have some nice pieces you need to get rid of, give Rubén a call to see if he can sell them in his shop. Rubén is also available for interior decorating projects by appointment; call 8301-5999.

With the help of Aaron Baertsch, Tim Odon and the Poseidon crew have launched a new brand of beef jerky. Poseidon Beef Jerky is now available for sale, for ¢1,800 ($3.50) per 50 grams, at Poseidon, Licorera Jacó, Carnicería Cholo, Los Amigos, Super Pochotal, Dos Gringos, Backyard and Jimmy T’s. Those interested in retailing this product may call Tim at 2643-1642.

The national surf champion of Costa Rica, the Central Pacific’s own Carlos Muñoz, extended his winning streak to the waves of Newport Beach, California, to win the Volcom VQS Championships earlier this month. He left the tournament with $7,000, the biggest cash prize ever won by a Costa Rican in a surf competition. You might be able to catch Carlos this weekend at the Saturday Surf Series at the Backyard Bar in Playa Hermosa. Everyone will be practicing for the National Surf Circuit finals later this month at La Curva.

The new Municipal Police station can be found next to the National Insurance Institute (INS) and the GarabitoMunicipality offices on

Amapola Avenue

. The chief of police is Enrique Rojas and the secretary is Jenny Salazar. The station is open 24/7 and may be reached at 2643-1213 or

Falcon InternationalSchool presents a Spring Concert and Art Fair tonight in the Marriott Ballroom. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and will feature Falcon International students singing, playing instruments and dancing. The art fair will display a collection of students’ and teachers’ works from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Some pieces will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to the school’s cultural fund. For information, call 2637-7400 and ask for Gabriela or Karla.

Also, check out Ciudad Mágica, being held through June 3 in the empty lot on the entrance road to Clarita’s, for a fairground with lots of carnival games, food sales and trinkets.

–Christina Truitt

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