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Jacó Happenings

Congratulations to Kendall Pecou for winning a huge basket of goodies in the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Raffle organized by Horace Speed and Mónica Campos. More than 200 raffle tickets were sold, and proceeds will be used to buy gifts for local kids in need.

Earlier this month, the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce coordinated a visit from Scott Simpson, deputy head of mission and consul of the British Embassy, and Paul Birdsall, consul general of the U.S. Embassy. Area businesses and residents were able to discuss embassy services with the representatives at a very informative meeting. Both embassies want people to know they are utilizing online services and Facebook to openly communicate with their citizens. Find the British Embassy at ukin and, and the U.S. Embassy at and

Aurora Yoga and Wellness Center is now open in downtown Jacó at La Casona, next to Budget Rent A Car. Owner and founder Shannon Welch is a certified hatha yoga instructor from San Francisco, California, who has been living in Jacó for three years. The center offers classes for all levels, mothers, children, partners and surfers, and also offers Pilates and herbal and nutrition consultations. For more information or class schedules, contact Shannon at 8719-3028 or

Nazareth Spa and Beauty Salon is now located in the Costa Brava commercial center, next to Il Galeone mall above the Daystar sales office. Yendry Jarquín handles manicures, pedicures and beauty treatments, while Karol Mena and Priscilla Steller offer massage treatments. They will go to clients’ residences as well. For appointments, call Warner Bonilla, general manager, at 2643-3333.

To get in the spirit of the holidays, stop by the Los Sueños Marriott in Herradura this weekend. The resort is fully decorated, and the students of Falcon International School will offer a free concert in the ballroom tonight at 6 p.m. Also, the Boardwalk Terrace at the Marina Village is now open for high season, with both Bambú and Lanterna restaurants serving dinners on the boardwalk overlooking the marina. 

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