San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

The Central Pacific Women’s Group’s next meeting is set for July 15 at Balcón del Mar in Jacó. Guest speaker José Rojas, an immigration attorney from the firm Fragomen Global, will be there to provide information on the country’s immigration laws and obtaining residency. For more information, call the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce at 2643-2853.

Those looking to rent a car in Jacó have plenty of choices: Zuma (, across from Il Galeone mall in the center of town, open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., managed by Regis Fillow, 2643-1528,; Budget (, 200 meters south of Hotel Tangeri, across from Mango Surf & Skate Shop, open Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., managed by Alex Romero, 2643-2665,; Economy (, 100 meters south of the Best Western Jacó Beach Resort, open daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., managed by Freddy Castro, 2643-1719,; Payless (, across the bridge from Subway, open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., managed by Erick Sánchez, 2643-3224; and Alamo (www.alamocostarica. com), toward the south end of town, across from Pancho Villa Restaurant, open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., managed by José Solís, 2643-1752, Once you have that car, there is lot’s to do and see in the Central Pacific.

The Masters’ Surf Contest for ages 35 and up is set for tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Backyard in Hermosa. There is no entry fee, and cash prizes will be awarded.

–Christina Truitt

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